Sunday, May 10th marks the 129th birthday of corporate persons.
That’s right—more than a century before Citizens United v. FEC, the Supreme Court first recognized corporations as people with Constitutional rights in Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad on May 10, 1886. Self-governance has been railroaded ever since with subsequent Supreme Court decisions expanding inalienable human rights to corporations – at the expense of OUR rights.
What better way in Ohio to commemorate this “birthday” by working to end corporate rights! And what better way to end corporate rights than supporting Toledo Move to Amend on Saturday, May 9 in their quest to become the largest city in Ohio to pass a Move to Amend ballot initiative.
To do it, however, they need our help. Can you spend a productive, fun and solidarity-building day in Toledo helping petition?
Toledo Move to Amend will be hosting supporters from around the state on May 9 from 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM for a day of volunteer petition gathering for their local ballot initiative effort.
They are asking people to arrive around 10:30 AM. They'll have a short orientation from 10:30-11:00, distribute canvassing assignments and have folks go out and gather petitions from around 11:00 -2:30, reconvening at the meetup location between 2:30 and 3:30 for notarizing signatures, light refreshments, and camaraderie.
Please RSVP if you're able to attend (and bring others!) to Doug Jambard-Sweet at djambardsweet [at] gmail.com. His phone is 419-351-2958.
Carpooling is available from northeast (Carla at Carla [at] Simmertildone.net) and central (Sandy at sbolzenius72 [at] hotmail.com) Ohio.
Meetup venue: Center for Servant Leadership, 1618 Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, OH 43612
Parking is available behind the venue (don't be confused, it’s a house) and on street.
Here’s a little something about the Center for Servant Leadership:
They are putting together walking lists of registered voters in the surrounding neighborhoods.
They will be primarily canvassing neighborhoods, but will also let folks know about a few select petitioning locations and events happening on May 9th with potential for gathering signatures. If you can't make it, please help spread the word.
Again, please RSVP to Doug at djambardsweet [at] gmail.com if you plan to attend.
This is how to transform a corporate birthday "person" commemoration
into a grassroots democracy celebration!