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Events planned for anniversary of corporate personhood decision (Video)

From our friends at Democracy-NC:

Saturday, January 21st is the second anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s infamous Citizens United ruling that said corporations are people and money is speech.

Thankfully, real people are using real speech to fight back. We need to hear your voice, too – and your help to tell others!

  • On Friday, you can join one of the nationwide “Occupy the Courts” events marking the anniversary. There’s one in Raleigh, and you can use this link to find events from Wilmington to Asheville.
  • On Saturday, Democracy NC hosts a special forum in Rocky Mount about the practical impact of Citizens United on your utility bill, health care and personal finances.
  • Whether or not you attend an event, mark the anniversary by signing our petition – or sending this message to others – to stop the flood of corporate money in politics.

For background, here’s a brief video with the animated story of Citizens United.

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Reversing this dreadful decision won’t be easy. But millions of people across the political spectrum are uniting around a plan to amend the U.S. Constitution to make it clear: Corporations are not people and political spending must be regulated; it is not “free speech.”

The Town Councils of Chapel Hill and Carrboro have joined dozens of cities nationally that have passed resolutions calling for Congress to put forward a Constitutional amendment. We can help you connect to others in your area to initiate a similar resolution.

On this infamous anniversary, let’s remember that the fate of democracy depends on the actions of “we the people.”

Sign our petition and share it with others. Then, email us at info@democracy-nc.org if you’d like to be involved with efforts in your city to adopt a resolution against Citizens United.

4 Comments

  1. Frances Jenkins

    January 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    This is what is so amazing to me. Never a word about the illegal activites of Perdue and there is more to come. But boy, allow a Republican to have questions, not proof about something and you go wild. How do you look in the mirror in the morning and pretend to be honest? You are the arm of the Democrat Party.

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  4. Jack

    January 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Hey Jenkins, didn’t you ever learn to focus on an issue?

    I haven’t yet heard a question from the Republicans worth answering. House Speaker Tillis is busy telling people who-to-look-down-on and the pro-discrimination Republicans are busy trying to save family values with a state constitutional amendment to legalize hate. At the national level Mr. Gingrich, who couldn’t care less about family values, wants to be the next Republican President.

    Right now the Republicans aren’t saying anything worth listening to. Tomorrow is Monday and it is back to work and focus on what is worthy of attention.