Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Gift That Was Not Theirs To Give

A Gift That Was Not Theirs To Give:

I received this email and thought it quite worthy of a pass around. Please help the “People For the American Way” to help undo what the Republican Supreme Court Has Done To Our Nation's Freedom. If we just sit back and do nothing we will eventually not have a 2 party system, there will only be ONE! A SYSTEM OF CORPORATE RULE!

Please sign the petition below. Thanks, thinkingblue

Dear PFAW Member,

Last year, the five-justice conservative majority on the Supreme Court decided to reaffirm its inclination to rule on behalf powerful corporate interests by giving corporations a gift that was not theirs to give: the People's democracy.

January 21 will mark the one-year anniversary of the Citizens United v. FEC decision, which reinterpreted the Constitution to give corporations the same First Amendment rights as people and opened the floodgates of limitless, undisclosed spending by corporations and their shadowy front groups to influence elections.

PFAW's marking the anniversary by joining with our friends at the Coffee Party, Public Citizen, MoveOn and others to hold a weekend of events in Washington and promote citizen-organized local events around the country.

Please be a part of next week's grassroots actions to take our democracy back for the People.

Find a local event near you here:

If you know of an event that is not on this list, please add it or contact Sergio Lopez at

If there is not an event near you, and you think you can organize or hold something yourself (anything from a street protest or a small rally to a house party or a town hall-style meeting at a public venue), also please contact Sergio at for help doing that.

After the D.C. rally on January 21, we'll be joining with our allies to deliver hundreds of thousands of petition signatures to Congress calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to overturn the Roberts Court's disastrous decision by giving lawmakers explicit authority to limit corporate spending in elections.

If you have not yet had a chance to join our petition, please do so now.

And ask others to join at

Thank you for your activism to reel in the corrupting influence of unlimited corporate spending, and to take our democracy back for We the People.

-- Diallo Brooks, Director of Field and Mobilization

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