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.
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.”