Special speaker Dr. Cornel West will be with Move to Amend “Occupy the Courts” day of action HERE IN GAINESVILLE Jan. 20th, 2012. Mark your calendars. Time is starting at 1pm , Location: Bo Diddley Plaza Gainesville, FL. Special Local Speakers, Street Theater Performance and a March to Federal Court Building at 401 Southeast 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL
Gainesville Jan. 20th, 2012 Speakers/ Performance and March Times
Dr. Cornel West Time TBA
Street Theater Performance TBA
March to Federal Court Building TBA
What is Occupy the Courts - Inspired by our friends at Occupy Wall Street, and Dr. Cornel West, Move To Amend is planning bold action to mark the second anniversary of the infamous Citizens United v. FEC decision!
Occupy the Courts will be a one day occupation of Federal courthouses across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday January 20, 2012.
Move to Amend volunteers across the USA will lead the charge on the judiciary which created — and continues to expand — corporate personhood rights.
Americans across the country are on the march, and they are marching OUR way. They carry signs that say, “Corporations are NOT people! Money is NOT Speech!” And they are chanting those truths at the top of their lungs! The time has come to make these truths evident to the courts.
We the People, Not We the Corporations
On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.
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.
The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law. In a democracy, the people rule. We Move to Amend.
Move to Amend info: http://movetoamend.org/occupythecourts
Dr. Cornel West Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornel_West