Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 12:00pm

 

PLEASE ATTEND:

"THE OTHER 98% OF US" RALLY - TO KEEP CORPORATE MONEY OUT OF OUR ELECTIONS & END CORPORATE PERSONHOOD

This is a collaborative effort between our local MoveOn friends and IA.MoveToAmend.  

Please turn out and invite friends.  

Please tell others who care about defending our democracy and our elections against the mega-corporations whose grab of constitutional rights (that should belong to human citizens) threatens to make our votes irrelevant.

98% of Americans do not hire lobbyists.  We have to rely on our elected officials to represent us.

But those representatives are being co-opted by the donations/contributions and outright bribes of large corporations and their special interest lobbyists.  Because of their huge wealth, they have a megaphone on policy, while The Other 98% Of Us are forced to whisper.  

Huge wealthy Corporations received a gift from our Supreme Court last January when the last remaining limits on corporate spending on elections was lifted, opening the floodgates for corporations to contribute huge amounts of money to select their own candidates, buy their own votes, and determine public policy in this nation.   If you believe that's not right, please come out and stand with us on Tuesday, August 10th.    

No matter what issues you believe in and work for, this Supreme Court decision threatens any progress on environmental, peace, labor, green energy, nuclear weapons, healthcare, and financial reform/predatory lending -- this decision gives corporate profits a larger voice than yours.  That isn't right.  

Corporate Personhood is the legal fiction that corporations (property) are people.

Slavery was the legal fiction that people were property.  

Join us on Tuesday August 10th for a brief rally to voice your objections to this travesty of democracy.

NEXT MEETING OF IA.MOVE TO AMEND Group is Tuesday, August 10th at 7pm at Plymouth Church, corner of 42nd St & Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines.

Contact Information: 

Questions? Call Marybeth at 515-210-7928.