Support the We the People Act, and we just might get to find out.
Welcome to the website of We the People Massachusetts, an all-volunteer network of citizens dedicated to the cause of democracy. You can learn more about our organization by visiting the "about us" page.
We partnered with other organizations to promote passage of the We the People Act, which narrowly missed being voted out of committee for consideration by the entire House. We plan to submit a similar bill during the next legislative session.
The 2015-16 We the People Act (H.3127) did two things:
- First, it called on Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution asserting that
- the rights protected by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons, i.e. human individuals, only and
- Congress and the states shall place limits on political contributions and expenditures to ensure that all citizens have access to the political process, and the spending of money to influence elections is not protected free speech under the First Amendment
- Second, if Congress failed to propose such an amendment within six months, the We the People Act put Massachusetts on record calling for a convention of the states for the purpose of proposing the amendment.