Volunteers, Volunteers, Volunteers!
KC Move to Amend is joining with hundreds of groups across the country to advance resolutions through city councils in support of a constitutional amendment to abolish “corporate personhood” and the doctrine of “money equals speech.”  Kansas City, MO is the first focus of our campaign. We need hundreds of volunteers to collect thousands of signatures!

We are calling on the Kansas City, Missouri, City Council to pass the following resolution during a Resolutions Week June 11-15:
          “RESOLVED, the People of Kansas City, Missouri, stand with communities across the country to defend democracy from the corrupting effects of undue corporate power by amending the United States Constitution to establish that:
1.    Only human beings, not corporations, are endowed with constitutional rights and
2.    Money is not speech, and therefore regulating political contributions and spending is not equivalent to limiting political speech.”
We are collecting signatures on petitions to present to the City Council in support of this resolution.   Our goal is to collect 10,000 signatures by early June.  Whether or not you are a Kansas City,MO resident, you can join KC area volunteers to collect signatures. If you’ve got a few hours of time or more, you can be part of the solution to  end corporate rule of America!

To volunteer, please, download the petition HERE  
and email Anne McGregor at amcgregormc2@aol.com
Anne will want to know the following information:

I will volunteer to do the following:
___  Canvass my block
___  Canvass my neighborhood
___  Ask those in a group I’m in to sign
___  Work shifts at a library/grocery store
___  Work at a festival/event
___  Help organize volunteer shifts

Suggestions for places and events to gather signatures: 


 Petition Campaign Goes to 1st Friday at the Crossroads!
Friday, April 6 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
In front of Becos Flowers at 1922 Baltimore KCMO
KC Move To Amend volunteers will gather signatures of Kansas City MO residents to petition the KCMO city council to pass a resolution in support of a constitutional amendment
abolishing “corporate personhood.”
The word “corporation” is NOT in the US Constitution, but 5 activist US Supreme Court justices ruled that a corporation is a person and can spend unlimited money on electioneering.
We the People must amend the Constitution to stop mega-corporations from “buying” the government that will represent them over us (the real people).
We need hundreds of volunteers to get thousands of signatures on the petition! You must live in KCMO to sign—but not to volunteer to help collect signatures. We hope to see you on Friday!


Let's Get Organized, Kansas City! 
Monday, April 2 at 7:00pm
Californo’s in Westport 
4124 Pennsylvania

National RESOLUTIONS Week 

KC Move to Amend is joining with hundreds of groups across the country to advance resolutions through city councils in support of a constitutional amendment to abolish “corporate personhood” and the doctrine of “money equals speech.”

Whether you live inside or outside of KC, MO, we NEED you to join with countless KC area volunteers to collect thousands of SIGNATURES! If you’ve got an hour of time or a more, you can be part of the solution to ending corporate rule of America!

Link to our Facebook event page HERE!
Join our Facebook group page HERE!


The Brookside Parade was fun (photos below), 
but we also need to take some of the less-fun actions.
This editorial in The Kansas City Star cries out for letters of response:
"Get 'dark money' out of campaign spending" 
Let's flood The Star with letters agreeing with their view that Citizens United was a terrible ruling. But let's take the additional step of calling for a constitutional amendment to abolish corporate personhood.
To submit a letter to the Kansas City Star click HERE

Move To Amend "talking points" are HERE.
Many people writing brief letters have an impact! 
Don't let writing a "perfect" letter stand in the way of sending a clear, brief letter!
The Brookside St. Patrick's Parade was FUN!
Forty passionate lovers of democracy passed out information & sang their hearts out!
 See Jerry Schmidt's photos of the parade HERE


The Brookside St. Patrick's Parade
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Join KC Move To Amend -- walking & singing out against Corporate Personhood 
in the St. Patrick's Parade.

Assembly Time: 1:15pm to 1:30pm
Assembly Location: In the green belt of the Trolley Track Trail between 65th St and 66th St (along the west side of Brookside Rd  MAP
(Our placement is 88th of 120 entries.)
It is okay to park on any side street.
Call Doug 816-206-1165 

or Mary 816-885-9996 if you can't find us
Click our facebook Event Page:  HERE

Parade Rules:
1. Absolutely no alcohol in the parade.
2. This is a fun, family event. All entries should reflect this.
3. No throwing of candy or other items from cars or floats. People may walk
along with your vehicle and hand out candy directly to those viewing the
4. Stay off private property during the line-up and during the parade.
5. No getting on or off of vehicles or floats while the parade is in progress.
6. No unsupervised youth.
7. No skateboards or roller blades.
8. No individual carrying of signs. Group banner only.
Any violations of the above rules will result in ejection from the parade. KC-MTA want to make this an annual tradition, so we will strictly abide by their rules.  :-)


Satirical Wedding of a Woman and a Corporation
was the highlight of the Post-protest Celebration on January 21!

 Check out this novel & funny video of the "wedding":
Corporate Personhood: 
Occupy the Courts! KC 
was a huge success!
About 150 loyal Americans braved the cold to send the message that we must overrule the US Supreme Court's Citizens United v. FEC ruling!
Here are links to coverage by the media:  
Freeway Banners
To promote Occupy the Courts on Friday, Jan. 20, on Thursday (1/19) and Friday (1/20) KC-MTA volunteers held 7 banners at locations around the KC metro with messages such as:
Money is NOT Speech
Corporations are NOT People
End Corporate Personhood
Link to coverage on KCTV 5 HERE


Occupy the Federal Court
in Kansas City!

Friday, January 20
11:30am - 1:30pm
Federal Courthouse
400 East 9th Street MAP
Kansas City MO

Inspired by our friends at Occupy Wall Street, Move To Amend is planning bold action to mark the second anniversary of the infamous Citizens United v. FEC decision!
Occupy the Courts will be a one day occupation of Federal courthouses across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday January 20, 2012.
Move to Amend volunteers across the USA will lead the charge on the judiciary which created — and continues to expand — corporate personhood rights.
Americans across the country are on the march, and they are marching OUR way. They carry signs that say, “Corporations are NOT people! Money is NOT Speech!
And they are chanting those truths at the top of their lungs!
The time has come to make these truths evident to the courts.

Share our facebook event page: HERE!