MOVE TO AMEND SANTA CLARA COUNTY IS GATHERING SIGNATURES FOR BUILD DEMOCRACY AND END CORPORATE RULE (BDECR)
BDECR asks county voters to approve the 28th-Amendment language (below) which specifies that Constitutional Rights are granted to human beings, not corporations; and Money is not equivalent to Speech. The initiative also establishes a “DEMOCRACY DAY” with the goal of REVERSING the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
Activists work in Santa Clara County, gathering 75,000 signatures before May 15, 2014, to place this initiative on the November 2014 ballot:
1. Support for the Move to Amend 28th Amendment:
Corporations Are Not People
Money Is Not Speech:
"(i) Only human beings, not corporations, are legal persons with constitutional rights, and (ii) Money is not equivalent to speech, and therefore regulating political contributions and spending is not equivalent to limiting political speech."
2. Democracy Day: A Santa Clara County Democracy Day will take place each April beginning in 2015 to discuss the impacts of corporate constitutional rights, money as speech, and the financing of political campaigns.
Click here to see the full text of the initiative.
"Inequality for All" Watch Parties - San Jose and Los Altos
Join us as we watch Robert Reich's award-winning film, "Inequality for All" at Watch Parties happening in communities across America. Secretary Reich will also join us for a special conference call to change the conversation on income inequality.
Directions: The UFCW Hall is on the east side (same as San Jose Fairmont Hotel) of Plaza de Cesar Chavez. You can take VTA light rail to the San Antonio stop and take the walkway west to Market Street, then turn left and UFCW is on your left. If you take the VTA 23 bus, get off at First and Paseo de San Antonio and follow the same directions. Parking is available (parking rates apply) in the lot adjacent to UFCW. MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/Mrnt8
We begin at 6:00 p.m. with a national conference call hosted by Robert Reich; we will watch Robert Reich's award-winning film "Inequality for All"; then conduct a discussion and fun, group exercise; and will go forward to bring Justice, Liberty and Equality to All!
Please join us on Tuesday nights, 7:00 - 8:00 P.M. in our San Jose Headquarters for training. We're located at 2175 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126. Please email email@example.com to sign up or for more details.
Please join us on Wednesday nights, 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. in our Palo Alto location for training. We're located inside the Peninsula Peace & Justice Center, 305 N. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more details.
We'll have drinks, hors d'ouevres, live music, art on display, and an entertaining stage show by Swami Beyondananda
Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 7PM-9PM
ZERO1: The Art and Technology Network
439 S. 1st St., San Jose, CA 95113
Each contribution of $30 buys an advance ticket -- $35 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets and/or contribute to our cause. We also greatly appreciate donations to augment your ticket purchase, so please make use of the additional amount choices.
On the other hand, if you are passionate about our cause and want to help us collect signatures, but can't afford the ticket, we still want you there! So please let us know at email@example.com.
Why are approval ratings for Congress,at just 9%, at the lowest levels ever recorded? Why does aplurality of Americansbelieve that most members of Congress are corrupt?
This is a truly universal issue that unites us all.
Today, rather than representing We the People, Congress represents a few dozen large multi-national corporations that influence and control our legislators by spending unlimited corporate funds to help their political candidates win elections.
We the People need to correct this.
The goal of Move to Amend is to fix this problem
by passing an amendment to the Constitution
that will require Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court to once again represent We the People.
Please join us in helping to get this amendment passed.
We all know that money is part of the problem. 75% of Americans believe that money buys results in Congress, and 72% support limiting corporate spending on election campaigns. While we are a divided country, this is one issue that we all, Republicans and Democrats, Tea Partiers and Occupiers, agree on.
SO -- click on one of these boxes to learn more and GET INVOLVED:
The Story of Stuff
Here is a short movie that describes the history and impact of corporate personhood and the
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC) Supreme Court decision, 558 U.S. 310 (2010), in a humorous yet informative way.