[act-ma] Jan 20, nationwide: Occupy the Courts! Move to Amend!

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Sat Jan 14 09:10:24 PST 2012

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*Occupy the Courts!*

Dear Friends,

You have a great opportunity to mark the second anniversary of the 
Citizens United decision by joining your fellow outraged Americans in a 
national day of rallies and protest across the country as we *Occupy the 

Occupy the Courts is organized by the *Move to Amend* 
<http://org2.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=qoMUjEscHf3rNkurdPHHDbp%2FbCc2I9GB> coalition 
that is working to build a broad-based diverse grassroots movement to 
pass an *amendment* 
<http://org2.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=geMi1gROe7jwgKTG9QAvBrp%2FbCc2I9GB> that 
states:  corporations are not people and do not have the constitutional 
rights of natural persons, and that money is not speech.

*WILPF is a founding organization of the Move to Amend coalition.***

*Occupy the Courts* 
*on Friday, January 20 - is a one day action at Federal 
courthouses—there are 101 locations across the country including the 
Supreme Court, and now events planned in 100 cities!*

Many WILPF branches have organized or are collaborating with  community 
groups to be part of this exciting nationwide day of action.

*Listen to David Cobb 
why “occupy the courts” and find an event near you *here* 

*Occupy the Courts is endorsed* 
by national groups, including The Coffee Party, and by climate activist 
Bill McKibben.

*Be part of the movement. Regardless of the issue—climate change, jobs, 
education, health care, poverty and more, if you want systemic change 
and your voice to be heard—join this grassroots U.S. democracy movement 
for social and economic justice, the rights of future generations, and 
of Mother Earth. *

*Check out the Corporations v. Democracy materials and bumper 

*What you can do now:*

Downloard *here* 
<http://org2.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=%2BGuHW3V7yOWbWlBO%2FBXeB7p%2FbCc2I9GB> the 
Occupy the Courts image

Connect with and invite your family and friends to join with you at a 
local event.

*Make your own signs: *

  * Corporations ≠ People
  * Money ≠ Speech
  * Constitutional Rights are for Real People

*/See you down at the courthouse on the 20th!/*

*Marybeth Gardam and Nancy Abbey for the Corporations v. Democracy Issue 

*And, remember, send photos to newsletter at wilpf.org 

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