[act-ma] TONIGHT! 10/24 7:00 PM Corporations are not People! Democracy Amendment on Occupy Boston Radio (FSU Program)

David O. Knuttunen webmaster at dsaboston.org
Wed Oct 24 07:15:12 PDT 2012


Wed 10/24/12 7:00 pm on OB RADIO (http://obr.fm <http://obr.fm/> ) 
w/ rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am and Wednesday 7:00 am.
Podcasts put up about 10 days after original broadcast.

Corporations are not People! Citizens United and the Democracy Amendment

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The U.S. Supreme Court, in its 5-4 decision in Citizens United v. Federal
Elections Commission (2010), decided that corporate money spent in elections
is "free speech", and protected by the Constitution. When it did this, it
threw out decades worth of campaign finance laws that had restricted
election spending by corporations, unions, and other organized groups. The
ruling has also dramatically expanded other "corporate rights" and distorted
the First Amendment to give constitutional rights to corporate entities that
were never intended to enjoy the protections the Constitution reserves for
"We the People."

On November 6th, voters in 6 Massachusetts State Senate and 30 State
Representative districts will vote on a ballot question that supports a
Constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision and
establish fair elections. Over three hundred local activists collected
nearly 20,000 signatures statewide in support of the ballot question. A
'YES' vote on the Democracy Amendment Question
<http://democracyamendmentmass.org/learnmore/>  will reinforce the recent
resolution passed by the Massachusetts state legislature, and make a loud
call for a constitutional amendment to reserve the rights of citizens for
actual human beings.

The Democracy Amendment Ballot Question:

Shall the state [senator or representative] from this district be instructed
to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an
amendment to the US Constitution affirming that 1) corporations are not
entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and 2) both Congress
and the states may place limits on political contributions and political
spending?

10/24 Corporations are not People! 
Citizens United and the Democracy Amendment

Wednesday, 10/24/12 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
Occupy Boston Radio - OBR.FM
with rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am and Wednesday 7:00 am.
Podcasts typically go up 8-10 days later.

 

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FSU-RADIO is an educational series by Occupy Boston's Free School
University. Our goal is to form an autonomous zone and share skills needed
to maintain that, to entertain educate and enliven Occupiers and the general
public. Our purpose is to provide support and space for skill sharing and
sharing basic info regarding Occupy Boston and to encourage
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Host: David Knuttunen (guest hosts from time to time)

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