We are in the process of formally engaging with the national Move to Amend movement. This is an important step in our journey to effect important social, economic and political change in our society, and as part of this process we (the Santa Clara affiliate) are entering into a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the national Move to Amend leadership.
There will be a conference call on Friday, March 6th at noon at which details of the MOU and the process will be discussed. Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to see the MOU and/or participate in the conference call.
All MTA supporters are welcome to engage in strategic planning to end the corporate and billionaire takeover of our democracy. The goal is to pass a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In a World Café setting to maximize community input, MTA of Santa Clara County will set its goals for the next two years.
Background information will be provided on national efforts by MTA and other organizations, on national MTA projects, and on the 3-year-history of the local Santa Clara County MTA affiliate. Join MTA for lunch and a day of plotting, planning, and prioritizing.
In December and January over 20 people viewed and discussed the new 90-minute video Pay to Play, finalized plans for a January 2015 action against Citizens United on its 5th anniversary, and received presentations on Citizens United, the History of Campaign Finance Reform, and the FY2015 Omnibus Bill. Bottom line: both the law and judicial decisions with respect to political campaigns are moving to favor the rich and powerful. The Buycott app was mentioned as a way to help organize everyday consumer spending to fund causes you support and avoid funding those you disagree with. Learn more at http://buycott.com.
Recap of 2014:
The San Jose City Council passed a resolution supporting money is not speech.
The BDECR effort reached out to thousands of new adherents.
Prop. 49 was passed by the State legislature and put on the ballot (then removed by judges).
The Pledge To Amend was sent to 180 candidates for public office, and signed by 34.
Over 500 communities including three locally have passed resolutions supporting the MTA 28th Amendment.
January 21, 2015, Market and Montgomery, SF, 3:30 pm
Join hundreds of other Bay Area friends in this giant rally and parade.
January 21 is the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's infamous Citizens United decision, which opened the floodgate of special interest and corporate money into our political system. Are you fed up with how our federal and state governments have been handed over to the big corporations and the top 1% of the money class? This is big time corruption of our democratic process, folks!
Today, a few dozen large multi-national corporations influence and control our legislators in Congress.
We all know that money is at the root of the problem. We really do have the best Congress that money can buy.
The goal of Move to Amend is to fix this problem by passing an amendment to the Constitution. This amendment (HJR 29), stating that corporations are not people and money is not speech, would require Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court to once again represent We the People.
Please join us to help get this amendment passed.
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