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  • Wednesday, February 20th, 7-9pm

  • Warning: Chances of ice or snow may cause a meeting cancellation anytime between December and February. Use caution. Thanks

  • (doors lock at 7:15, text 503 649-5511 for help entering the church)

  • First Unitarian Church on SW 12th, between Main & Salmon

    • Go down the brick pathway in the middle of the block, enter on your right and view directory or ask for the room location

Get Involved

Amend the United States Constitution to declare money is property, not speech, and corporations are not people. Support HJR48 to be reintroduced in the House of Representatives and urge your US Representatives to be cosigners (again). Urge your US Senators to introduce a companion bill in the Senate. Senator Jeff Merkley (503)326-2900 and Senator Ron Wyden (503)326-7525.

Roasting 200 years of Corporate Constitutional “Rights” Event

See how our rights have been usurped in plain sight & learn how we can take back control!

Location: Just Bob Café 2403 NE Alberta St

6-9pm: Photography Exhibit Opening Reception “Hidden in Plain Sight” explores the myriad of ways corporations exercise their constitutional “rights” all around us and we no longer even notice!

7-9pm: Join us for conversations, brief presentations, trivial, open mic, Raging Grannies and more!

Sponsored by: KBOO Community Radio, Community Rights US, Move to Amend PDX, Alliance for Democracy PDX, and the Pacific Green Party of Oregon

 

Inner City Blues Festival

A benefit for Health Care for All Oregon

Silent Auction, Dinner, Desserts, Drinks, Raffle Prizes… not to mention the music!

Location: North Portland Eagle’s Lodge FOE 3426, 7611 N Exeter Ave, Pdx

Date: Saturday April 27th 5:30-11pm (doors open at 5pm)

Price: $25 advanced tickets, $30 at the door

Ticket Outlets: ticketomato.com, Music Millennium, Peninsula Station, Geneva’s Sheer Perfection

facebook.com/healingthehealthcareblues

 

Campaign Finance Reform in Oregon

Oregon is one of only 5 states without limits on campaign contributions and expenditures. The Oregon Secretary of State has approved initiative 2020-1 for signature collection. This initiative will prevent constitutionality challenges of campaign contribution laws like those just passed in Multnomah County and the City of Portland with nearly 90% of the vote. “Laws consistent with the freedom of speech guarantee of the United States Constitution may regulate contributions and expenditures, of any type or description, to influence the outcome of any election; provided, that such laws are adopted or amended by an elected legislative body by a three-fourths vote of each chamber or by initiative.” Click here to sign the initiative.

Music Worth Listening To

We’ve put together this mix of songs for the revolution, please enjoy. Feel free to reply at Portland-or@movetoamend.org to offer new suggestions.

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Move to Amend is your first step in creating a future where your voice matters, where we truly have a government for the people, by the people, of the people.


PORTLAND, OREGON MOVE TO AMEND
www.MoveToAmend.org/OR-Portland
Portland, Oregon Move to Amend is a local affiliate of the Move to Amend Coalition

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling and other related cases, 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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The National Campaign to End Corporate Personhood and Demand Real Democracy!

Move to Amend

MOVE TO AMEND COALITION

PO BOX 188617
SACRAMENTO, CA 95818-8617
United States

 
(916) 318-8040 | www.MoveToAmend.org   

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United
ruling and other related cases, 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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Highlights from Leadership Summit

 

In May 1886, from a Senate Chamber in the US Capitol, the Supreme Court created the corporate “person.” And so 130 years later, it is appropriate that Move to Amend’s grassroots leadership has converged here and unanimously affirmed our strategy for passing the We the People Amendment.

In the opening remarks, our leadership team unveiled our 10 Year Year Strategic Plan to the Pass the "We the People" Amendment, speaking to the powerful moment in which we find ourslelves. “Movements have to transcend political campaigns," said national director Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap. "You have to have an intentional plan to continue going forward after that initial moment of excitement.”

“It’s really good to see a written document with a viable route to success! It helps to ground my work and give it intention,” said Spokane Move to Amend's Stacy Cossey.

Providing grassroots organizers with the resources and tools they need to mobilize their communities is among the most important roles the national team plays in our coalition. From using technology to connect with supporters and volunteers to solidarity organizing across movements and issues, the Friday afternoon and Saturday workshops not only explained what’s available, but how to be effective in their use.  

“Part of what speaks to my heart is how this whole movement is about the power of money versus the power of people,” Stacey added. “I know I’m better prepared than I’ve ever been to be a good ally in our struggle for real democracy.”

The commitment to authentic democracy was palpable among the participants, who possess various levels of organizing experience. "It wasn't even in my mind [to join Move to Amend], it came from just entering the data," said Lynn DuCloux of Saint Paul Move to Amend. "Any opportunity that I get, I talk to Move to Amend!

Saturday concluded with artful expression from the Theater of the Oppressed, and a live broadcast for Move to Amend Reports with Eleanor Goldfield and Lee Camp.

Today, we'll be discussing Building Relationships Across Movements with Move to Amend allies and speakers from Black Lives Matter, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice program, and United We Dream. You can watch the live-stream here.

Our purpose here is a joint one. We are building power and movement strength, and we are also taking it to the halls of Congress in our first ever National Lobby Day on May 9. We need to flood Congress with calls on Monday and throughout the week! Click here for guides and details.

What stratified elite Judges created here 130 years ago, We the People shall rend asunder—in ten years or less! We welcome you to join us!

Yours in the movement,

Daniel Lee, David Cobb, Edgar Franks, Egberto Willies, George Friday, Jerome Scott, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Keyan Bliss, Laura Bonham, Ruthi Engelke, Virginia Rasmussen, Timothy Martin Flanagan


MOVE TO AMEND COALITION

PO Box 188617, Sacramento CA 95818 | (916) 318-8040 | www.MoveToAmend.org   

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

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