Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Two local events are coming up in opposition to Citizens United v. FEC.
First, the "Move to Amend Barnstorming Tour" is coming to Tucson on Tuesday, June 12, at 7:00 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd Street (at Swan Road). JUNE 1-17: Move to Amend Barnstorming Tour in Texas and Arizona.
David Cobb, a fiery speaker, and former Green Party presidential candidate, is touring the country giving his talk "Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule." He tells the story of the American creation myth and the Constitution as it pertains to Corporate Personhood and illegitimate but legal corporate constitutional rights, followed by about an hour of facilitated discussion / Q and A.
Cobb is an organizer and national spokesman for MoveToAmend.org, a coalition of over 198,000 people and organizations whose goal is to amend the United States Constitution to end corporate rule and legalize democracy.
This event is free and open to the general public, donations requested, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Contact: Margo Newhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 784-1198
Second, I received an e-mail telling me that the Tucson City Council will be taking up a resolution to overturn Citizens United also on Tuesday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m., at the Tucson City Hall, 255 W. Alameda Street (The meeting room is located on the west side of City Hall). The June 12 Agenda is not yet posted online so I cannot yet confirm.
The City of Flagstaff passed the resolution earlier this month. Flagstaff Is the First Arizona City to Pass the “Get Money Out of Politics” Resolution:
On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, the City Council of Flagstaff, Arizona passed a resolution condemning the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Citizens United vs the Federal Election Commission and called for a 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution to overturn the decision and allow states to regulate campaign contributions. The resolution states in clear terms that contrary to the Supreme Court’s ruling, corporations are not “persons” protected by the constitution and do not have “political speech rights” under the first amendment. Flagstaff is the first city in Arizona to weigh in on this issue.
Tuesday, June 12 is also Election Day in the CD 8 Special Election, where we have seen the corrupting influence of corporate PACs, including from the infamous Citizens United responsible for this travesty.