PRESIDENTS' DAY PROTEST FOR DEMOCRACY on MONDAY, FEB. 15
"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country ... corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed." - President Abraham Lincoln, 1864.
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. FEC that corporations are entitled to spend unlimited funds in our elections, rolling back a century of modest limits. President Lincoln and others who spoke against the danger to our democracy posed by massive corporations must be rolling in their graves.
Let's honor Lincoln's words with action! Join the growing grassroots movement to pass a constitutional amendment to ensure corporate money does not overwhelm our democracy and clarify that the First Amendment is for people -- not corporations.
WHAT: Presidents' Day protest against corporate dominance of our elections.
WHERE: Harvard Square (meet at the Harvard Square T Station), Cambridge, Mass.
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m.
Use the form below to let us know if you can come to the protest. Add a comment to share your thoughts and tell us your protest sign slogans.
If you can't make it to the protest, you can still take action by spreading the word about our campaign. Learn more about how Public Citizen is fighting to prevent corporate control of our democracy at www.DontGetRolled.org.
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