Money is not speech
corporations are not people
January 21st is the second anniversary of the ridiculous “Citizens United v. FEC” ruling by a 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court. I highly recommend Annie Leonard’s Story of Citizens United v. FEC video:
It is time – as it is always time – to help the people of this country wake up to the fact that money is not speech and corporations are not people. Events, activists and organizations across the nation are attempting to do just that:
- Occupy San Francisco is working to shut down the financial district today “to draw attention to the choices that many of these banks, corporations, institutions, and the courts have made (and continue to make) that created (and maintain) the economic inequality that is devastating the lives of so many families in our community, and in our world. It does not have to be this way.”
- Satirist Stephen Colbert shines a spotlight on the insanity with
hisJon Stewart’s “Definitely Not Coordinating with Stephen Colbert SuperPAC“.
- United for the People has listings of actions across the country to “…[focus] America’s attention on the dangerous influence of corporate power in our democracy and the urgency of taking all necessary measures to undo that influence, including amending the Constitution. “
- Another listing of actions for Friday, January 20th: Occupy the Courts
- Move to Amend is an organization specifically dedicated to creating a constitutional amendment that would undo the Citizens United decision and end the fiction of corporate personhood:
We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.