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RALLY for Independence from Corporations!
Fri, May 10, 2013 4:30pm
47th Street & JC Nichols Parkway · Cost: 00
Apr 24, 2013

127 Years ago, on May 10, 1886, corporations began to finagle constitutional rights through the US Supreme Court. THAT was just the beginning!
This year, on the 127th "birthday" of corporate persons, Kansas City Move to Amend will join activists all over the nation with a rally at the Nichols Fountain. JOIN US!

RALLY at 4:30pm at Nichols Fountain, then MARCH on the Country Club Plaza at 5:30pm

HOW ON EARTH DID CORPORATIONS BECOME PEOPLE?
When the Supreme Court decided for corporations in the Citizens United v. FEC case, it elevated knowledge of the doctrine of "corporate personhood" to new heights. Hundreds of thousands of people now know what those words mean.
But as awful as Citizens United is, corporate personhood wasn't created with that case. Corporate Personhood was concocted by corporate lawyers 127 years ago.
On May 10, 1886 in the Santa Clara v. Southern Pacific Railroad case, the Court is said to have given corporations their first foot-hold in the US Constitution.
In the case, corporations argued they are protected under the 14th Amendment — the amendment passed to ensure equal protection of African Americans after slavery was abolished. Since then, there has been case after case in which the Court expanded the Constitutional "rights" of corporations.


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Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/115172778682749/

For more information:  816-885-9996   KCMoveToAmend@gmail.com

www.MoveToAmend.org

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