Sunday, January 19: 1:00 - 2:30 pm brown bag lunch At the Old Stone - You are invited to this community event to be held at the Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave, Bend. This meeting will explore how a constitutional amendment can put democracy back on track.
Oregon today became the 16th state to pass a resolution calling on Congress to adopt and send to the states a Move to Amend style constitutional amendment. The Senate voted 17-13 in favor of HJM 6 (text here).
An organizer for the national Move to Amend campaign will be in Corvallis this week to lead a workshop on ways to abolish corporate personhood.
Ashley Sanders will present “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 N.W. Circle Blvd. There is no charge to attend.
Move to Amend has 150 chapters across the country, including eight in Oregon.
A recent Supreme Court decision extending the rights of corporations has some locals and grassroots organizers concerned.
"There's a little buzz around the country about this Supreme Court decision," said Wes Brain of Southern Oregon Jobs for Justice, one of the organizers of a public meeting Thursday billed as a chance for Ashlanders to "join the movement to abolish corporate personhood" in the wake of the decision.