Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Momentum: ending corporate personhood and overturning Citizens United

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From: John Bonifaz, Free Speech For People
Date: Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 1:48 PM
Subject: Momentum: ending corporate personhood and overturning Citizens United
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Dear Terry -

We have great news!  The People's Rights Amendment is picking up crucial early support. We now have a Republican Member of Congress, Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina, joining Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) in sponsoring our Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which will end corporate personhood and overturn the disastrous Citizens United decision.  

This bi-partisan team of champions on Capitol Hill means we've cleared another key threshold to advancing this Amendment: bi-partisan support will be essential in moving any bill toward serious consideration in Congress.  And, as our polling has demonstrated, there is widespread support across the political spectrum for a Constitutional Amendment that makes it clear that corporations do not have the same rights as people.

Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Bob Filner (D-CA) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) have also joined Reps. McGovern and Jones in co-sponsoring the People's Rights Amendment.  We're really on a roll.

In addition, Rep. McGovern and I went on the Dylan Ratigan show on MSNBC last week to discuss the People's Rights Amendment, bringing a new level of visibility to our campaign.  Here's the clip:

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-dylan-ratigan-show/45406804#45406804

With all this attention, our base of support for the People's Rights Amendment is also growing dramatically -- by more than 20% in just the past two weeks.  This shows how ready people are to make a difference by signing onto our campaign, as soon as they hear about it.

We hope you'll take a moment to watch the video, and then spread the word to your friends, and encourage them to sign on here: http://j.mp/OurRights.

Thanks so much for being part of our historic campaign to restore our democracy to the people.

Sincerely,

- John

John Bonifaz, Director
Free Speech For People
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

P.S.: But wait, there's more: some artists in L.A. have even recorded a fun music video calling for a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United and end corporate personhood.  Check it out: http://youtu.be/Zo9EEnM4jBY

And, see this article published yesterday on Alternet highlighting our campaign and the growing momentum for Constitutional Amendment. 

   
     
 


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Sunday, November 27, 2011

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanks for signing on!

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From: Free Speech For People
Date: Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 12:21 AM
Subject: Thanks for signing on!
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Dear Terry -

Thanks for signing on to show your support for the People's Rights Amendment, the new Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will end the ridiculous idea that corporations are people and overturn the Supreme Court's disastrous Citizens United ruling.

This Amendment is our one best chance to bring an end to corporate rule, put democracy back in the hands of people, and save
America.  Yes, the stakes really are that high.

It's incredibly important that you take just a moment now, please, to spread the word and get your friends on board too.

It's easy.  Just:

1.  Post this on Facebook:

For the first time ever, an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would end corporate personhood -- and overturn Citizens United -- has just been introduced in Congress.  This change is crucial for the future of America and everything we value.  Sign on now to show your support for the People's Rights Amendment.  http://j.mp/OurRights

2. Tweet this:

A new Amendment to the US Constitution would end #CorporatePersonhood and overturn #CitizensUnited. Support it now: http://j.mp/OurRights

3. Forward the note below along to a few friends.

Taking these simple steps will really make a world of difference.  It's crucial that all of us work together now.  

Thanks,

- John

John Bonifaz, Director
Free Speech For People
Sponsors of the People's Rights Amendment campaign

***** PLEASE PASS THE NOTE BELOW ALONG TO YOUR FRIENDS *****

[Subject:] Corporations are not people.

Finally, here's a way to end the ridiculous idea that corporations are people.   For the first time ever, an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would end corporate personhood (and overturn Citizens United) has just been introduced in Congress.  

We've got to support it.  The future of
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