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Time To Occupy The Corporations [VIDEO]

Time To Occupy The Corporations [VIDEO]

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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10:30AM PST on Jan 20, 2012

I hope the protesting will make a difference. Our government and society would benefit greatly with less control and less influence from Corporate America!

2:03PM PST on Jan 18, 2012

It's about time! They should also make public WHICH corporations to boycott, maybe after they take a hit, they will realize that PEOPLE make up America, not corporations.

4:37PM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Reelect Obama

4:36PM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Do not allow corporations to fund politics. Politicians are corrupt enough already, thanks.

3:41PM PST on Jan 17, 2012

I firmly believe that a change must come. I see very clearly that protest might be the ONLY way for the public (99%) voice to be heard and those changes to be made... but I do agree with David E. - "If these "occupiers" revert to anarchy, violence, or law-breaking then they are the ones who are endangering democracy."

Please keep in mind that belligerence drowns out the point you are trying to make. In order to keep the focus on the point, you cannot distract from it by drawing attention away with obnoxious behavior and lawbreaking.

Just sayin'....

2:37PM PST on Jan 17, 2012

I too prefer human democracy, not corporate democracy

1:58PM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Smoke a joint .GO TO PRISON
Screw to public. Get a BONUS.
When are we going to see justice for those destroyed by the big corporations.(They really are NOT people Mr Romney.

10:59AM PST on Jan 17, 2012

"We the people" does not include
corporate power.
It means the voice of each individual.
Corporate personhood is a contradiction
in terms.

8:27AM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Unfortunately despite the fact that we promote democracy around the world, we were created a Republic as our founding fathers feared a tyranny of the many that a democracy would create. Remember the line "and for the Republic for which it stands". We have unfortunately become a Plutocracy..through deregulatio and public access laws that restrict the ability of middle and lower income people to get on ballots.

8:18AM PST on Jan 17, 2012

If these "occupiers" revert to anarchy, violence, or law-breaking then they are the ones who are endangering democracy.

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