Get Money Out of Politics
Occupy Seattle’s “Get Money Out of Politics” working group has placed amending the U.S. Constitution as its first priority. On January 21st, 2010, in the Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission decision, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that “money” counts as “free speech.” In doing so, the court declared many existing campaign finance regulation laws unconstitutional, and placed severe limits on what we as a people can do about the toxic relationship between moneyed interests and our elected officials.
On either January 20th or January 21st, Occupy Seattle’s GMOP working group is planning to “celebrate” the second anniversary of the Citizens United decision. The purpose of this “celebration” will be a) to raise awareness about the Citizens United decision and its terrible effects on our democracy, and b) to mark the beginning of a sustained campaign to amend the U.S. Constitution.
On November 30th, Occupy Seattle’s GMOP working group is organizing a conference to present a long-term campaign strategy to amend the U.S. Constitution, and to explain how an enormous turnout for our day of “celebration” on January 20th/21st is critical to this strategy.
The location will be in the University of Washington School of Social Work, Room 305. The address is 4101 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA. The meeting is scheduled to
run from 7-9 P.M.
We encourage any interested organizations to send representatives to this conference. As capacity may be an issue, please RSVP so we may know how many to expect. Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions regarding this event, you can contact any of following organizers: