Work to Reverse Citizens United Decision

The Citizens United decision is just the latest and most blatant example that corporations have hijacked our government. The ruling has opened the floodgates for corporate money in political campaigns to drown out the voices of natural persons – we the people – in our democracy. WHAT: Public forum and action meeting to discuss the need for a constitutional amendment to reverse the Citizens United decision and remedy the pernicious influence of money in politics. Discuss what we can do as a community, and learn about the Occupy the Courts and Occupy the Corporations events to be held on the two year anniversary of Citizens United. WHEN: Saturday, January 14, 2012, from 2PM to 4PM. WHERE: Shirlington Public Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206. Sponsored by Northern Virginians for Peace and Justice, in solidarity with the coalition comprising Public Citizen, Free Speech For People, Move To Amend, People For The American Way, and Common Cause calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and abolishing the false doctrine of corporate personhood. Help Build the Movement to Reclaim Democracy from Corporate Influence Join with MoveToAmend to Occupy the Courts on Friday, January 20th. Occupy the Courts will be a one day occupation of Federal courthouses across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC, U.S. Supreme Court Bldg., One 1st St NE, Washington, DC 20543. Visit www.movetoamend.org/occupythecourts  for more information. Join with Public Citizen on Saturday, January 21st to Occupy the Corporations. As part of our Nationwide Day of Action to overturn Citizens United and end corporate rule, Public Citizen is working with local activists to “apprehend” corporate impostors posing as “people” with the same constitutional rights as the rest of us. Visit www.citizen.org/occupy-the-corporations  for more information.