decided to look at modern proposed constitutional amendments and hey–these are some great things to talk to your representatives and senators about!
- efforts to ensure that constitutional rights are only afforded to people, NOT corporations, overturning Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. this one’s come up in both the house and the senate (proposed by Bernie himself).
- Jesse Jackson’s Right To Vote amendment, which would enfranchise all legal US citizens
- the Equal Opportunity to Govern amendment, which would allow naturalized citizens with at least twenty years’ citizenship to become president. Ironically, this seemingly-liberal proposal was put in by Republican Orrin Hatch, our current president per tempore of the Senate–because remember in the early 2000s when it seemed like Arnold Schwarzenegger had a real shot? LET’S THROW THIS ONE BACK IN THEIR FACES, Y’ALL.
and of course
- the Every Vote Counts amendment, which would abolish the electoral college. there are currently several iterations of this floating around