Saturday, January 14, 2012

Starting Move To Amend group

[Below is an email I am now sending out]

Subj: Starting Move To Amend Group in 6th Congressional District
To 6th Congressional District Voters:

This Friday there will be a national event at Federal courthouses around the country sponsored by . Go to January 20, 2012-- Move To Amend Occupies the Courts! .

As says, it has sprung up as the result of the United States Supreme Court decision on January 21, 2010, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government.   Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions, and  is a coalition supported by hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals dedicated to amending the United States Constitution and "ending the illegitimate legal doctrines that prevent the American people from governing ourselves."

In connection with my effort to get on the ballot as an independent candidate for the United States House of Representatives from the 6th Congressional District (see  AL 6th Cong. Dist. - 7000 signatures by March 13), I wish to start a local Move To Amend Group.**  For the steps in starting a group, see this link.

Please contact me if you would like to get involved.

Thank you.

Rob Shattuck

** has sent me the below email:
From: Move to Amend <>
Date: Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: Alabama
To: Robert Shattuck <>

Hi Robert,

Thanks for you email and support. Move to Amend's position is that any amendment must address corporate constitutional rights and money as speech.

While we welcome working with folks who may not entirely agree with us on all issues and points, it does not make sense to start a MTA local group that does not share the goals and objectives of our national campaign and our other affiliates.

If you'd like to suggest ways to collaborate in Alabama we'd be open to hearing them, but I don't recommend you seek status as a MTA Affiliate because agreeing to both points of our campaign platform is a requisite for our Locals.

Thanks for your understanding,
Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap
Move to Amend National Field Director

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