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Published on Jul 1, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7:00-8:30 pm Malletts Creek Library (3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor) Restoring the Voice of the People Part 1 CITIZENS UNITED vs. THE PEOPLE
Four years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision that many Americans consider to be wrong, a decision that jeopardizes fair and equal access to the political process. In deciding Citizens United (CU), the Court struck down campaign finance regulations dating back to 1907 and affirmed that corporations are entitled to the same rights of political free speech as individuals.
In an effort to encourage public discussion on the consequences of this landmark decision to people and communities, A2Ethics and the Interfaith Partnership for Political Action (IPPA) are hosting two special presentations:
How do Citizens United--and recent decisions on campaign contributions and expanded corporate rights--jeopardize the democratic principle of free and fair elections and the rights of individual citizens to participate?
Join us for fascinating presentations by Robert A.G. Monks, author of Citizens DisUnited, and attorney Jeffrey Clements, author of Corporations Are Not People, as they discuss the impact of Citizens United and the unfettered flow of corporate dollars on national institutions and the political process. The authors will also discuss what citizens across the nation are doing to fight back—including an effort to pass a Constitutional amendment that recognizes the fundamental differences between corporations and human beings. Followed by a Q&A session. ...