Rally and 1/4-mile march to the L.A. Chamber of Commerce (350 S. Bixel St.) with movement partners Common Cause, MOVI, Clean Money Campaign, Courage Campaign and others.
4pm: Gather at Los Angeles City Hall Triforium (200 N. Main St.)
4:30pm: March to the L.A. Chamber of Commerce (350 S. Bixel)
5pm: Speeches on the steps of the L.A. Chamber of Commerce
5:30pm: Teach-in at the Grantsmanship Center – Meeting Room (350 S. Bixel)
LA City Councilmember Mike Bonin
Kathay Feng, Common Cause
Michele Sutter, MOVI
Tim Molina, Courage Campaign
Daniel Lee, Move To Amend
Trent Lange, CA Clean Money
Al Saavedra, 99 RISE
Sharon Kyle, LA Progressive
Lauren Steiner, Fracktivist
Brenna Norton - Food & Water Watch
ATTIRE: red shirts and black armbands
Join our spirited march and rally on the fifth anniversary of the DEATH of DEMOCRACY by the Supreme Court's "Citizens United" decision allowing special interests and big donors to strangle democracy.
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Hundreds of activists and dozens of grassroots organizations from across California are organizing to SPEAK OUT, with one courageous voice, and reverse this decision! Wear black. (Black armbands will be available.) Some signs will be available and bring your own.
3:30-4:30 Spirited 1.3 mile march begins at the corner of Market and Montgomery (Montgomery BART) with hip-hop artist for change, Khafre Jay, inspiring all to action. The march will be led by effigies of the 5 Supreme Court (In)Justices. A coffin will be carried to the rally. The march ends up at the rally.
4:30-5:30 The rally will be led by a revival-style MC with speakers including: Tom Ammiano, popular former SF Assemblyman and Supervisor; former Richmond Mayor, Gayle McLaughlin who stood up to Chevron and won; Andres Soto, KPFA talk show host; Bill McKibben, 350.org Leader on live audio; Michael Eisenscher on US Labor and the Environment; and more in the works.
Music and street theater too! Khafre Jay, hiphop artist; the Occupella singers; Michael Sullivan and the Dots; building light projection; street theater with the mock burial of Uncle Sam. Important actions we can all take will be included throughout the event.
Sponsors/endorsers include: Money Out! People In! coalition, 99 Rise,California Nurses Association, Common Cause, Courage Campaign, California Clean Money Campaign, Free Speech for People, Money Out Voters In, MoveOn Councils, Move to Amend (Bay Area affiliates), Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center, Public Citizen, Represent.us, San Francisco Labor Council,Solar Justice Alliance, Sunflower Alliance.
5 years later, and inequality is worse across the board!
The Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court decision is drowning our democracy in a flood of dark money.
Join us to play monopoly on a giant 40’ foot Monoply board and take back our democracy!
Money in politics is a racial justice issue
Money in politics is a social justice issue
Money in politics is an environmental issue
Money in politics is a moral issue
MONEY IS NOT SPEECH and CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE!!
Support the national campaign for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United!
Call for comprehensive campaign finance reform that includes public financing for New York State!
Demand and end to pay to play politics! Our democracy will not be sold to the highest bidder!
A massive grassroots movement has sprouted across the country to fix this problem:
• 16 states have taken legislative action to address the problem of money in politics, and NY could become the 17th.
• 2 states have passed ballot initiatives to overturn Citizens United.
• 42 states have taken some sort of action declaring their desire to Overturn Citizens United.
• The Democracy For All Act had a Senate majority YES vote, but fell just short of passing
Together we can achieve our goal to overturn Citizens United in the next 5 years.