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Occupy the Courts on Fri. Jan. 20 -- Say No To "Citizens United"

By News - Posted on 18 January 2012

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From Coffee Party Board Member Eric Byler:

On Friday Jan. 20, the Coffee Party is joining Move to Amend and democracy advocates across the US to hold more than 80 rallies in front of federal court buildings, including the US Supreme Court. These rallies will launch grassroots campaigns for ballot initiatives and resolutions rejecting the "Citizens United" decree for unlimited, anonymous spending to influence our elections.


Momentum has been building in recent months, with resolutions passed by city councils in Los Angeles and New York City, and the Montana Supreme Court asserting that states have the right to prevent the corporate purchase of their governments.  Let's make this happen in states, towns, and cities across the country.


Here are some actions you can take:


  • Look for a Jan. 20 event near you by clicking here.
  • Organize locally for a ballot initiative or resolution!
    • Check out the toolkit and sign up here for an organizing webinar.
    • The next webinar is on Tuesday, January 10th.
  • Learn more about this initiative by listening to our Town Hall with Coffee Party and Move to Amend leaders hosted by Egberto Willies on Coffee Party Radio December 28.
  • Listen or call in to today's Coffee Party Radio show at 1 to 3 PM eastern time Saturday, Jan 7.
  • Click here to listen on-line or call: (646) 929-2495 to comment or ask a question.
  • Egberto is hosting, and I'll be calling in from the road.
  • Join Occupy the Courts by signing up here.


I'll be at the Washington DC event, at the US Supreme Court Building at noon on Friday Jan. 20, along with Coffee Party leaders Annabel Park and Will Rice, radio talk show host Thom Hartmann, and Move To Amend national spokesman David Cobb.


At last, the American people are beginning to focus on restricting corporate influence on our elections, our government, and the policies that impact our lives.  Now is our chance to seize the upper hand.



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