Save the date!
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
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
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.
Join us on March 13 and learn how local
organizers and principled legislators are working to restore our
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%.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org