Kansas City Move to Amend is a nonpartisan association of citizens who were moved to take action against the Supreme Court's disastrous ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Corporations may now spend unlimited amounts of their vast resources to campaign for or against candidates running for office. The threat to our democracy is real.
The ruling was largely based on two absurd precedents:
- that a corporation is a person
- that money is equivalent to speech
Democracy means that the People rule. But if corporations are free to hijack elections by tapping into their colossal treasuries to influence elections, democracy is impossible.
We, of KC Move To Amend, aspire to amend the US Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.
Our focus is on local grassroots action in the Kansas City region. We have joined forces with citizens across the nation by affiliating with MoveToAmend.org.
In June 2012, The Kansas City Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” ruling of 2010.
For more information, visit us at KCMoveToAmend.org.