UPDATE: We the People Amendment Introduced

UPDATED

Here’s the Amendment language from Move to Amend:

https://movetoamend.org/wethepeopleamendment

Here’s a link to Free Speech For People, congratulating Representatives Nolan and Pocan, as well as Move to Amend, on the We the People Amendment:

http://www.freespeechforpeople.org/node/513

Here’s a Reddit discussion with Ben Manski, from Move To Amend:

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/18bfp8/i_am_ben_manski_of_the_move_to_amend_national/

Move to Amend has announced that a proposed Constitutional amendment “stating that corporations are not people and money is not speech” will be introduced in Congress on Monday. Here’s the media advisory:

MEDIA ADVISORY for Monday, February 11 at 10AM at National Press Club, Washington DC

CONTACT:

First Constitutional Amendment to be Introduced in Congress Stating Corporations Are Not People & Money Is Not Speech

Reps. Nolan & Pocan Respond to Over 500 Municipal Resolutions Calling for “We the People” Amendment

On Monday, February 11, Move to Amend will join members of Congress as they introduce Move to Amend’s “We the People Amendment” an amendment that clearly and unequivocally states that: 1) Rights recognized under the Constitution belong to human beings only, and not to government-created artificial legal entities such as corporations and limited liability companies; and 2) Political campaign spending is not a form of speech protected under the First Amendment.

The Move to Amend coalition was formed in 2009 in preparation for the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision. Today, the coalition of nearly 260,000 people and hundreds of organizations has helped to pass nearly 500 resolutions in municipalities and local governments across the country calling on the state and federal governments to adopt this amendment.

The “We the People Amendment” is being introduced by Representative Rick Nolan (DFL-Minnesota) and Representative Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin).

WHAT:     Press Conference Announcement of We the People Amendment Introduction in Congress. Amendment language to be unveiled.

WHEN/WHERE:     Monday, February 11, 2013. 10:00 am, National Press Club (PHOTO OP)

WHO:     Move to Amend Spokespeople Ben Manski (Wisconsin) and Leesa “George” Friday (North Carolina) together with lead sponsor United States Representative Rick Nolan (DFL-Minnesota).

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About Jeff Clements

Jeff serves as President of American Promise. He has practiced law for three decades in public service and private practice, and is the author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations. He is also the founder of Whaleback Partners LLC, which provides sustainable financing to businesses in the local agriculture economy. Previously, Jeff has been a partner in a major Boston law firm and served as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the public law enforcement bureau in the Attorney General’s Office in Massachusetts. Jeff has helped to start and been a board member of many non-profit organizations and businesses. Today, in addition to the board of American Promise, he serves on the vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, Massachusetts. Twitter: @ClementsJeff
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