Central Oregon Move to Amend - Recharge
Saturday, September 27: 5:30 - 7:30 (or so)
Common House at Higher Ground: 2558 NE Daggett, Bend 97701
As always, we will have some singing, some time to get acquainted, an update on our statewide ballot measure, and these two educational pieces:
Are you feeling the urge to restore our democracy? The Oregon state-wide effort affiliated with the national Move to Amend movement is moving toward the action phase: soon we will have the materials to begin gathering signatures for our 2016 ballot measure.
Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.
This week we talk with Alyssa Macy about her work with the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC), an organization of Indigenous Peoples from North, Central, South America, the Caribbean and the Pacific working for the Sovereignty and Self Determination of Indigenous Peoples and the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights, Treaties, Traditional Cultures and Sacred Lands. She is working to connect Treaty Issues to the work of the Pacific Northwest Social Forum and to engage Indigenous Peoples from the region.
[click on the link for this story to listen to the audio version]
CORVALLIS, Ore. - It's the fifth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's "Citizens United" ruling, and some Oregonians have been working for five years to counteract it.
The ruling removed limits on the amount of money that corporations, associations and unions can spend on political campaigns.
U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader said Wednesday it may be only a matter of time, based on its latest decision, before the U.S. Supreme Court drops all limits on federal campaign contributions.
Based on Wednesday’s decision and a 2010 case, Schrader said, “the court is gearing up for taking away all contribution limits to candidates. Then it’s going to be even worse, when a sugar daddy who wants to fund your campaign — or fund one against you — can spend unlimited amounts of money.”
Local critics plan on Monday to show their disapproval of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning some limits on federal campaign contributions.
A sign-waving demonstration is planned from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sponsors have asked participants to gather at Liberty Street NE and Court Street. When the group gets large enough, some will move to Commercial Street NE and Court Street, and others may go to the foot of the Marion Street Bridge.