Sept 3 Conference Call: Why Non-Profits and Unions Should Support Ending Corporate Constitutional Rights

September 2, 2015

Join us for an important and informative conference call on "Why Non-Profits and Unions Should Support Ending Corporate Constitutional Rights" 

Thursday, September 3rd
5:00pm Pacific / 8:00pm Eastern

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Have you ever wondered what the implications are of ending corporate constitutional rights for unions and non-profits? Tune in on September 3 to get the low-down on this conference call with Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap and David Cobb ofMove to Amend and Ron Fein of Free Speech for People. You'll have the chance to ask questions. Limited to 250 participants.

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Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap is the National Director of Move to Amend and is a founding member of the National Leadership Team (Board of Directors) for the organization. Kaitlin is also a Principal with Program on Corporations Law and Democracy, a Local Democracy Fellow for the Liberty Tree Foundation, and Board President of Democracy Unlimited. In November 2004 Kaitlin was elected to serve on the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Board. She is the youngest member to serve in this position, as well as the the first woman to take this office. She was re-elected in 2008 and again in 2012.

David Cobb is Outreach Director of Move to Amend and a founding member of the National Leadership Team (Board of Directors). David was born in San Leon, Texas and worked as a laborer before going to college. He graduated from the University of Houston Law School and maintained a successful private law practice in Houston for several years before devoting himself to full time activism to achieve real democracy in the United States. In 2002 David ran for Attorney General of Texas, pledging to use the office to revoke the charters of corporations that repeatedly violate health, safety and environmental laws. He did not win the office, but the Green Party of Texas grew dramatically during his campaign from four local chapters to twenty-six. In 2004, he ran for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket and successfully campaigned for the Ohio recount. David also serves on the Board of Directors for Democracy Unlimited and is a Principal with the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy and a Democratizing Elections Fellow with the Liberty Tree Foundation.

Ron Fein is the Legal Director for Free Speech For People. Mr. Fein previously served as Assistant Regional Counsel in the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s New England office, where he received the EPA’s National Gold Medal for Exceptional Service, the National Notable Achievement Award, and several other awards. Mr. Fein supervised the office’s Clean Air Act practice and won several major cases, including a first-in-nation air quality permit for an offshore wind farm and a nationally recognized settlement requiring a power plant to virtually eliminate its use of a local river. Mr. Fein previously clerked for the Honorable Kermit Lipez of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Honorable Douglas Woodlock of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  He has also worked as an independent consultant to non-profits, as deputy campaign manager of a congressional campaign, and in software development, for which he was awarded nine patents. Mr. Fein graduated Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School and summa cum laude from Harvard College.

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