[From the Des Moines Chapter of WILPF]
All Wilpfers are invited and encouraged to attend a Save Our Democracy Ice Cream Social for State House Members and Senators. We’ll serve homemade pie, cake and ice cream from 2-4pm. Our goal is to talk again to our Legislators one on one. Here is the letter they’ll be receiving:
“Since the Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission decision on January 20, 2010 where Corporations as “persons” are now allowed to use the First Amendment designating their money to be their Free Speech, we have been educating the public/legislators and are circulating petitions to gather grassroots support for an amendment to overrule this decision.
This supreme court ruling in essence allows corporations to buy elections. Overall, we reject the supreme court’s ruling. We believe that human beings, not corporations are entitled to Constitutional rights. We believe money is not free speech. To learn more go to movetoamend.org.
Move to Amend is a national grassroots movement whose mission is to end corporate "personhood” and educate the public about corporate control through their campaign contributions which then affect the laws our Congress pass. We are a local group of people who have been meeting since the Supreme Court made this ruling. You may have seen us at the Funeral March inside the capital this January or at the Farmer’s Market dressed as ‘I Miss Democracy’ passing out educational materials. Polls show 85% of all Americans think corporation have too much power.”