January 3, 2013 Leave a comment
THE NEXT MEETING of Occupy Spartanburg is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21st at 6pm in the side room of Delaney’s.
We are the 99%
January 3, 2013 Leave a comment
December 19, 2012 Leave a comment
We are having a long overdue get together on Thursday, January 3rd at 6:30 in the back room of Delaney’s on Morgan Square in Spartanburg! It’s a belated Occupy Spartanburg birthday, it’s a Happy New Year, it’s the actual birthday of Doris, one of our most dedicated Occupiers, it’s a reunion, it’s a de-brief of what we learned from David Cobb’s speech, and it’s a continuation of our work on getting Spartanburg County Council to pass a resolution against the Citizens United ruling. It’ll be a chance for us to catch up and to keep moving forward! Please come!
December 1, 2012 Leave a comment
This Just In! Move To Amend is also coming to Spartanburg!
On Wednesday, December 5, 2012, David Cobb, former Green Party candidate for president, will be speaking at USC Upstate in Media 124 at 1 p.m.. The topic of the speech will the movement to amend the constitution to reverse the Citizens United decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. The event is sponsored by the USC Upstate College Democrats.
November 29, 2012 Leave a comment
Move to Amend national spokesperson David Cobb, attorney and lifelong activist, is touring the southeast this winter, in an effort to build connections, inspire activism, and reveal the origins of corporate power in America. He stops in the Upstate the evening of December 5th at the Hughes Main Library in Greenville.
Move to Amend is a national coalition of over 247,000 people and organizations whose goal is amending the United States Constitution to end corporate rule by building a multiracial, cross-class democracy movement. David’s presentations are part history lesson and part heart-felt call-to-action! “Challenging Corporate Rule & Creating Democracy”aims to help local folks understand how they can work to abolish corporate personhood and establish a government of, by, and for the people.
This event is free and open to the public. Move To Amend appreciates your donations to help finance these tours, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
See you there! https://movetoamend.org/events/greenville-sc-move-amend-barnstorming-tour-david-cobb
September 27, 2012 Leave a comment
July 9, 2012 1 Comment
Election-year fundraising is in full swing, with super PACs supporting both parties taking in stupendous amounts of unregulated, undisclosed money. If we are to preserve the integrity of our electoral system, the American voters are going to have to unite against the Citizens United ruling. In short, this U.S. Supreme Court ruling stated that corporations are people and that unlimited donations to super PACs are protected as free speech.
Clearly, corporations are not people, and corporate and union donations are not speech. The American people cannot depend on nor wait for the Supreme Court to see the grave results of its misguided ruling.
Efforts are being made in Congress. Most important, localities throughout the country are speaking out, sending a clear message to politicians that we will not accept the status quo of unlimited corporate donations to super PACs destroying the integrity of our electoral process and drowning out the voices of ordinary voters. This is a nonpartisan concern. Everyone who cares about this country should join in.
Local citizens are petitioning our own Spartanburg County Council to adopt a resolution against Citizens United. They will be joining several cities and counties in neighboring North Carolina and all across the country. For an up-to-date look at how many states, counties, cities and even small towns have passed resolutions against Citizens United, check out movetoamend.org/resolutions.
I hope local citizens will inform themselves about this issue and sign this locally generated petition. If enough citizens unite and speak out, this unfortunate ruling can be undone. It is up to us, the citizens and voters, to see that the repeal of Citizens United is accomplished.
Doris Wilson Johnson