HJR48, the "We the People" Amendment
Rep Richard Nolan, (D-MN8) has reintroduced the "We the People" amendment, " HJ Res. 48, "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only." This amendment has the support of Move to Amend and other groups as the one that most comprehensively reserves constitutional rights to people, not corporations, and makes clear that money is not protected free speech.

You can find out more about the bill here.

HJ Res. 48 already has 24 co-sponsors, up from the 4 who co-sponsored when the bill was first introduced in the 113th Congress. These Representatives understand that the Citizens United decision in 2010 was not the problem; rather it was an indication of the problem: over a century of court decisions which have declared that corporations are people with constitutional rights. HJR48 does not stop with addressing Citizens United but goes to the root of corporate rule, and ends the appropriation of our rights, gained though centuries of hard work by many popular movements, by corporations.

If your Representative is a co-sponsor, please call him or her to say thanks. If not, please call to say that our democracy demands support of HJR48.

In addition to lead sponsor Rep. Rick Nolan, initial Co-Sponsors are: Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3], Michael Capuano [D-MA7], Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17],  John Conyers [D-MI13], Peter DeFazio [D-OR4], Keith Ellison [D-MN5], Eliot Engel [D-NY16], Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3], Walter Jones [R-NC3], Ro Khanna [D-CA17], Barbara Lee [D-CA13], Ted Lieu [D-CA33], Betty McCollum [D-MN4], Donald Norcross [D-NJ1], Beto O'Rourke [D-TX16], Mark Pocan [D-WI2], Jamie Raskin [D-MD8], Louise Slaughter [D-NY25], Mark Takano [D-CA41], Paul Tonko [D-NY20], Donald Beyer [D-VA8], José Serrano [D-NY15], Jared Huffman [D-CA2], and Eleanor Norton  [D-DC0].

Want to do some local outreach? You can help build awareness and support with a flier showing the text of the bill and its co-sponsors, in full and half-page versions.

Or send an email via Move to Amend: Go to this page to sign a message to your member of Congress. If your representative is already a co-sponsor, send a thank you email here.