Come on out at 5:00 p.m. to rally before the city council meeting. Let’s make this a huge showing and add Tucson’s voice to the national chorus to take back our democracy. MONEY OUT OF POLITICS.
With the Support of the People, The Tucson City Council Strikes at “Corporate Personhood.”
When: JUNE 12th at 5:30 p.m. Arrive early to get a seat.
Where: City Hall, 255 West Alameda, Tucson AZ
The room is located on the west side of City Hall and behind the pink dome building.
Placed on the meeting agenda by Council members:
Regina Romero, Karin Uhlich, Richard Fimbres
Will you Call or Email your Mayor and Council member to thank them for supporting this effort?
This meeting is open to the public and press. Audience will include individuals representing civil rights groups, public interest associations and local political parties. There will be special guest speakers as well as live music sung by a group of politically astute ladies who call themselves the “Raging Grannies.” The media will have the opportunity to film and interview city council members and all the attendees noted above.The US Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision struck down a federal ban on independent spending in political campaigns by corporations. In doing so, the Supreme Court ruled multinational and even foreign corporations have the status of American people (as in “We The People”) and now they are spending unlimited money to influence the outcome of US elections. The Tucson City Council will memorialize their opposition to the Supreme Court’s ruling and will be calling on their legislators to join other local and state governments across the country in the “Move To Amend” campaign which is working to overturn this Supreme Courts controversial decision by way of an Amendment to the US constitution that declares Corporations are not American people and that their corporate money is not the equivalent to speech as is protected by the First Amendment.Tucson United is a consortium of public interest groups in Tucson. We believe the rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only. Artificial entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies, and other entities, established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under the US Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law.