New Forum in Hanover April 3 6 PM

March 15, 2013

Help Fix Our Broken Democracy!
The National Movement to Amend the US Constitution

Wednesday, April 3 - 6:30 p.m.

Hanover Public Library, Hanover, MA

Do corporations have more control over our government than we do?

The 2010 Citizens United v. FEC US Supreme Court decision and other rulings have brought us to the point where there are now no limits on the money corporations and the super-rich can spend to influence elections. To make matters worse, corporations have gotten the courts to overrule hundreds of laws protecting our health, safety, environment, and democracy.

The good news is that there is a solution: A constitutional amendment that reclaims our democracy for the people. And it can happen. There have been 12 amendments to the constitution in the past 100 years.

The other good news is that people across the political spectrum are supporting the idea, and our state is on the cutting edge of the new democracy movement.

Join Move to Amend speaker John Hill in a discussion on Citizens United and the long history behind it. Find out about the We the People Amendment and what you can do.

John Hill is on the coordinating committee of Greater Boston Move to Amend. A longtime activist, organizer, and former fundraiser and nonprofit administrator, he has worked on a myriad of social justice issues. He is also a musician whose songs deal with issues of social concern.

Move to Amend is a national coalition working to reclaim our democracy with an amendment to the US Constitution affirming that corporations are not entitled to constitutional rights and that campaign spending is not a form of free speech. Formed in September 2009, MTA is made up of hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals committed to justice and a vibrant democracy.

 

For more information about this event: bostonmta [at] gmail.com - 781-894-1179
For more information on the issue: MovetoAmend.org

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