STRIKING DOWN DEMOCRACY: How our Rights are Hijacked by Corporations in our Communities
Thursday, November 11 at 5:00 - 6:30 pm PT | 6:00 - 7:30 pm MT | 7:00 - 8:30 CT | 8:00 - 9:30 pm ET
Laws and regulations passed by local elected officials and citizen-driven ballot initiatives protecting or expanding the health, safety and/or welfare of residents, the environment, and "democracy" are increasingly overturned by state and federal elected officials and courts. Political, economic, social, environmental and psychological harms are the results. This anti-democratic preemption of local decisions is due to a culture and constitutional rules protecting property and profit over people and the planet.
Learn about this problem and solutions both from the bottom-up and top-down from two organizations that centralize creating authentic democracy and abolishing corporate constitutional rights.
Chad Nicholson, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (Pennsylvania)
Susie Beiersdorfer, Ohio Community Rights Network
Debra Fant, Lincoln County Community Rights (Oregon)
Jessica Munger, Program Director, Move to Amend
Michael Tucker, Los Angeles Move to Amend
The event is free, and all are welcome!