Legalize Democracy film showing in Kirtland

March 12, 2017

Social Justice Committee to Present
Film: “Legalize Democracy”
Sunday, March 12 | 2:00 pm
East Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
10848 Chillicothe Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094

The entire East Shore family as well as the general public are invited to the screening of the short film “Legalize Democracy,” which has been produced by Move to Amend. The showing will begin at 2 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

The film is a cogent examination of the origins of the American political system and the many barriers it has faced and is facing in achieving a full realization of democracy in this country. Chief among these obstacles is the corrupting influence of money in politics and the unwarranted power given to business and other corporations.

Move to Amend has produced this film as part of its campaign to educate Americans on the need for a constitutional amendment that clearly establishes that corporations are not natural persons and that only natural persons have rights under the Constitution. It would also establish that money is not speech as protected in the First Amendment. Once enacted, this Amendment would clear the way for reasonable regulation of money in politics.

The film showing will be followed by a discussion led by Greg Coleridge of the American Friends Service Committee, a recognized expert on this issue.

-Ron Prosek, Chair Social Justice Committee