January Movie Event: End Corporate Personhood

So what will it be:  We the People? or We the Corporations?

Monday, January 20th, 2014:  7-9  pm.  Sherrill Hall, 39 E. Central Street, Natick, MA

National Group, Move to Amend, Seeks Constitutional Amendment to Reverse Citizens United

We mark the fourth anniversary of the democracy-busting Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v.  Federal Election Commission with a free screening of the film, The End of Corporate Personhood. The film will be followed by a discussion about the status of the proposed Constitutional amendment to reverse this decision.

The venue is Sherrill Hall, 39 E. Central Street in Natick, MA on Monday, January 20th, 2014 from 7-9 p.m.  The event is part of Occupy Natick’s ongoing free monthly film and discussion series featuring topics such as alternative economies, money and politics, and environmental issues hosted by local members of Occupy Natick. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available.

On January 21st, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling removed a previous ban that disallowed corporations and organizations from using funds for direct political advocacy. In doing so, the Citizens United ruling opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate spending on elections.  End Corporate Personhood is a rousing one hour presentation by David Cobb, former Green Party presidential candidate and spokesperson for Move to Amend.

Part history lesson, part call to action, David traces the rise of the corporation as a legal entity through history to its present status as a corporate “person” entitled to “free speech” through the unlimited expenditure of campaign money.  Our democracy was intended by the founders to be a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests. Lee Kettleson of Move to Amend (MA) will facilitate the post film discussion.   Move to Amend and its Constitutional amendment aim to restore our country to “We the People.”

Occupy Natick is a group of Metrowest citizens, who, inspired by the original Occupy Wall Street protests, engage in activities and events that educate the community about areas of concern related to the undue influence of money in politics and policy making. The group hosts regular meetings that are open to the public, along with the free monthly film series.  For a meeting schedule and more information, visit www.occupynatick.org  or contact occupynatick@gmail.com.

To learn more about Move to Amend and its Constitutional amendment, visit movetoamend.org.

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