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Launch the Stampede!
Our friend Ben Cohen, of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream fame, has a talent for spectacle, which we very much admire. So we’re thrilled that Ben is joining forces with the Move To Amend coalition in a joint venture: The Stampede To Amend.
Ben’s crew is building “The Amend-O-Matic,” a giant, traveling, money-stamping contraption, which is part art and part information center. Move To Amend is coordinating the tour — two of our fabulous community organizers will be crisscrossing the country in the vehicle.
We hope to depart Los Angeles in September and we’ll be on the road until mid-December. If all goes well, we’ll continue the tour on into 2013 to reach a broader area. We’ll be offering workshops, stopping at farmer’s markets, community events, downtowns, and Occupy sites along the way.
The Amend-O-Matic stamps dollar bills with one of the following messages:
- “Corporations Aren’t People. Money Isn’t Speech.”
- “Not to Be Used for Bribing Politicians.”
- “The System Isn’t Broken, It’s Fixed.”
When the imprinted bills are spent, they circulate throughout the money supply, educating the public about the movement to amend – a brilliant (and legal) idea!
f we can raise $20,000 by September 24 (the date the machine is set to depart from Los Angeles), Ben has generously agreed to match that amount to help fund the tour through December.
The Stampede To Amend involves everybody, not just those people along the route. When you make a contribution of $20 or more, you get your very own stamp, to start the “stampede” in your own community! Follow this link to get started today.
There’s no better value when it comes to educating the public and promoting our work. Ad buys in multiple markets are very expensive, lack the capacity to reach millions of Americans day after day, month after month, and can’t generate the media that “The Amend-O-Matic” will attract. This is a fabulous idea that we can’t let go by, but we need to raise the funds to make it happen. Please help!
MOVE TO AMEND
PO Box 610, Eureka CA 95502 | (707) 269-0984 | www.MoveToAmend.org
We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.