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National democracy activist will speak in Winters

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From page A4 | November 06, 2013 |

The West Yolo Democratic Club will host a community forum on “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule” with guest speaker David Cobb of the Move to Amend campaign. Part history lesson and part heartfelt call to action, the event will be at the Winters Opera House, 13 Main St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate spending on elections. Cobb, an attorney and national leadership member for Move to Amend, will help local residents understand the history behind that ruling and how they can work to abolish “corporate personhood” and re-establish a government of, by and for the people.

“Corporate personhood” commonly refers to court-created precedent that gives corporations constitutional rights intended solely for human beings.

“Corporate personhood is not an inconsequential legal technicality,” said Cobb, who was the Green Party’s presidential candidate in 2004. “The Supreme Court ruled that a corporation was a ‘legal person’ with 14th Amendment protections before they granted full personhood to African-Americans, immigrants, natives or women.

“We are inspired by historic social movements that recognized the necessity of altering fundamental power relationships,” Cobb continued. “America has progressed through ordinary people joining together — from the revolutionaries to abolitionists, suffragists, trade unionists and civil rights activists through to today. Move to Amend is a long-term effort to make the U.S. Constitution more democratic.”

The forum will focus on how local residents can join the national movement against corporate personhood. Cobb will provide information about the issue and facilitate a discussion about local action in Yolo County and in communities across the United States to win the amendment campaign through grassroots mobilization.

More than 315,000 people have signed an online petition supporting a constitutional amendment at www.MoveToAmend.org.

For more information, call Keyan Bliss at 707-269-0984.

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