Press Release: January 20th “Occupy the Courts”

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Contact: press@occupyeugenemedia.org
occupyeugenemedia.org, @OccupyEugene

January 20th “Occupy the Courts”
On January 20th, Occupy Eugene will join forces with other Occupations gathering at Federal Courthouses across the Nation and with “We the People Eugene” to rally on the second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” ruling, which removes all restrictions on corporate political contributions. Corporations are not People! Money is not Free Speech!

Join Occupy Eugene at 11:00am for a rally at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza, 8th & Oak St. From there, we will march to the new Federal Court house and join up with the Eugene chapter of “We the People.”

The rally at the Federal Courthouse kicks off at noon with labor activist Gordon Lafer of the UO Labor Education and Research Center.

Paul Cienfuegos, and political scientists John Davidson and Stan Taylor will join Occupy speakers at an open mike during the rally. There will also be live performances featuring guitarist David Rogers, the Occupy Street Theatre, Choirs, and Mr. Big. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served! This is a chance for everyone to celebrate, be informed, network and to let your voice be heard.

We call on the Eugene City Council to take action to get corporate money out of politics by passing a resolution like those passed recently in New York and Los Angeles opposing corporate personhood. Help us Occupy the Courts Friday January 20 from noon ‘til 5. It’s time to get together, get active, and get corporate money out of politics!
This press release is from the Communications Committee of Occupy Eugene that has been empowered to speak on behalf of the larger Occupy Eugene body.

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