6/30/11 Field Organizing Report

June 30, 2011
Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap

Move to Amend is ON THE MOVE!

We've had tremendous growth and success in the past month and I want to share some of our highlights with you...

  • Barnstorming tours through Colorado and Oregon: between these two states we hit over a dozen cities, leaving behind people inspired to start new Move to Amend affiliates and we better equipped our current Affiliates for success with local resolution campaigns. We're currently planning trips to New York in early August and California in September... let us know if you'd like to bring a speaker to your town!
  • Tabling partnership with musician Michelle Shocked for her East Coast tour: Move to Amend tabled with Michelle Shocked in seven cities and collected over one hundred petition signatures and many new relationships. We're excited to do it again this fall when she tours the Midwest and West Coast.
  • New MTA Affiliates forming in Washington, Colorado, Florida and New Mexico: new Affiliates are sprouting up all over the US as a result of our outreach efforts. Find out how you can start a group in your town.
  • Move to Amend Boulder is launching a resolution campaign! At their request, on July 19 their City Council will consider placing a resolution on the ballot for the November 2011 election that will give Boulder residents the opportunity to vote their opposition to Corporate Personhood and pass a resolution calling for a Constitutional Amendment. This resolution could be the next opportunity for Move to Amend to engage an entire community, just as we did in Madison, WI this past April. Boulder MTA has earned national press for this exciting development including being covered on Thom Hartmann and by the Huffington Post!

Are you excited yet? Want to join this growing movement from your hometown? Click here to find a Move to Amend Affiliate near you or for information on how to form a new group. If you're already part of a group that shares the principles of Move to Amend you can become an Affiliate Partner so we can join forces.

The movement is growing, and we hope you'll join us as we converge on Madison, Wisconsin this summer from August 24-28 at the Democracy Convention. South Central Wisconsin Move to Amend will be co-hosting our first in-person Affiliate Gathering and Move to Amend will be a major player in the Constitutional Reform Conference during the Convention. Register early to be part of this historic event.

The very next opportunity to get involved is this Tuesday, July 5th. Join our Take Action Webinar meeting. This month we're covering Nuts and Bolts Organizing Tips for an Effective Move to Amend Group. Click here to register!

I look forward to working with you to build the Move to Amend campaign into a powerful movement strong enough to abolish corporate constitutional rights and make real the promise of American democracy.

Over and out,

Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap
Move to Amend Executive Committee & Field Organizing Coordinator


PS - And don't forget to Declare Your Independence from Corporate Rule this 4th of July! Here's an example of what one of our partners is doing. We hope you'll join the (educational) fun from your hometown!