Rally to oppose corporate personhood Jan. 20
Occupy Rockford and other community groups will rally in opposition to the 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission ruling that affirmed that corporations are people and money is speech.
The rally will be from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, at the Stanley J. Roszkowski U.S. Courthouse, 211 S. Court St., Rockford.
The Citizens United ruling allowed corporations to donate unlimited sums to election activities, much of it anonymously. The result is that corporate funding can overwhelm any donations made by average citizens.
The rally also supports Move to Amend, which seeks to enact a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United ruling.
A Teach-in on the Citizens United ruling, along with a general discussion of eliminating corporate funding from our election process, will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 21, at Unitarian Universalist Church, 4848 Turner St., Rockford.
More information can be found at www.occupyrockford.org.
From the Jan. 18-24, 2012, issue
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