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  • 00:52

    Move to Amend Reports w/ Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    In this episode of Move to Amend, we welcome guests Galen Tyler, Deeq Abdi, and Assad Al-Khdir who represent the Poor People's Economic and Human Rights Campaign and also serve on the planning committee for the US Social Forum. Our guests will talk about what we can expect in Philadelphia during the US Social Forum in June.  


    Watch the latest video about the US Social Forum here. 

    To learn more about the US Social Forum, visit www.ussocialforum.net.


    To register for the US Social Forum in Philadelphia, visit ussfphilly.org.

  • 01:00

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    In light of African American History Month, we will be focusing our programs on Move to Amend's partnership with international grassroots organization Hip Hop Congress to present What the (Bleep) Happened to Hip Hop, a public education campaign to address the corporatization of music, dance, and other art forms and shine a critical lens on race, class, and gender in contemporay American culture. This February will feature artists, activists, and organizers supporting this national campaign to raise awareness of the dangerous power corporations currently wield over culture and how it connects with their use of corporate constitutional rights.

    Join us this week as we talk with Move to Amend's Program Coordinator Jessica Munger and Hip Hop Congress Executive Director Shamako Noble about the purpose of What the Bleep Happened to Hip Hop and discuss Hip Hop's relationship to the struggle of oppressed people in the United States.

  • 00:59

    Move to Amend Reports w/ Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    This week features two segments: actor, filmmaker and anti-racism activist Dixon D. White talks about his viral YouTube videos and the Racial Healing Video Selfie Challenge, and we celebrate the Monahan Brothers' Walk Across the United States with Move to Amend grassroot organizers Robin Monahan and Tom Starkey.


    To watch Dixon's videos, visit his YouTube page here.


    Don't miss out on A Celebration of the Monahan Brothers: Walking the Walk, Talking the Talk of Democracy this Saturday at 1PM Central in Saint Paul, MN!

  • 00:59

    Move to Amend Reports w/ Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    This week features author, radio, and TV personality Thom Hartmann to talk with us about the movement to amend the Constitution and House Joint Resolution 48 -- the We The People Amendment.

    Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk-show host whose shows are available in over a half-billion homes worldwide. He's the New York Times bestselling, 4-times Project Censored Award winning author of 24 books in print in 17 languages on five continents. Talkers Magazine named Thom Hartmann as the 8th most important talk show host in America in 2011, 2012, and 2013 (10th the two previous years), and for three of the past five years the #1 most important progressive host, in their “Heavy Hundred” ranking. He was born and grew up in Michigan, and retains strong ties to the Midwest, although he and Louise have lived in New Hampshire, Vermont, Georgia, Germany, and Oregon...and now live on a boat in Washington D.C. with their new attack-cat, Fang.

    Tune in to the Thom’s radio and TV programs at www.thomhartmann.com.

  • 01:00

    Move to Amend Reports w/ Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    This week features National Leadership Team members David Cobb and George Friday to talk about introducing the We The People Amendment to Congress and the next steps in the movement to amend the Constitution.


    Read the text of the We the People Amendment here.


    Click here to urge your Representative to sign on as a Co-Sponsor of the We the People Amendment (House Joint Resolution 48)!

  • 00:55

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    Tonight, we continue with the second half of our 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.


    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! 

  • 01:02

    Move to Amend Reports w/ Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    REPLAY: This week features Move to Amend affiliate organizer and principal with the Program on Corporations, Law, and Democracy (POCLAD), Jim Price, about his work as a grassroots organizer and how his community in Tuscaloosa organized the first Move to Amend affiliate in Alabama.

  • 01:01

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    This week features lifetime activist and affiliate organizer for Move to Amend in Tuscaloosa, Jim Price, to talk with us about his experience as a Southern organizer for justice and how to approach grassroots organizing in "red states" like Alabama. 


    Jim Price has spent most of his adult life as an activist and organizer for justice in the southern United States.  For twenty-six years, Jim served as a field representative, grassroots organizer, and lobbyist at the Sierra Club.  He was a founder of the Club’s National Environmental Justice Grassroots Organizing Program through which he supported numerous local organizations representing low income white and nonwhite communities throughout the U.S. in their struggles.  During the 1990s, Jim helped initiate the Sierra Club’s Corporate Accountability Project.  He presented a popular presentation “Corporations and the Deterioration of Democracy” at over fifty venues. In the mid-90’s Jim became a Principal with the Program on Corporations, Law, and Democracy (POCLAD).  He was also a founder of the Alliance for Democracy, served on its first Board of Directors, and helped found the Birmingham, Alabama Chapter.  Jim’s Unitarian Universalist community has been a great support to him.  The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Tuscaloosa’s Social Justice Team and Board of Trustees have both endorsed the Move to Amend amendment. Since retiring to Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 2012, Jim has been an active organizer in the Move to Amend – Tuscaloosa affiliate.

  • 01:01

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    Happy New Years from Move to Amend Reports! 


    On our first edition of the New Year, we feature Move To Amend Executive Director Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap along with Outreach Director and Leadership Team member David Cobb to talk with us about where we have been in 2014 and where together we are going through 2015.

  • 00:59

    Move to Amend Reports w/ Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    This week we talk about the upcoming US Social Forum with Move to Amend National Leadership Team member Jerome Scott, one of the organizers on the Social Forum's National Planning Committee.


    Jerome Scott, a labor organizer in the auto plants of Detroit in the 1960s-70s, and a community organizer, popular educator and author in the South since the 1970s, was a founding member and former director of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide in Atlanta, GA. He serves on the National Planning Committee of the U.S. Social Forum, is active in Grassroots Global Justice and other social justice movement organizations, including the League of Revolutionaries for a New America. He is author/co-author of numerous chapters and articles on race, class, movement building and the revolutionary process, and is a contributing editor to four popular education toolkits including The Roots of Terror and Today's Globalization. He was co-recipient of the American Sociological Association’s 2004 Award for the Public Understanding of Sociology.


    For more information about the US Social Forum, visit www.ussocialforum.net.

  • 01:00

    Move to Amend Reports w/ Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    This week features Ohio Move to Amend organizer Michael Greenman to talk with us about the Interfaith Caucus and the role of faith and conscience in the movement to amend the Constitution.


    Since 2000, Michael Greenman he has focused on efforts to eliminate Corporate Personhood.  As a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, Michael is the lead coordinator of the MTA affiliate: “Move to Amend – Central Ohio”.  He recently led a team of UUs who, during the denomination’s annual gathering in June 2013, obtained the denomination’s approval to encourage congregations all around the country to focus on supporting the passage of a constitutional amendment to declare that “corporations are not persons” and “money is not speech.” He is currently collaborating with MTA as Moderator of the Interfaith Caucus, bringing together other communities of faith and ethical values to form a coalition to build from our common values to restore real democracy without corporate domination. 


    For information or to become involved with Interfaith Caucus, please contact Michael Greenman at: 614-439-4768 or mgreenmanoh@gmail.com.