United to Amend is a national, grassroots, organization working across ideological lines to amend the U.S. Constitution to combat the dominance of big money over our political system. This core issue of our time unites Americans across the political spectrum.
Our nation was founded on the principle that “We, the People” are to govern ourselves as a democratic republic.
However, the Supreme Court has given constitutional rights meant only for individuals to artificial entities such as corporations, unions, nonprofits and super PACs, and has ruled that money spent to influence the political process cannot be limited. As a result, our government today serves powerful special interests, foreign and domestic, instead of the American people.
Therefore, a necessary step toward genuine self-governance is to amend the Constitution to make clear that:
- The rights protected in the Constitution are those of individual human beings only
- The spending of money is not speech, and political spending can be limited to allow all Americans to participate in the democratic process