Two weeks to go to win committee and floor votes.
Four ways to help pass the Democracy Amendment.

  1. Join our tele-briefings 6PM Mon. 3/30 & Thurs. 4/2. Call 619-326-2772, code 1136243#
  2. Contact your legislators (respectfully, giving your name and address) and thank or ask for their support to "Pass HJ 2/SJ 2" according to their positions (or find yours at MdElect.net).
  3. Sign up for updates & take part in our Events
  4. Take a minute now to EMAIL ALL YOUR MD. REPS,
    Speaker Busch & President Miller (photo right)



Phonebank NOW: Ensure Maryland passes the Democracy Amendment Resolution in 2015!

TO START or for info anytime, call 202-769-8379. Then online from the comfort of your home, watch the "Yeses" pile up as your team calls constituents in target districts to contact their legislators. Learn our proven technique already used to pass the resolution in VT, IL, CA and NJ, and how to make phoning most effective and fun!

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Seven States Pass Amendment Resolutions!*

*In the past few weeks, the Delaware Senate passed SCR 6 (March 25), and the Houses of both New Hampshire and Hawaii passed similar resolutions. Prior to that, four other states, Vermont, California, Illinois and New Jersey have passed resolutions in both chambers and sent them on to Congress. Let's make Maryland next!


AND IN THE MARYLAND HOUSE: Resolution HJ 2, sponsored by Del. Sheila Hixson (left) was introduced with 53 co-sponsors. Track it here. House Hearing Video March 2.

IN THE SENATE: Resolution SJ 2, was introduced by Sen. Paul Pinsky (right) with 13 co-sponsors. Track it here. Feb. 26 Senate Hearing Video (starts at 2:09:55).

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How "We the People" will amend the Constitution:
Corporations are not "people," money is not "speech"

GMOM (Get Money Out – Maryland) is working to get the Maryland legislature to pass a joint resolution formally calling for a Convention of the States (or "Article V Convention") to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution for free and fair elections and overturn Citizens United. When two thirds of the states do likewise, the convention must be convened.

Citizens United v. FEC is the disastrous 2010 Supreme Court decision which ruled that corporations cannot be limited in the amount they spend on elections, because of the Court's constructs of "corporate personhood" -- the common sense-defying notions that corporations have constitutional rights as if they were people, including "freedom of speech" -- and that spending money constitutes "speech." States calling for a convention (for the purpose of proposing amendments) is the key, as spelled out in Article V of the U.S. Constitution.

We believe this is more likely to succeed than trying to get Congress to propose such an amendment in the traditional manner. Sixteen (16) states and over 550 localities have already passed resolutions calling on Congress to propose such an amendment, without calling for a convention of the states. Congress is free to ignore that type of resolution as it always has. Most recently, the U.S. House failed to take action on even a weak bill the Senate passed.

It is hard to imagine an institutionally corrupt Congress could ever propose an amendment seeking fundamental reform too end the political corruption of big money in elections on which they depend so greatly for re-election. All federal legislators won their seats by raising extraordinary sums from special interests in this blatantly corrupt system. Thus tragically, we have already lost our democracy at the federal level. Happily state legislatures are still responsive, for now, to the democratic process and popular pressure.  It is clear only states can achieve this kind of amendment, by bypassing Congress and calling for and convening a convention. This convention of the states is key.


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Have fun as you make change with fellow Marylanders

Maryland has scores of state legislators supporting passage of a "Democracy Amendment" resolution during the 2015 General Assembly Session. Here are ways you can help us make it one of the first states to formally call for an Article V Convention -- for free and fair elections.

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Working in Maryland to get money out of politics, and to fight "Corporate Personhood"