Senator Jamie Eldridge, Representative Cory Atkins, and Atty. Jon Bonifaz will hold a public conversation about measures they have taken in response to the US Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which overturned over 100 years of rulings and said that corporations have first amendment rights and can spend unlimited amounts of money on elections. This decision has opened the way for countless anonymous organizations with large amounts of money to contribute unlimited funds in an election cycle. The People's right to free speech is severely curtailed by this ruling. The ruling has already heavily influenced the 2010 election cycle, and as candidates gear up for the 2012 elections, it will only drown out more severely the people's one-person, one-vote voice. Please come and hear about legislation Jamie Eldridge has filed and measures Attorney Bonifaz is taking to restore the People's free speech rights; and join in on the conversation about what YOU as a citizen can do to respond to this democracy-damaging ruling!
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