In a world where the ominous shadows of corporate power and the looming threat of environmental catastrophe converge, leaders like Lawrence Abbott shine as beacons of hope. Move to Amend's own "Unionist of the Year" exemplifies the extraordinary potential of people power not only in the labor movement but also in the fight for ecological justice.

Volunteerism and the Green Heartbeat

Volunteerism, like the tender care of a seedling, is a personal decision. We don't have to do it, yet it is this very choice that nurtures the roots of change. In a world where trees struggle to grow through cracks in the concrete jungle, Lawrence Abbott reminds us that the most valuable awards are not the ones we hang on our walls but the ones we carve into the history of our planet.

The Green Energy of People Power

In a landscape dominated by corporate giants and their relentless pursuit of profit, the power to protect our planet must surpass corporate might. It is the collective force of people power that offers the renewable energy needed to combat the dark winds of environmental apathy and corporate greed.

As the Supreme Court's decisions cast a looming shadow over our democracy, and the storm clouds of fascism gather ominously, labor cannot afford to stay in its narrow lanes. In a world that is literally on fire, it's neither logical nor safe to ignore the call to action. Not for our union members, not for our children, not for the planet itself.

Labor's Green Warriors

Lawrence Abbott recognized the urgency of our environmental crisis and chose to volunteer tirelessly with the Alameda Labor Council. This fearless council doesn't just fight for workers' rights and local jobs; it champions human rights, women's rights, and the rights of all marginalized groups. They seek not just to fix a broken system but to heal our wounded planet.

Their most remarkable resolution? Wholehearted support for Pramila Jayapal's We the People Amendment. This powerful amendment aims to uproot the poisonous vines of Citizens United, end corporate personhood, and silence the clamor of money in politics. It's a restoration of our constitution, democracy, and the ultimate source of power - people power.

A Green Path Forward

Restoring our constitution and power through this amendment won't be a walk in the park. It will require dedication, but it's a journey worth undertaking. Imagine the day when we can finally complete the pledge of allegiance: "with liberty and justice for all," with a resounding exclamation point!

But the path forward is not one that Lawrence walks alone. It's a journey where California labor councils support Alex Lee's AB83 as a stepping stone towards our amendment, to stop the flow of foreign money that poisons our politics. Minnesota has already taken this step, and with your help, California can follow suit.

Fighting for a Greener Tomorrow

Remember when Proposition 22 loomed like a dark cloud over labor? It wasn't just Uber and Lyft; it was foreign money that defeated us. It's a sobering realization that should terrify us all. It's why Lawrence Abbott, our Unionist of the Year, dedicated his time to organizing for the long-term success of labor and for the greater good of all.

A Green New Day for Labor

So, when do we organize? We organize strategically and fearlessly to create a brighter, greener future for labor, the environment, and everyone. Volunteer, my friends, for the Earth itself beckons us to tend to its wounds. Stay safe, keep your focus, and let your commitment make life wonderful not just for each other but for the entire planet.

In the union of labor and ecology, Lawrence Abbott stands as a testament to the power of human commitment. Together, we can labor for a world where justice, community, democracy, and a livable planet converge in harmony, where the very essence of corporate "personhood" is transformed into the green heartbeats of nature's enduring chorus.

Alfonso Saldana


We can't have nice things until we abolish corporate constitutional rights and get big dark money out of politics! Co Director at He/Him