NEWS RELEASE, May 15, 2014
Contacts: Anthony Hancovsky, 216-703-0425 / Greg Coleridge, 330-928-2301
FILM SHOWING ON CORPORATE POWER, OPPRESSION AND SOCIAL CHANGE
[Stow., OH] The film "Legalize Democracy" will be shown in the Munroe Falls room of the Stow Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road, on Thursday, May 29 at 7:00 pm.
Legalize Democracy examines the history of the relationship between corporate power, oppression and people’s social movements in the quest for real democracy in the US.
The 28-minute documentary utilizes interviews and historical legal and constitutional evidence to document how people of all genders, nationalities and races have strived for democracy and how corporations and the wealthy few have won never intended rights and power to rule – at the expense of our civil liberties, communities and environment.
The film is produced by Move to Amend (movetoamend.org), the national coalition seeking a US Constitutional Amendment to increase democracy by establishing that only human beings, not corporations, possess inalienable constitutional rights and that political money is not equivalent to political speech.
More than 500 communities across the nation have passed either resolutions or initiatives in support of the Move to Amend amendment, including Athens, Oberlin, Fremont, Barberton, Cleveland Heights, Brecksville, Newburgh Heights and Defiance in Ohio. Activists in Lakewood, Mentor, Toledo, S. Euclid and Newark are working on ballot initiatives this year.
Discussion will follow the film, including starting a Stow Move to Amend chapter.
The film showing is sponsored by Ohio Move to Amend and the Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in Cuyahoga Falls. For more information, contact 216-703-0425 or 330-928-2301.
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