On Saturday, January 21, activists across the country working with Public Citizen will “Occupy the Corporations” in a series of demonstrations planned throughout the country, designed to expose the fraud that is corporate personhood.
The demonstrations will target corporations like Bank of America and Chevron, specifically calling them out on their hijacking of our democracy.
In addition to the “Occupy the Corporations” demonstrations, Public Citizen is hosting rallies in California, Maryland, Massachusetts and Vermont with state law makers and other allied organizations to highlight the push for resolutions in those states legislatures to overturn Citizens United.
“The groundswell of national grassroots activity in support of a constitutional amendment we’re seeing is tremendous,” said Mark Hays, campaign coordinator for Public Citizen’s Democracy is for People Campaign. “With this sort of momentum, we’re ready to write the next chapter of our campaign to ensure that democracy is for people, not corporations.”
For more information about the “Occupy the Corporations” movement, including how you can get involved, click here. A complete list of organizations and actions is available at www.United4ThePeople.org. Information about Public Citizen’s amendment campaign is available at www.DemocracyIsForPeople.org.
It’s time to take our democracy back.
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