WAmend holding community forum Saturday, Sept. 28
WAmend.org, a statewide non-partisan coalition seeking to overturn the 2010 Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, will host Ashley Sanders, dynamic spokesperson for Move To Amend (MTA), in a 7 p.m. public event on Saturday, September 28.
“This Supreme Court decision unleashed a flood of money into our election system by corporations and the rich through Super PACs,” says Sanders. “A Constitutional amendment is the only way we can stop this travesty done to our democracy.”
Sanders will headline the September 28th community forum entitled “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule.” It will be held at University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle, at 7 p.m. A question and answer period with refreshments will follow.
The evening will kick off with political parody and music. Jay Heyman, WAmend Coordinator, also will discuss the goals of the state grassroots group that will culminate in Washington State Constitutional amendment campaign and ballot initiative in 2014.
WAmend works closely with national MTA, state affiliates and is part of the WAmend Steering Committee. “We know it is imperative that we all work together to build awareness of the problem of big money in elections,” says Heyman. Sixteen states, to date, have used their legislative power to ask the US Congress to initiate a Constitutional amendment to clarify the status of corporations and money with regard to election practices.
Sanders is one of three national MTA staff barnstorming in Washington, Michigan and New Mexico during September. Building a national movement, MTA is educating citizens as to the corrosive impact that unlimited money has had on our election system, and that Citizens United must be overturned. WAmend is one of nearly 200 affiliated chapters across the country.