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Saturday, February 20 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Contesting Corporate Power and Building the Democracy Movement

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We will briefly review how the corporate form acquired extensive legal powers since the 19th century resulting in “We the People” being anything but self-governing.  We will explore what is involved in that work: (1) amending the U.S. Constitution to eliminate the illegitimate constitutional “rights” claimed by corporations and deny that money is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment; (2) building a democracy movement rooted in social, economic and ecological justice. We’ll look at commitments to anti-oppression and solidarity organizing, political education, and the well-being of human and earth communities.  

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Virginia Rasmussen

National Leadership Team, Move To Amend (people's organization)
Virginia Rasmussen is a principal with the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy (POCLAD) and worked with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in its national campaign to "Challenge Corporate Power, Assert the People's Rights." She taught chemistry and environmental studies at Alfred University in Alfred, NY, and served as Education Director at the New Alchemy Institute in Falmouth, MA. She serves as a local elected... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Penn Harris A

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