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Local Rally Supports Citizens' Constitutional Rights Over Excessive Corporate Influence

Florida Move to Amend will sponsor a rally with Constitutional Professor Dr. William Kreml who will lead a community dialogue on the constitutional issues around the growing pro-democracy & anti-corporate personhood movement in the United States.

 
PRLog - Feb. 28, 2011 - NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. -- EVENT DEMONSTRATES THE CONTINUED NEED FOR CITIZENS TO FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS; FLORIDA MOVE TO AMEND STANDS WITH THE CITIZENS OF WISCONSIN IN FIGHTING FOR THEIR RIGHTS TO ORGANIZE

WHAT:   Florida Move to Amend Rally with Constitutional Professor, Dr. William Kreml.  Dr. Kreml will lead a community dialogue about the growing pro-democracy and anti-corporate personhood movement in the United States.  In addition, speakers will elaborate on Justice Steven’s dissenting opinion in Citizens United vs. FEC, as well as the historical mindset that set the stage for our Constitution.

WHERE:   First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches, 635 Prosperity Farms Rd, North Palm Beach
         
WHEN:   1 pm – 4 pm, Saturday, March 12, 2011
(repeated in West Melbourne, Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 1-4 pm at the
Unitarian Universalist Church)

As the citizens of Wisconsin struggle to maintain their voice, we see the impact that  unelected and unaccountable corporations have on our communities.  It’s no secret that large sums of corporate money have influenced political elections and have “bought” the power of elected officials to do their bidding.  Wisconsin is a prime example where large sums of corporate money have “influenced” politicians to remove workers’ bargaining rights.

Florida Move to Amend will host a rally and lecture by guest speaker, Professor William Kreml, to continue the discussion begun last year during their statewide tour with David Cobb on the need for a Constitutional amendment to remove corporate personhood and the negative influence that corporations have on our elections and our constitutional rights.  

Dr. William Kreml will illustrate how corporations have hijacked our Constitution.  He will present an eye-opening and enlightening afternoon of information, fun, learning and insight into how it was possible for five justices of the Supreme Court to be so wrong in interpreting our Constitution (Citizens United vs. FEC, January 19, 2010). “The Roberts Court has thrown precedent to the winds and with its Citizens United ruling has become the most judicially active Court in recent memory,” says Carla Christianson of Florida Move to Amend.

Florida Move to Amend is a member of a national coalition of diverse public interest, community, and business organizations which have issued a bold call to amend the U.S. Constitution and restore the power of people over corporations.  “We are inspired by past successful social movements that have challenged illegitimate power—the American Revolution, the Abolition of Slavery, Women’s Suffrage, and Civil Rights,” says David Cobb, national spokesperson for Move to Amend.

Dr. William Kreml is a political professor at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.  He is an expert on the nature of the Constitution and the author of eight books on political theory, American government, and constitutional law, including The Constitutional Divide: The Private and Public Sectors in American Law.  

Dr. Kreml is available for interviews prior to the event on March 12.

For more information about Move to Amend: http://movetoamend.org

Contacts:
Carla Christianson
386-677-1176 or 386-299-2878
Gregory Wilson
772-486-4029 or gvwilson@bellsouth.net

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