ESRA: Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the US Constitution
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
Article One: The Pro-Democracy Clause
A. The First & Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution shall apply only to human beings...
B. Money or other currency shall not be considered a form of speech within the meaning of the First Amendment to the Constitution...
C. Congress shall regulate the amount of money used to disseminate ideas or shape public opinion in any federal election...
D. In the three months prior to any election for a federal position, all media or any other means of mass communication reaching more than 300,000
people shall provide equal time to all major presidential candidates...
Article Two: Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility
A. Every citizen of the United States and every organization chartered by the U.S. or any of its several states shall have a responsibility to
promote the ethical, environmental, and social well-being of all life on the planet Earth and on any other planet or in Space with which humans come
B Any government office or project receiving government funds that seeks to engage ln a contract (with any other corporation or limited liability
entity) involving the expenditure of over $100,000 (adjusted annually for inflation) shall require that those who apply to fulfill that contract
submit an Environmental and Social Responsibility Impact Report to assess the applicant’s corporate behavior...
Article Three: The Positive Requirement to Enhance Human Community and Environmental Sustainability
A. Earth being the natural and sacred home of all its peoples, Congress shall develop legislation to enhance the environmental sustainability of human
communities and the planet Earth...
B. In order to prepare the people of the United States to live as environmentally and socially responsible citizens of the world, and to recognize
that our own well being as citizens of the United States depends upon the well being of everyone else on Earth...
Article Four: Implementation
A. Any corporation which moves or seeks to move its assets outside the U.S. must submit an Environmental and Social Impact report to a grand jury of
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If anything is for we the people and planet, this is a great beginning!