Progress Toward Getting I-735 on the Ballot

Congrats on over 8,000 signatures in Spokane for I-735 to qualify for the Washington ballot and help overturn citizens united.

I LOVE the 4th of July, patriotism, fireworks and family picnics!  It is a time to be grateful for the vision and patriotism of our forefathers and a time to reflect on our own responsibility to defend and reclaim our democracy for ‘We The People’.

…And as we celebrate our historic independence from British rule, perhaps this is a good time to re-invigorate our actions to be independent from corporate rule.  It is our opportunity and responsibility.

In Spokane and NE Washington our signature gathering is doing well, but still need to get volunteers out for 70 hours a week.  We have scheduled events on each weekend, yet still need folks to get to retail stores on a consistent basis during the week.  The following is the link to our calendar.  Anyone can add an event or sign up for an event by clicking on the pencil.

http://www.huntcal.com/cal/view/I-735/I-735?yr=2015&m=7&d=20

So far, Spokane and NE Washington have turned in 8394 signatures toward our goal of 33,000!  Way to go, team!!  There are some weeks we meet our goal of 70 petitions per week and some we don’t, but it has always been my belief that we all do what we can and together we will succeed.

TOP SIGNATURE GATHERERS
1839 Stacy Cossey
1027 Mario Montague
637 Susan Burns
517 Ed Duhaime
438 Sally McQuain

Thanks to everyone for all you do!

Stacy Cossey
Volunteer Spokane Wamend Organizer

nolan_friday_cobb_smallNice job by the Move to Amend movement in the United States!  Eastern Washington Voters played a small role in this over the years, but others like Wa-Mend and Move to Amend have done the heavy lifting. The Spokane Wa-Mend group just launched their local effort to gather thousands of local signatures to qualify I-735 for the ballot this November 2015.  Similar has been proposed as resolutions to support amending the U.S. Constitution by various Washington Stated legislators over the years, but this takes it to a new level.

We’re pleased to announce that this morning Move to Amend’s WE THE PEOPLE AMENDMENT was introduced in the 114th Congress!

The We the People Amendment — House Joint Resolution 48 — is the only amendment that deals with both Supreme Court doctrines that grant constitutional rights to artificial entities and that define spending money as free speech. 

There are still many steps along the way, but this is a major milestone for the movement to amend! 

Move to Amend will not now become a Congressional lobbying effort (not at this point). In fact now more than ever it is critical that we reach and educate the American people — letting them know that there is a movement to get corporations out of our Constitution and big money out of our political process, and getting them involved.

Big thanks to Representatives Rick Nolan (MN), Mark Pocan (WI), Matthew Cartwright (PA), Jared Huffman (CA), Raul Grijalva (AZ), and Keith Ellison (MN) for standing with Move to Amend.

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We are proud of this significant success, but you won’t see us resting on our laurels in the weeks and months to come. We know there is still work to do to ensure victory and we know you are with us to see it through to the end. Thanks for that!

Yours for democracy,

Ashley Sanders, Ben Manski, Daniel Lee, David Cobb, Egberto Willies, George Friday, Jerome Scott, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Laura Bonham, Nancy Price

Move to Amend National Leadership Team