Move to Amend

The Oregon Area Progressives believe that the influence of BIG MONEY has corrupted our politics. Well-funded corporations and organizations, such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (About ALEC) and Americans for Prosperity (About AFP), use campaign donations and swanky conferences with prepared legislation to thwart the will of regular people. The effect is to make their dollars equivalent to votes. That's why we worked with SouthCentral Wisconsin Move to Amend to get a referendum on the ballot in the Village of Oregon in 2014. The referendum read:

“We the People” of the Village of Oregon, Wisconsin, seek to reclaim democracy from the expansion of corporate personhood rights and the corrupting influence of unregulated political contributions and spending. We stand with the Move to Amend campaign and communities across the country to support passage of an amendment to the United States Constitution stating:
1. Only human beings -- not corporations, unions, non-profits or similar associations -- are endowed with constitutional rights, and
2. Money is not speech, and therefore regulating political contributions and spending is not equivalent to limiting political speech.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we hereby instruct our state and federal representatives to enact resolutions and legislation to advance this effort.

We had great SUCCESS!! The Village of Oregon Move to Amend ballot referendum passed in November of 2014.

For more information about getting the money out of politics, check out the links below.

Move to Amend logoFormed in September 2009, Move to Amend is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals committed to social, environmental and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests.

We are calling for the #WeThePeopleAmendment to the US Constitution that unequivocally states that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns.

Wisconsin United to Amend logo

Wisconsin United To Amend (WIUTA) is a cross-partisan state network of concerned citizens dedicated to restoring our representative democracy, by minimizing the corruptive influence that money has on our political process.  We seek to overturn Citizens United and related Supreme Court decisions so we may reclaim the liberties and privileges guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution for real people.