• 00:58

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    Tonight, we feature a replay of the public debate between David Cobb of Move to Amend's National Leadership Team and James Bopp, General Counsel for the James Madison Center for Free Speech and legal advisor to the organization Citizens United. Citizens Divided: Corporate Money, Speech, and Politics was held at Indiana University last September, featuring Cobb and Bopp as they explore the relationship between corporations and political speech following the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission ruling. You will listen to questions from a five-person panel and the audience. Tonight you are hearing the first of two parts. The second part will be aired next week at our usual time.


    We want to thank Indiana University’s Civic Leaders Center, the SPEA Law and Public Policy Program, the Maurer Law School American Constitution Society, and Move to Amend South Central Indiana for organizing and sponsoring this rousing debate between two prominent figures in the national debate over corporate personhood, campaign finance, and the proper definition of political speech! 

  • 00:31

    Move to Amend Richard Lentz & Sarah Scudder featured on KMUD

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    Richard Lentz & Sarah Scudder moves Move To Amend's work forward. They were featured on KMUD.

  • 00:58

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    This week we talk with our national director for Move to Amend, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, about the dozens of communities that passed local ballot initiatives in several states calling for amending the Constitution to end the doctrine of corporate personhood and money equals speech on Tuesday's election. 


    Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap is Executive Director of Democracy Unlimited and the National Director of Move to Amend. She grew up in Santa Fe, NM and came to Humboldt County in 2001 by way of Western Massachusetts where she was studying education and community at Hampshire College. She served as a member of the national Leadership Team of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s campaign to Challenge Corporate Power, Assert the People’s Rights and the STORY (Strategy Training and Organizing Resources for Youth) Board of the SmartMeme Project. She is also a Principal with Program on Corporations Law and Democracy and Local Democracy Fellow for the Liberty Tree Foundation. In November 2004 Kaitlin was elected to serve on the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Board. She is the youngest member to serve in this position, as well as the the first woman to take this office. She was re-elected in 2008 and now serves as Board President.


    Kaitlin serves as the National Director for Move to Amend. She oversees the national field organizing operations for the campaign, the affiliate support program and provides internship program supervision.

  • 01:00

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    Join us for a discussion with Massachusetts Move to Amend affiliate coordinator Michael Louis Ippolito to talk with us about the People's Climate March and the global ecological threat posed by man-made climate change.


    Michael is an organizer and activist who received his bachelors degree in Physics from Bridgewater State University. His scientific work is focused on the climate crisis and the strategic steps that need to be taken to confront this crisis. Michael has taught science and math on many academic levels to a variety of students, from gifted students to students in alternative schools. He has also taught science, math & English abroad in South Africa as a part of a capacity-building and educational development project he created. He has been a part of the Occupy Movement from the beginning of the encampments and continues to organize with them through the present day. 


    Global Climate Convergence take place every other Thursday night at 9pm EST, you can register for this call here.


    Occupy Grassroots calls. They hold their calls every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 9pm EST, you can register for this call here. 


    Move to Amend local affiliate has a conference call on the first Tuesday of every month at 6pm EST, you can register for this call here.


     


     

  • 01:00

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    Join us for a discussion with the youth leader for the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, Deeq Abdi, as he talks about the Campaign's effort to build a multiracial movement to abolish poverty through the promotion of economic human rights.


    Deeq Abdi was born in Somalia in 1990 and made his way to the USA in 1998. He grew up in a diverse household with a Somali mother and an Irish American dad. During his last year in High School he got involved with the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign. Becoming one of the leads helping to organize the People's March on the 2008 Republican National Convention. During that year working with Cheri Honkala he had a political awakening. He has since been working in community organizing, doing youth work in teaching creative writing and poetry as wells empowering the next generation of urban farmers. He is currently is working on a memoir and putting his eggs in a row. For his upcoming move to Philidelphia, he is once again working with the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign as they prepare for the US Social Forum taking place in Philadelphia on June 25th-28th, 2015. 

  • 01:01

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    Join us as we talk with fellow Move to Amenders, Mary Laan and George Penn, to talk about their work with the ballot campaigns taking place in 12 Wisconsin communities this Tuesday, November 4th.


    For tonight's Independent News Segment, we feature writer, filmmaker, and activist Dennis Trainor, Jr. as he shares his interview with author and activist David Degraw about his new book, The Economics of Revolution.

  • 01:01

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics

    This week, David Cobb, one of our National Team Leaders for the Move to Amend Coalition, will talk with us about Senator Tom Udall's proposed amendment to the Constitution, providing an update on recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearings and responding to the Democratic Party's proposal.
    David Cobb is a Principal with the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy. He is a lawyer and political activist. David has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, run for political office himself, and has been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. He truly believes we must use ALL the tools in the toolbox to effect the systemic social change we so desperately need.

    David was born in San Leon, Texas and worked as a laborer before going to college. He graduated from the University of Houston Law School in 1993 and maintained a successful private law practice in Houston for several years before devoting himself to full time activism to achieve real democracy in the United States.

    In 2002 David ran for Attorney General of Texas, pledging to use the office to revoke the charters of corporations that repeatedly violate health, safety and environmental laws. He did not win the office, but the Green Party of Texas grew dramatically during his campaign from four local chapters to twenty-six. In 2004, he ran for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket and successfully campaigned for the Ohio recount. He is also National Projects Director for Democracy Unlimited.

  • 00:58

    Move to Amend Pre-record

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    Pre-record of Move to Amend Reports

  • 01:01

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    Move to Amend Reports is the weekly radio show that details current events and issues being addressed by Move To Amend.

  • 01:00

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    Tonight's guest is Rev. Edward Pinkney, who founded the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO), a political and social justice coalition working in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Currently, BANCO is a recognized voice for the people in Benton Harbor in their community rights and human rights struggle. Visit BHBANCO.org.


    Move to Amend Reports is the weekly radio show that details current events and issues being addressed by Move To Amend.

  • 01:01

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics

    We have two members of the US Social Forum's National Planning Committee joining us to talk about the Pacific Northwest Social Forum:


    Edgar Franks is the affiliate coordinator for Move to Amend's Whatcom County chapter in Bellingham, WA. He serves as the Civic Engagement Program Coordinator at Community to Community Development, working to engage supporters and develop a strategy that ensures the needs of our community are represented.


    Monica Beemer served as Executive Director of Sisters Of The Road , a non-profit Cafe and community organization working in Portland, Oregon to end poverty and homelessness at their root causes. Monica is also the co-chair, with Marian Baker Kramer, of the national Assembly to End Poverty, serves on the National Planning Committee of the US Social Forum and is on the board of the Western Regional Advocacy Project.


    See the blog post of the show here.


     

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