Rallies planned to oppose Citizens United decision, support new constitutional amendment

January 19, 2012

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Several Lake County residents will attend two events in Sacramento to mark the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.

The court ruled that corporations are people and that money equals speech, so campaign finance cannot be regulated.

On Friday, www.MoveToAmend.org is sponsoring Occupy The Courts Day at more than 130 locations around the country, including the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, to protest the decision and advocate a constitutional amendment that repeals it.

Several Lake County residents will go to the Federal Court in Sacramento, starting with a march from Caesar Chavez Park at 10:30 a.m.

On Saturday rallies at the State Capitol, sponsored by a consortium of organizations, will begin at 11:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.

The rallies are intended to promote a proposed 28th Amendment, introduced in the Senate, that would decree that rights protected by the U.S. Constitution are for natural persons only not artificial entities like corporations.

Anyone interested in joining in on the rallies should call Tim at 707-262-2919.

Car pooling is recommended.

Groups audience: 

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