This event is inactive
Wed, Jan 23, 2013
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Rally for Real People

[Description] On January 23rd, 2013 join Move To Amend, the Michigan Election Coalition, the Michigan Center for Election Law, PIRGIM, and activists from around the state at our rally, a rally for real people! Together we are going to call for an amendment to the constitution to state the obvious, corporations are not people! Money is property, not speech! Join us for our citizen lobby day as we ask our representatives, “Are corporations people?" “Is money speech?” “Will you support a constitutional amendment to overturn the supreme court’s decisions in Buckley v. Valeo and Citizens United v. Federal Election commission?” Our lawmakers must answer these questions, because on Januaury 21st, 2010, the US Supreme Court declared that corporations are people and therefore have the right to donate unlimited amounts of money to political campaigns with their decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. After all, according to the 1976 Supreme Court in Buckley v. Valeo, money is "speech." In 2010 their decision dealt the final blow to Michigan’s right to regulate our own elections, and the Michigan Campaign Finance Act which banned corporate spending in our elections was declared unconstitutional. The result is that Michigan now has an F on the State Integrity Investigation scorecard. (http://www.stateintegrity.org/michigan) It's time to right the course, it’s time we fight back! On the third anniversary of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission join us from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Januaury 23rd, 2013, at the Central United Methodist Church, 215 North Capitol Avenue, in Lansing, for a day of activities, and speakers including Representative Andy Schor, Anita Dawson from the Michigan Election Coalition, Meghan Hess from PIRGIM, Jocelyn Benson from the Michigan Center for Election Law, and Mike Berkowitz from the Michigan Sierra Club. Join us for an organizing discussion among election activists at lunch and citizen lobbying throughout the day. Happy New Year! Roman Collins, Coordinator of Lansing Move To Amend, (517) 898-9184 roman.movetoamend@gmail.com

Event Location

Central United Methodist Church, 215 North Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI, 48933
Lansing, MI 48933