Inspired by our friends at Occupy Wall Street, and Dr. Cornel West, Move To Amend is planning bold action to mark the second anniversary of the infamous Citizens United v. FEC decision!
Occupy the Courts will be a one day occupation of Federal courthouses across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday January 20, 2012.
Move to Amend volunteers across the USA will lead the charge on the judiciary which created — and continues to expand — corporate personhood rights.
Americans across the country are on the march, and they are marching OUR way. They carry signs that say, “Corporations are NOT people! Money is NOT Speech!” And they are chanting those truths at the top of their lungs! The time has come to make these truths evident to the courts.
Our Los Angeles group, composed of Move to Amend LA, Occupy Los Angeles and Common Cause California, is focused on making our action a multifaceted interactive and inclusive experience.
CALL TO ARTISTS: We are seeking to display art that has some relation to the Supreme Court or Occupy movement.
Jodie Evans Co-founder of CODE PINK
Jim Lafferty National Lawyer’s Guild and KPFK
Mimi Kennedy Actress and Activist
Ann Porter WILPF Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Norman Goldman National Talk Show Host and Regular contributor to MSNBC’s the Ed Show
Anjuli Kronheim Common Cause California
Carlos Marroquin – Homeowner Advocate
Walter Hackett – Attorney and Foreclosure Expert
Pete Thottham – Former Goldman Sachs employee and organizer of Occupy the Rose Parade
A Performance by The Billionaires
Tobi Dragert from the California Clean Money Campaign
Mary Beth Fielder and Daniel Lee from Move to Amend LA
A Representative from ANSWER LA
Megan Wade Antieau, former staff with Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt county
Posters on display from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics
“We are the 99%” shirts donated by We Party Patriots and the AFL-CIO
The Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse
255 East Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA