Move to Amend is a national movement to pass the 28th amendment to establish that money is not speech, and corporations do not have constitutional rights.
More info on MTA: movetoamend.org/
We're looking forward to broadening and deepening our education and organizing in Cleveland as part of a larger movement to win against corporate rule. Join Us for this exciting program!
While Move to Amend does not expect volunteers to take on educating the general public about oppression and racism as a primary role, it is still critical to understand the close relationship between structural oppression based on race, class, gender, etc. and the current dire state of our democracy. We must be skillful at building solidarity and trust across differences in order to grow a mass movement strong enough to win against corporate rule.
The Movement Education Program is a tool and process to help Move to Amend leaders become more effective organizers. At the end, we should be better equipped to build authentic and trusting relationships with people from groups hardest-hit by structural oppression, and with organizers on the frontlines of the struggle against injustice and corporate rule.
Here is a snapshot of the program:
Session One (2/3/18): create a foundation of understanding of corporate constitutional rights and understand why Move to Amend comes at movement building through an anti-oppression lens and has a commitment to solidarity organizing.
Sessions Two & Three (TBA): grow our knowledge and awareness of the realities of oppression and racism within our institutions and groups.
Pause and Reflect (TBA): check-in to make sure the group is ready to move into planning phase. Also a chance to check in with new members who have joined since the group started and make sure they are up to speed, and pull in less involved affiliate people at this point.
Sessions Four & Five (TBA): self-assessment and planning discussion to culminate in a written “Solidarity Outreach Plan” to serve as a companion to the affiliate’s “Action Plan”, laying out local efforts toward the national ten year strategy and to decide on a set of “Internal Democracy Processes and Protocols.”
Please RSVP to Lois Romanoff, firstname.lastname@example.org