DEMOCRACY IS NO JOKE! Move to Amend Ohio Network 5th Annual Gathering

April 1, 2017

DEMOCRACY IS NO JOKE!
Move to Amend Ohio Network 5th Annual Gathering
Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm (doors open at 8:30 am)
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus
93 W. Weisheimer Rd, Columbus, OH 43214

Keynote speaker • workshops • action planning • People’s Assembly • local reports of MTA victories in 2016

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Keynote Speaker: DENNIS KUCINICH at 1:00 pm

* Political analyst and regular contributor on FOX, CNN, C-Span * 2004 & 2008 Democratic
Presidential Candidate * former US Congressman, State Senator, & Cleveland Mayor

Join us on April Fools’ Day to debunk several long-standing constitutional hoaxes — including the legal fictions that corporations are “persons” and money is equivalent to “free speech” — and together build the growing national movement to create real democracy.

COST:       $5.00 Donation;  $10 Box lunch available or Bring Your Own; snacks & refreshments provided

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AGENDA

8:30  Doors Open

9:00-9:30  Gather & Sign-In


9:30-9:45  Welcome


9:45-10:00  Coordinating Committee Nominations/upcoming election

10:00-10:15  Affiliate/Partner Introduction – Goals & Accomplishments

10:15-10:30  National Speaker (yet to be confirmed) Topic: 10-year plan, goals

10:30-12:00  Peoples’ Assembly

12:00-1:00  Lunch Break

1:00-1:55  Keynote: Dennis Kucinich, “Ending Corporate Personhood & Money as Speech”

1:55-2:00  Break

2:00-2:55  Workshop Sessions I (choose 1)
     1. Compare/Contrast the Top 4 Proposed Anti-Citizens-United Amendments
     2. Move to Amend Resources – Educational and Organizing (includes Manual: How to Put a Citizen's Initiative on the Ballot)
     3. How to Spot and Stop Privatization of Public Services at the Local Level (charter schools, prisons, municipal services)

2:55-3:00  Break

3:00-3:25  Workshop Sessions II (choose 1) (Some Facilitators yet to be confirmed)
     1. Power Mapping – Strategize to Meet Your Goals
     2. Intersectionality – Making Move to Amend Your Second Issue--connecting MTA to other issues (immigrant rights, health care)
     3. How Move to Amend Addresses Emerging Political Movements: Our Revolution, Pantsuit Nation, Black Lives Matter, Ohio Student Association (Draining the Swamp - Facing the Alligator; 2016 Election

4:00-4:30  WRAP-UP: An Empowered People’s Response-Inspiring Change
(Discussion, debate and decisions on projects and activities over the next year)

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