To: Seattle Environmental Activists
Leading environmental activist Bill McKibben is urging support of the Occupy the Courts
event taking place this Friday, January 20th. He’s joining the Occupy movement and
numerous pro-democracy organizations for this demonstration on the second anniversary
of the Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision. This decision gives corporations full citizenship status and the ability to spend unlimited amounts of money in local, state, and national elections. Bill Moyers said that money in politics is “the dagger directed at the heart of democracy”. It’s time to get involved!
Occupy the Courts will be a one day occupation of Federal courthouses across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday January 20, 2012. In Seattle, the event is at 7th and Stewart (700 Stewart Street) from 10AM to 2PM.
Join the rally on Friday, January 20, for a rally at the Federal Courthouse (700 Stewart St, Seattle) to Occupy the Courts! Bring signs and banners 10 AM – 2 PM to show your solidarity with fellow humans, grassroots organizations and local government. There will be entertainment, street theatre and speakers starting at 11:00 AM.
(Move to Amend along with other organizations will create a public presence nationwide on this day, with events scheduled at the US Supreme Court as well as at 77 Federal Courthouses so far.) · The action continues on Saturday, January 21 starting at Noon with a rally entitled: People Ignited Against Citizens United. There will be informative speeches, music, and more street theatre at Westlake Park (4th & Pine, Seattle). At 2 PM, the crowd will march from Westlake to the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building (915 Second Ave, between Marion & Madison). Please join and help spread the word!
Americans across the country are on the march, and they are marching OUR way. They carry signs that say, “Corporations are NOT people! Money is NOT Speech!” The time has come to make these truths evident to the courts.