Tue, May 22, 2012
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

We the People, Not We the Corporations

Common Cause New Mexico and Free Speech for People present: We the People, Not We the Corporations: The Movement for a Constitutional Amendment to Defend Our Democracy Please join us for a public forum on the growing movement in New Mexico and across the country for a constitutional amendment to reclaim our democracy. In January 2010, the United States Supreme Court, in its ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, swept away a century of precedent barring unlimited spending in elections, unleashing a torrent of corporate, private and union money into our political process. In response to that ruling, people throughout the nation are rising up, demanding a constitutional amendment to overturn the ruling and make it clear that money is not speech and only people are people. In February of this year, the New Mexico legislature passed a resolution calling for an amendment, making New Mexico the second state in the country to issue such a call. The City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County are considering similar resolutions, and other municipalities and counties across New Mexico have already passed their own resolutions. This public forum will feature national and state leaders engaged in this movement to defend our democracy. Guest speakers include: • New Mexico State Senator Steve Fischmann • John Bonifaz, Free Speech For People • Jeff Clements, Free Speech For People and author of Corporations Are Not People (copies will be available for sale) • Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico • Dick Mason, League of Women Voters of New Mexico. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by: Common Cause New Mexico, Forum Committee of the UU Church, Free Speech For People, and the League of Women Voters of New Mexico.

Event Location

First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque
3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE (south of Comanche)
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Directions

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