This Saturday marks the 2nd anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision. This decision opened the flood gate of corporate money into our election.
This weekend actions are being held around the country to show that we need to break the chokehold corporate power has on our democracy by getting the corrosive influence of big money out of our political system.
Check below to see if there is an action near you!
DES MOINES OCCUPY THE COURT ACTIONS
Thursday, January 19, Funeral March around the Capitol Rotunda, 10:30am to 11:30am to mourn the death of democracy, on the second anniversary of the Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court. Wear black if possible (several women will be wearing mourning veils). Meet near the cafeteria on the ground floor of the capitol at 10:00am to get organized.
Friday, January 20, Occupy the Courts rally, Soapbox, and Raging Granny concert at 4:30pm at the Federal Court Building, 123 E. Walnut Street to further commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Citizens United decision. Please come!
CEDAR RAPIDS OCCUPY THE COURT ACTIONS
Friday, January 20, Rolling Funeral For Democracy. Meet at 11:30am at the Town & Country Shopping Center, 3607 1st Avenue SE to decorate cars with signs and funeral regalia for driving procession down First Ave to downtown.
Convene for RALLY beginning around 12:15pm across the street from the construction site of the new Federal Courthouse at 8th Ave. and 2nd St. SE. A minister will offer services over a flag draped coffin, there will be speeches and songs. Hold signs and mark the Citizens United Anniversary till 1pm.
CELEBRATE AFTERWARDS… Finish mourning the death of democracy over a warm drink at the BLUE STRAWBERRY at 218 2nd St. SE.
IOWA CITY OCCUPY THE COURT ACTIONS
Saturday, Jan. 21st, RALLY on the Pentacrest at University of Iowa at 2pm
Join students and community members to mark the 2nd Anniversary of the worst Supreme Court decision since the Dred Scott Decision, CITIZENS UNITED and it’s attack on Democracy.
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