Move to Amend to Meet at Horizon

March 18, 2013
Kristine Morris

Activist group says ‘Corporations Are Not People’

NORTHERN MICHIGAN – The northern Michigan arm of the national activist group, Move to Amend, will hold its general meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Horizon Books, downtown Traverse City.

On the agenda will be an update on current activities and new opportunities for members to get involved. Please note that the date is a change from the normal schedule.

A report will be given about the Legislative Day, held Jan. 23 in Lansing, and the group’s recent meeting with Senator Booher to discuss Move to Amend and the Michigan legislature’s lame duck session passage of 282 bills.

The group will also discuss effective ways to voice opinions to the public and to legislators; handouts will be provided to help attendees write an effective “letter to the editor” and to help track the votes of legislators at the national and state levels. Contact information for national and state legislators will be provided. The group will also report on webinars and online training for the new NationBuilder database.

Also on the agenda is a discussion of the American Anti-Corruption Act; upcoming events at which petition signatures can be gathered; opportunities for personal action including issue-related phone banks, petitions and other ideas; recommended reading and additional concerns and questions.

The goal of Move to Amend: Northern Michigan is to inform people about the importance “taking back democracy in America,” and to help pass resolutions asking legislators to endorse bills stating that only human beings and not corporations are endowed with constitutional rights, and that money is not speech – therefore regulating political contributions and spending is not equivalent to limiting political speech.

The group normally meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Horizon Shine Café on the lower level of the bookstore.

To learn more, please visit www.movetoamendnorthernmichigan.org or send an email to liwda2012 [at] gmail.com.

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