Natick: Occupy Natick hosts The End of Corporate Personhood film, discussion

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Event:
Natick: Occupy Natick hosts The End of Corporate Personhood film, discussion
Date:
January 20, 2014
Cost:
Free
Updated:
January 10, 2014
Venue:
Sherrill Hall
Address:
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39 East Central St., Natick, MA, 01760, United States

Natick – Occupy Natick will mark the third anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission with a free screening of the film, The End of Corporate Personhood. The film will be followed by a discussion about the status of the proposed Constitutional amendment to reverse this decision. The film viewing and discussion will be held Monday, Jan. 20, from 7 – 9 p.m., at Sherrill Hall, 39 E. Central St., Natick.

The event is part of an ongoing free monthly film and discussion series featuring topics such as alternative economies, money and politics, and environmental issues hosted by local members of Occupy Natick. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available.

On Jan. 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling removed a previous ban that disallowed corporations and organizations from using funds for direct political advocacy. In doing so, the Citizens United ruling opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate spending on elections.  End Corporate Personhood is a one-hour presentation by David Cobb, former Green Party presidential candidate and spokesperson for Move to Amend. Part history lesson, part call to action, Cobb traces the rise of the corporation as a legal entity through history to its present status as a corporate “person” entitled to “free speech” through the unlimited expenditure of campaign money. Lee Kettleson of Move to Amend (MA) will facilitate the post film discussion.

For more information or a meeting schedule for Occupy Natick, visit www.occupynatick.org or email occupynatick@gmail.com. To learn more about Move to Amend and its Constitutional amendment, visit www.movetoamend.org.

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