NATIONAL MOVE TO AMEND SPOKESPERSON DAVID COBB TO APPEAR IN SANTA MONICA, along with Cris Gutierrez and Marcy Winograd of Santa Monica Neighbors United, and Santa Monica College ASB President Harrison Wills discussing challenges to corporate rule. This event is hosted by your Los Angeles Greens!
The recent U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. FEC opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate spending on elections. David Cobb, an attorney and organizer for the Move to Amend coalition, will help local residents understand the history behind the recent decision and how they can work to abolish "Corporate Personhood" and reestablish a government of, by, and for the people. www.movetoamend.org
Sat., Sept. 17, 6:30 to 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:00PM)
Santa Monica College, Room HSS 165, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica
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Over 132,000 people have signed an online petition supporting a constitutional amendment at www.movetoamend.org
David Cobb currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Green Institute, on the Sierra Club's national Corporate Accountability Committee, as a fellow with the Liberty Tree Foundation for Democratic Revolution and on the Steering Committee of Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County.
In 2004 David Cobb, the Green Party's presidential candidate, along with Libertarian nominee Michael Badnarik, sought a recount of the Ohio vote to challenge the results as a matter of principle, pointing out alleged voting irregularities.
Our evening will begin with brief remarks from the following guests:
Marcy Winograd, also Co-Founder, Santa Monica Neighbors United, will discuss the role California public employees can play in demanding greater corporate social responsibility. A member of CALSTRS, the state teacher retirement system, Marcy advocates investing more pension money in job creation and sustainability.
Cris Gutierrez, Co-Founder, Santa Monica Neighbors United, will discuss a proposed Sustainability Bill of Rights ordinance for Santa Monica. Cities across the nation are challenging Citizens United with local ordinances to protect their air, water, and land from corporate exploitation.
Harrison Wills, Santa Monica College ASB President, will inform us about the oil extraction fee initiative which would help fund education K-12 through college and university.
Parking is free and is in Santa Monica College lot #4 off Pico Blvd. at 17th St.
Santa Monica College is served by Big Blue Bus lines #6 and #7 www.bigbluebus.com
Plenty of bike rack parking on campus.
This event is ADA accessible.
Spanish translation available.
Donations accepted to help pay for Mr. Cobb's travel expenses and for the lecture hall.
This event is hosted by the Los Angeles Greens, and endorsed by the Pico Neighborhood Association, the Progressive Democrats of L.A., and the Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains.
For more information go to movetoamend.org