Monday, January 14, 2013

Ohio Actions to Mark Citizens United 3rd Anniversary

January 21 is the 3rd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v FEC. The decision expanded the constitutional rights of corporations to spend money on elections. The result was an increase in political spending (much of it secret) from corporations and wealthy individuals on political ads – producing a political megaphone that drowned out the voices of people without money.

Below are a listing of actions taking place in various communities across Ohio within the next week related to the growing national movement to pass a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United AND end all never intended constitutional rights for corporations AND end the constitutional doctrine that political money is equivalent to political free speech.  Also note that there will be a statewide meeting of the Move to Amend Ohio network February 9 in Columbus (listed at the end).

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ASSERTING THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE OVER THOSE OF CORPORATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Community Meeting / Wednesday, January 16th / 7 pm

Shaker Heights Community Center, 3450 Lee Road, Shaker Heights
Details at https://movetoamend.org/asserting-rights-people-over-those-corporations-and-elections


FLYERING AT MARTIN LUTHER KING EVENT
[connecting Citizens United and corporate "personhood" to the 14th Amendment]                           
Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 pm,
Cleveland Hts. Community Center, 1 Monticello Blvd., Cleveland Heights
More information, contact Carla Rautenberg, rcarla@aol.com

Human Rights Film Series Launch: "We're Not Broke"
Thursday, January 17 at 7:00pm
Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit Street, Columbus, Ohio 43202
A FREE documentary screening in Columbus before the Citizens United Anniversary event, exposing how corporations dodge billions in taxes!
Details at http://www.facebook.com/events/238527426279952/

Reclaim Democracy Forum & March: Marking the 3rd Anniversary of Citizens United
Friday,  January 18, 2013
11:00am-12:30pm FORUM at Progress Ohio, 172 E. State St. Suite 600 Columbus, OH 43215
12:30-1:30pm MARCH TO Statehouse
Sponsored by Move to Amend, Ohio PIRG, and Progress Ohio
This is a statewide action. All are welcome!
Details at https://movetoamend.org/reclaim-democracy-forum-march-marking-3rd-anniversary-citizens-united

RECLAIM DEMOCRACY RALLY: MARKING THE 3RD ANNIVERSARY OF CITIZENS UNITED
Friday, January 18 / 4:30 pm - 5:30pm
Federal Building, corner of Main and Market streets, Akron
For more information, contact Hallie Bowie at hallie17@sbcglobal.net

Film and Forum: How to Save Our Democracy
Saturday, January 19, 1:00 pm

Lakewood Public Library
15425 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
Details at https://movetoamend.org/film-and-forum-how-save-our-democracy

FLYERING AT MARTIN LUTHER KING EVENT
[connecting Citizens United and corporate "personhood" to the 14th Amendment]                           
Sunday, January 20, 3;30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hope Lutheran Church, 2222 North Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights
More information, contact Carla Rautenberg, rcarla@aol.com

FLYERING AT MARTIN LUTHER KING EVENT
Monday, January 21, Toledo
More information, contact Doug Jambard-Sweet, dougiefresh43537@yahoo.com

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MOVE TO AMEND OHIO STATEWIDE NETWORK MEETING
Open to all members of Ohio Move to Amend affiliates and partner groups AND those who want to work on Move to Amend issues in their communities and/or through their groups!
Saturday, February 9 / 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus
93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Worthington, Ohio
Bring a bag lunch. Beverages provided.

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