On the Fourth Anniversary of Citizens United
Join Us for a Virtual Teach-In Watching Party
Tuesday, January 21
Doors Open @ 4:30 pm / Online Teach-In Begins @ 5:00 pm
Parlor, First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Avenue, Palo Alto
Free and open to all. Contributions requested. Wheelchair accessible.
Cosponsored by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center & Peninsulans for Corporate Regulation
Tuesday, January 21, is the fourth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court debacle known as Citizens United.
To mark this inauspicious anniversary, a broad coalition of groups – who are working to amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United and other corporate powers – are producing a virtual teach-in about the state of our democracy movement and what you can do to help. PPJC will hold a Watch Party, projecting the online teach-in onto a large screen so we can watch and learn together.
Four years in, our movement for an amendment is going strong.
With 16 states, more than 500 municipalities, 143 members of Congress and President Barack Obama calling for an amendment, we have many reasons to be proud of the progress we’ve made already.
Let’s get together on the anniversary of the disastrous ruling and talk about what’s next, including the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which could compound the anti-democratic effects of Citizens United.
PPJC will organize an emergency response demonstration when the Supreme Court hands down its McCutcheon decision. Get in early on the planning and mobilization. We’ll all need to be pulling together to reclaim our democracy from the corporations and influential wealthy.
The online teach-in is a joint project of Free Speech for People, Common Cause, Demos, People for the American Way and MoveOn.