Colorado Move To Amend
is the Colorado chapter of the national Move to Amend organization (www.MoveToAmend.org
)We are a citizens group organized to regain the liberties and
privileges guaranteed in the US Constitution to human beings, but now
being usurped by corporations. Through grassroots outreach, education,
and advocacy, we will address the issue of corporate power at the local
level through ballot initiatives, resolutions, political theatre,
speaking engagements, and citizens actions. We regularly meet to discuss
strategy and initiative content.
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Over 100 courthouses, including the Byron
White United States Courthouse in Denver, Colorado and the United States Supreme
Court, will become the focus of protests against corporate rule on Friday,
January 20. That is one day before the second anniversary of the Citizens United
v. Federal Election Commission decision, in which the Supreme Court ruled that
corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and
run the government.
Neither the Declaration of Independence nor the
Constitution mentions corporations, which were rare entities at our nation's
founding. But thanks to decades of rulings by Justices who molded the law to
favor elite interests, corporations today are granted privileges that empower
them to deny citizens the right to full self-governance. Armed with these
rights, corporations wield ever-increasing control over jobs, natural assets,
elected officials, judges and the law.
We believe corporations are not
persons and possess only the privileges citizens and their elected
representatives willfully grant them. Move to Amend, the organizer of OCCUPY THE
COURTS, is proposing a Constitutional Amendment that will overturn the
Court-created legal doctrines of "corporate personhood" and "Money Equals
In Colorado, Move to Amend's action is being co-sponsored by
CleanSlateNow.org, Colorado Common Cause, and the Denver MoveOn Council.
Between 500 and 1,000 people are expected to take part in OCCUPY THE
COURTS - DENVER.
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1/20/2011: 10:30 AM Rally on the west steps of the State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Denver,
followed by Citizen Lobbying of our state legislators to support an Amendment to
the U.S. Constitution to end "Corporate Personhood" and, to call on them
to take the CleanSlateNow.org pledge, refusing to accept refuse
special interest/PAC money.
11:30 AM Rally on the west
steps of the State Capitol with speakers and
12:00 Noon March on the 16th Street Mall to the
10th Circuit Court of Appeals, in the Bryan White United States Courthouse, 1823
Stout St Denver
12:45 PM Rally in front of the U.S.
Court of Appeals, where a poster-sized copy of the Constitutional Amendment will
be signed by those in attendance and hand-delivered, at the top of the
courthouse stairs, to the Clerk of the U.S. Court of Appeals (photo
2:00 PM After-party at Mercury Cafe 2199
California St Denver
WHO: Stephen Justino, Co-Chair,
Colorado Move to Amend; Former State Senator Ken Gordon, Director,
CleanSlateNow.org; Elena Nunez, Executive Director, Colorado Common Cause; and
OCCUPY THE COURTS FACTS:
There are currently 111
cities across the country participating in OCCUPY THE COURTS. Move to Amend's
National Action Map has been viewed 480,050 times since it was posted on
CNN has committed to covering the OCCUPY THE COURTS action in
front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
To learn more about
OCCUPY THE COURTS please visit: www.movetoamend.org/occupythecourts.