The Path to Victory: Roundtable on the Move to Amend after Citizens United v. FEC
"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it." ~ Abraham Lincoln
- Ben Manski, Esq., Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution; Associate Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies
- Dr. Margaret Flowers, National Occupation of Washington D.C. (NOW DC)
- Daniel Wayne Lee, Los Angeles Move to Amend; Occupy Los Angeles
- Steve Cobble, adviser to Free Speech For People; Associate Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies
The U.S. Constitution is supposed to provide the basic framework for how our government is structured, and to define the relationship between the federal government, the states, and all people within the United States. Any movement that wants to make systemic and fundamental change in this country --and that takes itself seriously-- must grapple with the fact that the United States is not currently a
How can we ensure that the growing democracy movement takes itself seriously enough to attempt to write our political and cultural victories into the governing law of this country? That is the subject matter of this public discussion. The Move to Amend coalition, along with other principled efforts to harness the public outrage over Citizens United v. FEC, is doing the labor intensive work of building a movement for constitutional reform. Join us for this historic project.