Tuesday, May 15, 2012

[PDI] Stop the Elites in Their Tracks

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From: "Move to Amend" <info@movetoamend.org>
Date: May 15, 2012 11:04 AM
Subject: Stop the Elites in Their Tracks
To: <aquarianm@gmail.com>

*The National Campaign to End Corporate Personhood and Demand Real
Democracy!* [image: Move to

*Democracy Activism or Judicial Activism — Our Choice*


Joshua Holland knocked it out of the park with his recent
"How the Corporate Elite Hijacked America's Courts to Enrich the Top 1
Percent," a must read for any democracy advocate.

It's clear *Move To Amend is on the right track.*

Holland describes a *decades long assault on our judicial system* by right
leaning organizations to appoint judges that side with the wealthy and
their corporations at a much higher rate than it finds for the middle class
and unions.

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*(And we need your friends and colleagues to join us! Please share our
forward this email.)

Holland cites several studies, among them one that shows that *members of
Congress are more likely to respond to the wealthy constituents* than they
are to middle class constituents. The poor are barely on their radar.

He concludes that if these activists continue to get their way, *we can
kiss the remaining shreds of the social safety net

To address this *miscarriage of justice*, we're building support for the Move
To Amend amendment<http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=fCr%2FBrOl7Je30zmphElCzIBaJ%2F5plUre>,
which states that a corporation is not a person and money is not speech.

*Passing our amendment to the Constitution must be done* if we are to have
a real democracy — regardless of the powerful forces aligned against us. To
us, like our revolutionary forebears, it is do or die — there is no place
for tyranny among a free and democratic people.

Thomas Paine said, *"We have it in our power to begin the world over again."
* The truth is we have greater power now than when those words were first
uttered — we just need to exercise it!

The time has come for each of us to ramp up our efforts to perfect our
democracy. *Please use your networks to distribute this message far and
wide.* Our goal is 500,000 signatures on the Motion to
year's end.

Thank you,

*Ashley Sanders, Ben Manski, Daniel Lee, David Cobb, Egberto Willies,
Jerome Scott, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Laura Bonham, Leesa "George" Friday,
Nancy Price, Stephen Justino*

Move to Amend Executive Committee

PO Box 610, Eureka CA 95502 | (707) 269-0984 ** |

*We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme
Court's Citizens United ruling, and move to amend our Constitution to
firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not
corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights. *

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