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The Illinois Ballot Integrity Project presents a free public forum 

 

 Restoring Fair Elections
  Undoing Citizens United v. FEC

7 – 9 pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2013
 6214 N. Glenwood, Chicago

Doors open 6:45 pm

 

 

In January 2010 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in its Citizens United decision that corporations are people and that money is a form of speech.  Since then we have seen the disastrous impact on our political process as a record $3+ billion was spent in the November elections to influence the vote.

In response to this flood of corporate money into our elections, on February 11, 2013, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives jointly announced their sponsorship of the "We the People Amendment," which affirms clearly and unequivocally that--

  • Rights recognized under the Constitution belong to human beings only, and not to government-created artificial legal entities such as corporations and limited liability companies; and
  • Political campaign spending is not a form of speech protected under the First Amendment.

https://movetoamend.org


Join us on March 13 and learn how local organizers and principled legislators are working to restore our Constitutional Rights.


PANEL

  • Chicago Alderman Joe Moore, 49th Ward.  Alderman Moore introduced a resolution in City Council to include, on last November's ballot, a referendum supporting the "We the People Amendment."  Voters passed the referendum by 73%.
  • Karla Chew and Terry Grace, organizers of the Move-to-Amend campaign in Oak Park, where last November a referendum to declare only human beings and not corporations “people” passed by an overwhelming 83%.
  • Sharon Sanders, a lead organizer in the Greater Chicago North chapter of the national Move-to-Amend Campaign.  Sharon has given numerous presentations in the Chicago Area.

RSVP optional, but will help us plan seating.

Ring bell #1 and mention "forum."
Note: Entryway has eight stairs.

 

Open discussion will follow the panel presentation.
Light refreshments will be served.

 

Free parking in lots, one-half block north.

RSVP or more info?  773/338-3564 or lipscomb@ballot-integrity.org