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The For the People Amendment is a suggsted Constitutional Amendment first proposed by Anthony J Fuchs on 27 August 2021 and expanded upon in a series of videos, including "receive no more," "in that spirit," and "receive no more."

The Amendment incorporates elements of The We the People Amendment, which was introduced by Representative Rick Nolan in 2013 with the intent of abolishing

Text of the Amendment[]

As government must only be a position of public service and not financial enrichment, the following Constitutional Amendment is hereby proposed.

Section 1. Every member of Congress shall receive no more compensation in any form from any source during the tenure of their term than a remuneration package including a yearly salary equal to the annual median income of the citizens of the State that they represent; all members of Congress, their spouses, and their dependents shall be afforded the use of governmental living accommodations during the tenure of their terms, in addition to receiving a supplemental monthly Basic Allowance for Subsistence equal to that granted to enlisted members of the United States military. Any work-related expenses incurred by members of Congress during the tenure of the terms may be submitted for reimbursement pending the approval of an independent financial oversight department.

Section 2. The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only. Artificial entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies, and other entities, established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law. The privileges of artificial entities shall be determined by the People, through Federal, State, or local law, and shall not be construed to be inherent or inalienable.

Section 3. Federal, State and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate’s own contributions and expenditures, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of their economic status, have access to the political process, and that no person gains, as a result of that person’s money, substantially more access or ability to influence in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure. Federal, State, and local governments shall require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed. The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.

Section 4. Any tax-exempt organization found to be engaging in political activities with the intent of benefitting any particular candidate for federal office shall forfeit such financial privilege. Nothing contained in this article shall be construed to abridge the freedom of the press

Petition[]

A petition was created at Change.org titled "Constitutional Amendment Limiting Congressional Salary" on August 29th.

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