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Tuesday: Move to Amend events to defend democracy from corporate interests

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In their ruling on the Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission case, the Supreme Court removed most barriers to corporate political campaign contributions, saying that these are a constitutionally-protected form of free speech.

The Move to Amend coalition is working for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would override the Citizens United decision, firmly establishing that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

On Tuesday, January 21 at 11 a.m., Move to Amend – Central Ohio is holding a workshop and rally to observe the 4th anniversary of Citizens United and its negative effects on democracy. The Supreme Court's 2010 ruling on Citizens United triggered an explosion in the money spent on elections, including a staggering $7 billion in 2012.

The day's events will include:

  • 11 a.m. Film and Q&A (ProgressOhio, 6th Floor, 172 E. State St. in downtown Columbus)
  • 11:30 a.m. Discussion about Citizens United with Move to Amend's national leadership
  • 12 p.m. March to the Ohio Statehouse (west side)
  • 12:30 p.m. Speakers and open mic on the sidewalk in front of the Statehouse
  • 1:15 p.m. Hot chocolate and further discussion/Q&A back indoors at ProgressOhio

Move to Amend is a national non-partisan, grassroots organization that supports a U.S. constitutional amendment to firmly establish that corporations are not people and that money is not speech. For more information, call (614) 439-4768.

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