Date(s) - Monday, February 13
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, MARCH 16, 2012 – 7:30
Reclaiming Our Democracy
“We the People – Not We the Corporations”
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 Citizens United decision ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. This has unleashed the floodgates of anonymous spending on campaigns by ruling there could be no limits on outside spending by corporations, unions, or individuals.
Over $235 million was spent on CA ballot measures in 2010 alone, almost all of it by veiled actors hiding behind innocuous-sounding names like “Stop Hidden Taxes” or the “California Jobs Initiative”.
The California DISCLOSE Act, would fight back against unlimited hidden spending on campaigns by letting voters know who REALLY is paying for political ads — on the ads themselves. It requires the three largest funders of political ads to be clearly identified with their names and logos ― on the ads themselves, so voters know who is actually paying for them and will “pierce through” hidden funders.
MovetoAmend.org is a coalition supported by hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals dedicated to ending the illegitimate legal doctrines that prevent the American people from governing ourselves.
John M. Goodman, Ph.D., a representative of the California Clean Money Campaign (CCMC) and Daniel Lee of Move to Amend will present a forum to discuss what steps we all can take to begin the process of reclaiming our Democracy.