Occupy the Courts – Pre-Events, March & Rally
Contacts: Don Dressel, Atlanta Move to Amend, 404-307-2405
Darlene Jones-Owens, Everyday People Occupy Atlanta, 770-328-9036
The January 21, 2010 Supreme Court ruling, Citizens United v FEC, outrageously equated corporate money with "free speech." Political cash from corporate sponsors is used abundantly and anonymously in campaigns, drowning out the voices of “We the People.” For three days this week, Atlanta organizations including Atlanta Move to Amend, OCCUPY Atlanta, Everyday People OCCUPY Atlanta, MoveOn Atlanta Council, GA Peace & Justice Coalition, Teamsters, AFL/CIO, Green Friends/Atlanta Friends Meeting, 350.0rg/Atl., GA Sierra Club, Georgia WAND, Atlanta Grandmothers for Peace, Citizens Climate Lobby, and Environment Georgia will join together to protest the second anniversary of the Citizens United ruling. Speakers and artists will deliver short but powerful messages on the impact the decision is having on our politics, jobs, schools, environment, public services, military, and basic freedoms.The press is invited to all events.
Event #1: Sign-Making Party
Wednesday, January 18: 5 – 9 PM
American Friends Service Center, 60 Walton Street.
Thursday, January 19: 2 – 6 PM at
Woodruff/Troy Davis Park, 91 Peachtree Street.
Bring an old shoe to toss at an image of the Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court.
Event #3: Occupy the Courts March and Rally
Friday, January 20, 2012 1 – 4 PM
March from Woodruff/Troy Davis Park, 91 Peachtree Street to
Rally at the Courtyard of the Richard B. Russell Federal Building, 75 Spring Street,
“Mourning Democracy” Funeral March back to Woodruff/Troy Davis Park