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 Clements is co-founder and chair of the board of Free Speech for People, a national non-partisan campaign to overturn Citizens United v. FEC, challenge excessive corporate power, and strengthen American democracy and republican self-government. He co-founded Free Speech For People in 2010, after representing several public interest organizations with a Supreme Court amicus brief in the Citizens United case. Jeff has served as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Public Protection Bureau in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. As Bureau Chief, he led more than 100 staff in the enforcement of environmental, healthcare, financial services, civil rights, antitrust and consumer protection laws. In private practice, Jeff has been a partner at Mintz Levin in Boston, and in his own firm. Jeff also has served in leadership capacities on numerous boards, including that of the Portland Water District, a public agency responsible for protecting and delivering safe drinking water and ensuring proper treatment of wastewater for 160,000 people; Friends of Casco Bay, an environmental organization he co-founded with others to protect and enhance stewardship of Maine’s Casco Bay; and The Waldorf School in Lexington, Massachusetts. In 2012, Jeff co-founded Whaleback Partners LLC, which provides cost-effective capital to farmers and businesses engaged in local, sustainable agriculture. Jeff graduated with distinction in History and Government from Colby College in 1984, and magna cum laude from the Cornell Law School in 1988. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts with his wife and three children. Jeff Clements Twitter: @ClementsJeff Email: jclements@freespeechforpeople.org
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