ARTICLES, RESOURCES, ACTION ITEMS, JULY 4TH, HOTDOGS AND FIREWORKS

ARTICLES [more reasons why we need to end corporate personhood and money equaling speech]
Justices strike down taxpayer-supported campaign spending law
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/27/scotus.arizona.campaign.finance/index.html?iref=allsearch
Tyranny of King George III and Ohio Government
http://createrealdemocracy.blogspot.com/2011/06/tyranny-of-king-george-iii-and-ohio.html

NEW RESOURCE ASSERTS COMMUNITY RIGHT TO DECIDE BY BANNING FRACKING
Common Sense — Banning Fracking at the Local Level pdf format
http://www.celdf.org/

EMERGENCY LABOR NETWORK ADOPTS ACTION ITEM REGARDING CORPORATE RIGHTS
Action Program Adopted by the Emergency Labor Network Conference
(Kent, Ohio — June 24-26, 2011)
Mike Ferner (from Toledo) with Veterans for Peace and Greg Coleridge were able to introduce, motivate and encourage the passage of this action item…one of 17 adopted. It will be send to more than 17,000 labor and community contacts across the country. Most of the present labor participants are focused on reacting to day-to-day labor assaults (as reflected in almost all of the other adopted action items) so it was by no means automatic that anything related to a more long-term strategy would be approved…addressing ALL corporate constitutional rights.

“We urge the labor movement and its community partners to engage in education and discussion on ways to eliminate never-intended constitutional rights and powers of corporations — as affirmed by Supreme Court decisions.”

More information: please visit our website at http://www.laborfightback.org

MAP OF MOVE TO AMEND AFFILIATED AND PARTNERS ACROSS THE US
http://bit.ly/MTA-Affiliate-Map

INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND (or thereabouts) END CORPORATE RULE ACTIVITIES
July 4 – Lakewood Independence Day Parade
Move to Amend Ohio will be marching with its “End Corporate Rule” banner, “Corporations are Not People” posters, and petitions. If you’re anywhere near Lakewood, the parade runs from 10 am to Noon. If you want to take part, email gcoleridge@afsc.org
July 6 – Corporations are Not People: Let’s Amend the U.S. Constitution to Say So!
6-8 p.m., Medina Library – Rooms A-B – 210 S. Broadway, Medina, OH
Flyer at http://afsc.net/PDFFiles/070611flyer.pdf
Information, contact Carolyn Boyce at FreeSpeechMedina@gmail.com

DECLARE YOUR INDEPENDENCE FROM CORPORATE RULE THIS JULY 4TH WEEKEND
This Independence Day weekend, please consider spending just 1/2 hour promoting real democracy by eliminating never-intended corporate constitutional rights. Take a break from your hot dog eating contest. Delay your trip to buy fireworks across state lines. Take just 30 minutes sometime this weekend to:
1. Circulate the Move to Amend petition to those on your street or wherever you may find yourself.
[Download a petition at http://www.movetoamendohio.org/%5D
2. Write a letter to your local newspaper declaring that corporations are not people, money is not speech and the future of whatever is left of our democracy depends on real persons and all persons (not just rich persons) having the right to decide what takes place in our communities.
3. Become a FaceBook friend to Ohio Move to Amend
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ohio-Move-to-Amend/163413857048478
…and encourage your friends to do the same
4. Talk to a few friends about starting a Move to Amend chapter in your community. Once you have a few people interested, contact us. We’ll help with organizing!

ps. Enjoy your hot dogs and fireworks!

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