Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Jan 20 and 21: Seattle joins nationwide call to End Corporate Personhood!

"Corporations are NOT people! Money is NOT Speech!"
It's time to rise up together and make our voices heard
January 20th and January 21st, 2012

A broad coalition that includes Occupy Seattle, Move to Amend, People for Free Speech and other organizations is initiating two days of action, January 20 and Januray 21, to kickoff a public awareness campaign focused on amending the Constitution in order to limit the power of corporations to impact elections.
These bold actions mark the two-year anniversary of the infamous Citizens United vs. FEC decision.

Jan. 20th - "Occupy the Courts," Seattle joins a one-day occupation of Federal Courthouses across the country.

Jan. 21 - "People Ignited Against Citizens United," a noontime rally at Westlake Park including speeches, music and street theater, followed by a march at 2pm which will end up at the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building at 2nd Ave and Marion St.

"Be it resolved that Occupy Seattle calls for the abolition of corporate personhood. We join the tens of thousands of people, grassroots organizations and local governments across the country in calling for an Amendment to the Constitution to firmly establish that money spent on political campaigns must allow for an equal voice for all people, that human beings, not corporations, have natural rights protected by the Constitution, and that the rights of human beings will never again be granted to artificial entities or property."

Occupy Seattle: occupyseattle.org
You can also see Move to Amend's website for more information: http://movetoamend.org/occupythecourts

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