ESRA: Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the US Constitution
Yes, I endorse the ESRA and urge my City Council, County Bd. of Supervisors or Commissioners, my representatives to my State Legislature, and my elected representatives to Congress (or whoever has the equivalent powers in Canada) to similarly endorse the ESRA and take all appropriate non-violent action to get the ESRA passed so that it could become part of the US Constitution or the constitution of Canada.
If you haven't already done so, please read the current draft of ESRA by clicking here. If you have read it, and want to add your name to the growing number of people working for its passage, please fill out the information below. Please visit our ESRA Tools and Action page to get more involved. There you will find form letters to write to your elected officials, talking points, a summary of the ESRA, some responses to common objections, a great video, and more!
The intent of the framers of this Amendment is to:
a. Protect the planet and its inhabitants from environmentally destructive economic arrangements and behavior, and to increase environmental responsibility on the part of all corporations and government bodies.
b. Increase U.S. citizens’ democratic control over American economic and political institutions and ensure that all people, regardless of income, have the same electoral clout and power to shape policies and programs.
c. Promote the well-being of citizens of the United States by recognizing that our well-being depends on the well-being of the planet and all its inhabitants, which in turn requires an end to poverty, wars, and violence, and the rise of a new global ethic of genuine caring and mutual interdependence.
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