Illinois Move to Amend Network is a grass roots coalition dedicated to amending the US Constitution to overturn the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision and to end corporate and other special interest rule. We believe:
The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law.
Corporations and other special interest groups are not people, and money is not speech.
In a democracy, the people rule.
This is why…
Read more about Why We Need This Amendment…
The Illinois PRAIRIE Coalition, the grassroots organization supporting this resolution, consists of Move to Amend, Common Cause, Public Citizen, PIRG, MoveOn and several other groups.
Statewide Ballot Initiative Petition Drive
Join the statewide ballot initiative petition drive to get corporate and other special interest money out of OUR elections and end corporate and other special interest rule.
On Nov. 6, 2012, 1.1 million Illinois voters had various forms of the Move to Amend question on their ballot and 73% voted YES! Now we want to give all Illinois voters a chance to voice their opinion on whether they want to restore peoples rights and restore the integrity of our elections.
We are circulating a petition to have a non-binding advisory public question placed on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot across the State of Illinois.
The “We the People” Amendment was introduced in Congress Monday February 11, 2013 by Representatives Rick Nolan (MN) and Mark Pocan (WI)!!
Here’s a Huffington Post article about the We The People Amendement introduced in Congress yesterday, that is endorsed by Move to Amend:
Landslide Illinois Victory – A Super Majority of Voters say YES to Move to Amend Question
MOVE TO AMEND
November 6, 2012 – Over 800,000 Illinois voters in the following 10 voting districts have spoken. A super majority in all 10 districts voted YES (on average 73%) they want to amend the US Constitution to overturn Citizens United and end corporate and other special interest rule by abolishing corporate personhood. In a democracy the people rule.
- Lisle Township – DuPage County
- City of Warrenville
- County of Kane
- City of Chicago
- Avon Township – Lake County
- Northfield Township – Cook County
- Oak Park Township – Cook County
- Champaign Township – Champaign County
- Cunningham Township – Champaign County
- Carbondale Township – Jackson County
We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings (natural persons), not corporations, unions, or any other special interest group, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.
The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law. In a democracy, the people rule.
Return Sovereignty to the People.