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On January 20th, Occupy The Courts

On January 20th, Occupy The Courts

On Friday, January 20th 2012 activists from across the country will take part in Occupy The Courts, a nationwide protest held in front of U.S. federal courts to mark the second anniversary of the Citizens United decision. Actions are planned in over 80 cities including on in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

The actions are part of a much larger movement to reclaim our democracy from the overwhelmingly corrupt influence of corporate campaign spending. The Move To Amend coalition is a broad-based grassroots coalition at the front of this movement and is working to grow grassroots support for a constitutional amendment to address the two greatest harms from the Citizens United decision. The constitutional amendment would make it clear that rights recognized under the Constitution belong to human beings only and not to artificial legal entities such as corporations or labor unions and that political campaign spending is not a form of speech protected under the First Amendment.

Coinciding with the January 20th Occupy The Courts actions, Move To Amend will kick off a petition drive in at least 50 communities to put resolutions on the ballot calling for a constitutional amendment to abolish corporate personhood. Several cities including Los Angeles, CA; Albany, NY; Madison, WI; Boulder, CO; and Missoula, MT have already passed such resolutions.

If you would like to get involved and for more information how you can help support the movement to overturn Citizens United, go to www.united4thepeople.org. There’s no way we can effectively solve the economic and environmental challenges facing this country if corporate interests continue to be the only interests represented in Washington. It’s time to take our democracy back.

 

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6:47AM PST on Jan 21, 2012

molto bene. fuori a pedate tutti i corrotti....

8:39PM PST on Jan 20, 2012

Yea OWS!

10:23AM PST on Jan 20, 2012

Yeah it's time to throw the corrupt politicians out and start over.

7:41AM PST on Jan 20, 2012

The supreme court judges should have term limits along with congress and be either impeachable or recallable by the people. Must be careful as a two thirds majority would be needed so minorities wouldn't get beat up too badly.

6:55AM PST on Jan 20, 2012

Perhaps they will get the message...since Citizens United won't be there in "person" waving his OWN sign.

6:14AM PST on Jan 20, 2012

Raymond J.....huh?

5:07PM PST on Jan 19, 2012

I will proudly be in front of a Federal Court tomorrow morning !!! OCCUPY ROCKS!!!

2:25PM PST on Jan 19, 2012

I'm sure it will be the day everything changes.

11:37AM PST on Jan 19, 2012

wow almsot an immediate topic change. Night Romney nor perry nor Ron Paul are the topic is this discussion.

11:13AM PST on Jan 19, 2012

REMEMBER: Santorum is a Christian, Gingrich a Catholic and Romney a Mormon; Liberal leaders are doing a good job but need to secure the secular/atheist foothold even more. It starts and ends with the courts.
     Also, with Perry going back to Texas, it is not fair that Texas is generating huge revenue, wealth and jobs while states like California are suffering. We need to focus on this in Texas as Democrats. 
     I wish that Obama would find a way to force Texas to either pay more taxes on everyone living in that state making more than $45,000 (more than enough for anyone) or force companies to move from Texas to states like California that need the companies/jobs. 
     Also, in this country, we should not be forced to work to live and those making more than $45,000/YR (wealthy, in my opinion) should pay enough in so that folks can chose to not work and still survive. I am hoping for Obama's successes in raising the debt to 175% GDP (now at 103% GDP) by raising the spending levels for this; inner city minorities deserve this money and capitalists are losing! We are winning! 
      One day , most folks will make a normal, reasonable salary (should RARELY BE ABOVE $45,000) and share the same services...we,as Progressive Liberals/Democrats, can make it happen! 

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