Corporations should not win elections
Last Friday, June 29, 2012, David Cobb from Move to Amend spoke to an energized crowd of about 100 Washtenaw/Ann Arbor-area activists about the corrosive influence of money and corporate personhood in our elections. You can read my interview with David Cobb prior to the event HERE.
Anne and I had the pleasure of having dinner with with David and a small group of other organizers from the area. He is as compelling in private as he is in public. However, it is in public where his upbringing as the son of a Baptist preacher comes out. If you ever have the chance to see David Cobb speak, DO NOT MISS IT!
Below are photos from the event taken by Anne Savage. At the end you can find information about how you can get involved in this growing movement in the Ann Arbor area.
“If enough people believe something is true, if enough people ACT like something is true — IT’S TRUE!”
“Racism and corporatism and imperialism are inextricably linked and the common thread is OPPRESSION”
“Under the Constitution, people are free and sovereign and government is subordinate and accountable”
“Government NEVER has rights over the people, only DUTIES”
Locally, a group provisionally called Michiganders to Keep Big Money Out of Elections has formed with the aim of working to work toward supporting the overturning of Citizens United, ending corporate personhood and getting Big Money from corporations and wealthy individuals out of our elections be enshrining the principle that money is not speech. Much of our effort will involve working with local municipalities to pass resolutions in support of these principles.
Our “Call to Action” flyer can be viewed HERE (pdf).
If you’d like to join us, please attend our next meeting on Monday, July 16, 2012 at the Pittsfield Township Hall, 6201 W. Michigan Ave, Ann Arbor from 7:00-9:00 p.m. If you can not attend but would like to get on our mailing list, use the contact link at the top of this page to give me your contact information and we’ll get you hooked in. Our very new and fledgling website can be found at BigMoneyOutOfElections.wordpress.com