We the People vs. Corporate Rule: It’s Up To Us!
|Date:||January 22, 2019|
|Location:||Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center|
|Address:||525 Kumquat Court Sarasota|
Tuesday, January 22, 6:30pm
A flood of spending on elections from corporations followed the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC ruling. Move to Amend’s Grassroots Volunteer Coordinator Keyan Bliss will help local residents understand the more than century-long history behind that decision and how they can work to abolish corporate constitutional rights (i.e. “corporate personhood”) and establish a government of, by, and for the people to meet the pressing needs of residents, communities and our entire nation.
Elections are one route to create change. Even the best public officials, however, are unable to fundamentally counter the influence of big money and corporate power and rights that undermine our health care, local economies, schools, climate, elections and basic abilities to self-govern. Supreme Court Justices have gifted corporations and the super wealthy with power and authority enabling them to dominate our elections and political and economic direction while eroding human and community rights.
Keyan will report on and discuss actions that have taken place in hundreds of communities across the nation in support of the federal We the People Amendment, H.J.R. 48 as part of a larger movement of needed fundamental democratic changes. Attendees will learn how to work with those we elect in November to grow a democratic revolution to prevent corporate rule.