Occupy the Courts! Today – in over 100 cities across America – demonstrators are rallying in front of federal courthouses – and in front of the Supreme Court here in Washington, DC – to protest the two-year anniversary of the Citizens United decision. The grassroots organization Move To Amend is spearheading the day of action to raise awareness and encourage people to fight back against the radical ruling of the Supreme Court that declared corporations are people and money is speech – and put our democracy up for sale to the highest bidder.
This week – Portland, Maine became the latest city in America to pass a resolution calling on Congress to amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United and declare that corporations are not people. We saw the effects of Citizens United in the 2010 midterms when over $300 million in secret, corporate cashed was dumped into our elections – that’s more than 4 times more money than was spent in the last midterm in 2006 – and is why a wave of millionaire corporate shills saying they represent the Tea Party were elected to the House of Representatives. If we don’t do something about this – 2012 will be even worse.
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