eAlert: Occupy the Courts!


Join WILPF and the Move to Amend coalition as we
Occupy the Courts!



You have a great opportunity to mark the second anniversary of the Citizens United decision by joining your fellow outraged Americans in a national day of rallies and protest across the country as we Occupy the Courts. 


Occupy the Courts is organized by the Move to Amend coalition that is working to build a broad-based diverse grassroots movement to pass anamendment that states:  corporations are not people and do not have the constitutional rights of natural persons, and that money is not speech.  


WILPF is a founding organization of the Move to Amend coalition. 


Occupy the Courts on Friday, January 20 - is a one day action at Federal courthouses—there are 101 locations across the country including the Supreme Court, and now events planned in 100 cities!


Many WILPF branches have organized or are collaborating with  community groups to be part of this exciting nationwide day of action. 

Listen to David Cobb explain  why “occupy the courts” and find an event near youhere. 

Occupy the Courts is endorsed by national groups, including The Coffee Party, and by climate activist Bill McKibben.  


Be part of the movement. Regardless of the issue—climate change, jobs, education, health care, poverty and more, if you want systemic change and your voice to be heard—join this grassroots U.S. democracy movement for social and economic justice, the rights of future generations, and of Mother Earth. 


Check out the Corporations v. Democracy materials and bumper sticker here.


Here are three things you can do now:

  1. Downloard here the Occupy the Courts image and post on your WILPF branch website and branch Facebook page. 
  2. Post the Occupy the Courts image to your own Facebook page. 
  3. Connect with and invite your family and friends to join with you at a local event.


Make your own signs: 

  • Corporations ≠ People  
  • Money ≠ Speech 
  • Constitutional Rights are for Real People


See you down at the courthouse on the 20th!

Marybeth Gardam and Nancy Abbey for the Corporations v. Democracy Issue Committee



And, remember, send photos to newsletter@wilpf.org  

to include in the forthcoming eNews!

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