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We the People vs. Corporate Rule: It’s Up to Us
Thursday, September 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pmFree
The corporation is the most powerful institution on the planet. Their ability to define public policies, economies, popular culture and what remains of our natural world is due to a significant degree, at least in the United States, by their acquisition of not only legal and economic privileges, but statutory and especially constitutional rights that at one time in this nation never existed. Worker, human and natural rights have been trumped by corporate rights. Court conferred constitutional rights of corporations have reduced the political influence of unions.
The ability of We the People to define our neighborhoods, communities, workplaces, food, education, health care, transportation, natural world and basic self-governing institutions have been profoundly weakened as corporate entities have been anointed by activist Supreme Court jurists that concocted corporate rights out of constitutional thin air. While the history of the struggle of industrial workers, farmers, immigrants, those supporting “good government,” and others against corporate rule has included mass organizing in movements around elections, political party formations, legislation and regulations — as well as targeted strategies of strikes, boycotts, sit-ins and other against individual corporations — too little attention has been waged to abolish never-intended and at one time never-existing corporate constitutional rights via a constitutional amendment. Such an inclusive, grassroots and internally-democratic mass movement for structural change is needed in our time to address our profound, multiple crises.
Join Move to Amend’s Outreach Director Greg Coleridge for an inspiring call-to-action and discussion on the nationwide movement to pass a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to end corporate rule.
➔ Learn the history of how the Supreme Court got us here and what it will take to overturn the Citizens United v. FEC decision, abolish corporate personhood and get big money out of politics!
➔ Discover why abolishing corporate personhood is directly connected to reforming campaign finance laws, access to safe food, providing affordable health care, strengthening worker rights, protecting the environment, and so much more…
➔ Find out about specific actions we can take in Pittsburgh!
➔ Get personally inspired and motivated to join the growing Movement to Amend!