Move to Amend

Local News
2:39 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Move to Amend Spokesperson to Appear in Syracuse

National Move to Amend Spokesperson, David Cobb. He's also a Lawyer.
Credit Move to Amend website.

A national Democracy Activist speaking tonight (6/2/2014) in Syracuse is hoping to keep the momentum going for a movement to end Corporate Personhood.  In essence, he says it provides for the same rights as humans.  Move to Amend Spokesperson David Cobb says the problem is that several laws safeguard corporations through constitutional rights.

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Politics & Government
11:35 am
Tue April 29, 2014

CNY Groups Trying to Change Constitution for Fair Elections

Michael Messina-Yauchzy with Move to Amend and Jonah Minkoff-Zern, National Director of Public Citizen's Democracy is for People campaign, were both in Albany Monday lobbying for New York to join the move to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.
Credit Tony Cresswell.

  A group of Central New Yorkers joined a number of democracy groups in calling on state lawmakers to help limit the influence of money in politics.  

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SCOTUS RULING
6:06 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Supreme Court Decision Raises Roof on Political Contributions

Move to Amend protests the Citizens United decision in August 2012
Credit Move to Amend

Rallies are being held in Syracuse and across the country today in reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down overall limits on political contributions.  The 5 to 4 ruling in McCutcheon vs. FEC allows a single donor to give up to $3.5 million per election cycle to a political party.  The court’s majority said the previous $123,200 cap violated the First Amendment.  

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CITIZENS UNITED DECISION
3:51 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

CNY Group Vows to Overturn High Court Ruling Granting "Corporate Personhood."

Emily Bishop, at microphone, organizer with New Yorkers Against Fracking; behind her is Michael Messina-Yauchzy, co-chair of Syracuse/CNY Move to Amend.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Central New Yorkers opposed to the U-S Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision marked the 4th anniversary of the ruling Tuesday by vowing to overturn it.  Supporters of the group Move to Amend want a constitutional amendment that would reverse what they say is corporations growing financial and corrupting influence on elections.   Group co-chair Michael Messina-Yauchzy  says we need to remember the first words of the constitution. 

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