Public Invited to View the Film “Legalize Democracy”
MENTOR – Legalize Democracy examines the history of the relationship between corporate
power, oppression and people’s social movements in the quest for real democracy in
The monthly MTA-CO meeting will be held on Saturday, March 15 from 12noon to 2pm. It will be a brown bag lunch meeting, as usual. We will be discussing 1) the MTA Ohio event held on February 15, 2) the informational meeting content, 3) the stage presentation at Comfest, and other subjects. Join us!
MTA OHIO NETWORK 2014 GATHERING DECISIONS
February 25, 2014 / Columbus, Ohio
DECISION MAKING PROCESS
1. A procedure for considering internal structural and external program/project proposals will be established by no later than August 1.
A standing-room-only crowd of more than 60 people filled Mahall's Twenty Lanes on February 1 to celebrate "We The People" Day in Lakewood and to question prominent elected officials about money in politics. The public forum was sponsored by the Lakewood Move To Amend Committee and featured Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, State Representative Nickie Antonio and At-Large Lakewood City Council Member Tom Bullock.
Mentor voters could see an initiative petition on the November ballot that takes issue with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding the federal Campaign Reform Act.
A Mentor affiliate of a national coalition, Move to Amend, appears to have enough valid signatures to submit to electors a proposed ordinance instructing the city to inform federal and state elected officials that voters “want a constitutional amendment ending constitutional rights for corporations and overturning the legal doctrine of money being considered equivalent to speech,” the MTA website says.
LAKEWOOD, Ohio—Elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, joined local activists to discuss the role of money in American elections. The meeting was an early step in an effort to pass a city ballot initiative protesting courts' identification of corporate political spending as protected speech.
State Rep. Nickie Antonio, Lakewood At Large City Councilman Tom Bullock, and Kaptur, a Democrat from Toledo, spoke at a Saturday panel at Mahall's bowling alley.