We the people, not we the corporations, event March 14 & 15

April 3, 2012
Marge Keough

For immediate release
Mar. 12, 2010

Marge Keough
Phone: (802) 498 3606
Email: mkeough@ madriver.com

David Cobb, Move To Amend.org with Senator Ginny Lyons and Jerry Greenfield

Wednesday, March 14th, 7 pm Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield
Thursday, March 15th, 7pm Ira Allen Chapel, UVM, Burlington

Free admission

Doors open at 6pm for free Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and information tables.

In Waitsfield, live music with Phineas Gage

Cobb will also conduct a Teach-In March 15th, 4 pm at Fletcher Free Library, Burlington

On Town Meeting day, sixty Vermont cities or towns passed resolutions calling upon Congress to amend the US Constitution to state that “corporations are not people” and “money is not speech.” In this way, Vermont is adding a powerful voice to a national movement organized by the Move to Amend organization, led by David Cobb.

On Wednesday evening, March 14th in Waitsfield, and Thursday March 15th in Burlington, David Cobb, attorney, activist and former presidential candidate, and will speak on the key issues of the Move to Amend campaign and next steps for our state and nation to promote the organized nationwide effort to create a 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution that addresses two serious legal issues threatening democracy in America: corporate personhood and money being considered free speech. Vermont Senator Virginia “Ginny” Lyons, who has introduced a resolution to amend the constitution to end “corporate personhood”, and Jerry Greenfield, Co-Founder, Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., will also be on hand to shed political and business insight on this important topic.

On Wednesday, March 14th the event takes place at the Big Picture Theater in Waitsfield. On Thursday, March 15th, the
event takes place at Ira Allen Chapel, Burlington. Each event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 pm for free Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and information tables. In Waitsfield, there will be live music by Phineus Gage. In Burlington on March 15th, Cobb will also conduct a teach-in at 4 pm at Fletcher Free Library.

These events are sponsored by GMGF, Gund Institute of Ecological Economics and Department of Community Development and Applied Economics at UVM, and Move to Amend Coalition, with support from Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG), Clean Yield Asset Management, Saint Michael’s College, Champlain College, Big Picture Theater, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).

The Green Mountain Global Forum promotes greater awareness and understanding of global issues by bringing knowledgeable and thought provoking speakers to the Mad River Valley; thereby, encouraging community connections and involvement while inspiring change and action. GMGF strives to reach a broad audience by ensuring that events are free of charge through our fundraising efforts, and welcomes the support and participation of the community.

For more information call 496.2111 or visit www.gmgf.org or http://www.vpirg.org/node/631/ for more information.


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