Most Americans agree that our democracy is broken. Learn why and how you can help at "Fixing Our Broken Democracy Workshop: The Need for a Constitutional Amendment." Highlights of this workshop include:
• What is democracy?
• The campaign by corporations for the same constitutional rights as people throughout U.S. history and why that is a problem for democracy
• Recent Supreme Court decisions and their effects on democracy
• Building a Democracy Movement and the Campaign for a Constitutional Amendment
• Massachusetts Legislative Campaign for the We the People Act!
• How you can help!
Participants will learn how peoples’ movements throughout our history have improved our democracy and why we now need a democracy amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
A government that is truly of, by, and for the people -- not big corporations and the super-rich -- is a winnable goal!
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Plenty of parking behind the building on Pearl Street.
We'll be meeting in the Norfolk Public Library's Lounge Meeting Room. The library is located at 139 Main Street, Norfolk MA, but for GPS directions to the parking lot use the address "1 Liberty Lane." Enter from the parking lot on the Liberty Lane side of the building.
Salem - American Promise is spearheading a 50-state Citizen Uprising with one goal: the 28th Amendment to the Constitution that sets reasonable limits on election spending and protects the rights for human beings over privileges for global corporations and special interests. The Uprisingwill be most intense in the lead up the 2018 elections, and citizens of the Bay State have an important role to play in ratification.
Jeffrey D. Clements, founder and president of American Promise and author of the book "Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations," will be the guest speaker at a free educational presentation at Salem State University.
We the People Massachusetts, American Promise, and the Marblehead Chapter of The League of Women Voters are sponsoring the presentation to highlight the central role of each citizen in local action within a cooperative national network. With 80+% support nationally, we will empower and amplify the cross-partisan actions of individuals and groups who are committed to the 28th Amendment. Whether you are a member of American Promise, We the People, or a compatriot in another organization - we welcome Americans of good conscience who are ready to say that We the People - not money, not corporations, not special interests - govern The United States.
His talk will include opportunity for discussion with the audience.