Get Money Out of Politics
Citizens to Occupy the Streets of Tacoma
Move to Amend, Olympia, Occupy Tacoma, Involved Democracy, League of Women Voter’s Tacoma-Pierce, Washington Public Campaigns, and Sustainable Tacoma-Pierce.
I love the fact that people are finally mad enough to be uncomfortable. I’ve been wondering for the last ten years just how bad it had to get before people would act.
Terri Baker, President of the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County.
What, Where and When: March 17th, 2012 at Tollefson Plaza, 17th and Pacific Ave.
- 12:00 pm- Gather at Tollefson Plaza, where a 30-foot banner of the Bill of Rights provides the backdrop to powerful street theater, Supreme Court justices, Ladies Liberty and Justice; corporate robots. Incredible New Orleans Dixieland goes from funeral dirge to swing. Special guest, Bill Yake, nationally renowned, will read a poem not to be missed.
- 1:00- Local speakers will highlight the numerous ways our communities are impacted by these so called “corporate rights”- environmental threats, disappearing access to housing, healthcare, education and American jobs.
- 2:45- Find out what you can do to stop “corporate personhood” and protect your right to participate in the voting process. Groups are forming weekly statewide, we’ll share what we are hearing from them! Get the recent hopeful news: An effort by the dissenting justices is underway to re-visit Citizens United. We must keep the pressure growing. Join with the 80 communities nationally who have passed a municipal or state “We The People” Resolution to amend the Constitution.
Guest Speakers and Musicians
between 1 and 2:30 pm:
- James McNeil, Veterans for Peace, Occupy ‘Hood
- Dorli Rainey, Corporate Power in the 1930’s and today, with the impact of Citizens United
- Ryan Mello, Tacoma City Council
- Martin Nyberg, Washington Public Campaigns
- Pastor Spencer Barrett, Allen AME Church
- Rep. Mark Miloscia, Federal Way, and candidate for the State Auditor position
- Rep. Chris Reykdal, 22nd Legislative District, HOPE Act
- Rep. Tami Green, 28th Legislative District, Campaign Reform
- Rep. Bob Hasegawa, 11th Legislative District, Washington Investment Trust
- Senator Adam Kline, 37th Legislative District, SJM 8007, abolishing Corporate Personhood
- Mike Collier, Former US Congressional candidate, former chair Micah project of First United Methodist Church