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Legalize Democracy movie was great.

Call me if you want to show it or if you want us to make a presentation to your organization.

Charly 575-9480

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Toxic Trade Agreements, Corporate Globalization, and the Movement for Global Justice

A Presentation and Conversation with Emanuel Sferios and Sharon Delgado

6:30 to 8 p.m, December 3

Tomes Bookstore, 671 Maltmann, Grass Valley


December 3 is the Global Day of Action against Toxic Trade Agreements.  There will be actions in countries around the world, including a Sacramento Action planned by organizers from Nevada County.  That evening at 6:30, Sharon Delgado and Emanuel Sferios will speak at Tomes Bookstore on “Toxic Trade Agreements, Corporate Globalization, and the Movement for Global Justice.”  Tomes is at 671 Maltmann, in Grass Valley.


People working on various peace, justice, and environmental issues need to know how global trade rules impact their areas of concern.  This introductory presentation and conversation is geared toward people who want to better understand toxic trade agreements such as the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the larger project of global corporate rule, and peoples’ movements to transform the global system through participatory democracy.


Supreme Court rulings such as Citizens United grant and extend civil rights to corporations and allow them to dominate culture, economics and government in the United States.  The World Trade Organization and so-called “free trade agreements” such as NAFTA and the proposed TPP extend the power of corporations on a transnational and global scale.  They allow corporations to write the rules for governments to follow, not just about trade but in matters of domestic law.


Emanuel Sferios and Sharon Delgado have been involved with issues of corporate globalization and with the movement for global justice for many years.  They will provide an overview of the ideology and rationale for the corporate takeover of democracy, show whom it benefits, and give examples of how it harms individuals, the human and earth community, and future generations.  They will explain how the TPP constitutes a “corporate coup” by extending corporate authority over every area of life, and about the growing movement to oppose fast track and to “flush the TPP.”


This is an initial presentation and conversation, designed to get us talking about what we might want to do locally to highlight this issue and link it to the other work we are doing.  It is being sponsored by Nevada County Move to Amend.  For more information call 265-5976.


The David Cobb event was fantastic

First of all the Banner Grange folks were wonderful.

The hall was great (except the one light we needed was out)

We drew a big crowd, over 150 and received generous donations.

Many new faces. Everyone was energized by David’s presentation.

David Cobb – Coming to Nevada County!

National Move to Amend spokesperson David Cobb is making a presentation in the Banner Grange Hall, 12629 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley

Monday November 11th (Veterans Day) from 2-4pm

Tickets are $5.00 and are available at the Brier Patch Food C0-0p and at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Please invite folks of all political strips. This movement to pass the “We the People Amendment” is non-partisan and for the benefit of all citizens. David Cobb picture


Grass Valley 4th of July Parade

Here comes NC MTA 7-4-12 cropThe town gave us a great reception. On lookers were glad to know there is a solution to the corporate and big money take over of our government! The weather was hot and the streets were crowded with on lookers. We had a blast.


Local Businesses that support Nevada County Move to Amend

Nevada County Move to Amend Thanks the following local business:

Humble Fabrics and Crafts –

David Mckay Photography –

Trophies Anyone – at 404 Spring Street, Nevada City – 265-5301


Brunswick Overpass banner went GREAT

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The Wording of the Proposed 28th Amendment

Section 1. [Artificial Entities Such as Corporations Do Not Have Constitutional Rights]

The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only.

Artificial entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law.

The privileges of artificial entities shall be determined by the People, through Federal, State, or local law, and shall not be construed to be inherent or inalienable.

Section 2. [Money is Not Free Speech]

Federal, State, and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate’s own contributions and expenditures, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of their economic status, have access to the political process, and that no person gains, as a result of their money, substantially more access or ability to influence in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure.

Federal, State, and local government shall require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed.

The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.

Nevada County MTA Accomplishments so far

  • We held several successful large (100 to 200 people) educational events.
  • We presented a resolution supporting an amendment to the Nevada City Council, which passed it unanimously.
  • We tabled at several events and received many petition signatures.
  • We decided on wording for a resolution we plan to present to Grass Valley City Council and to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors.
  • We had these cards made to hand out everywhere.

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  • We were in two parades, dancing to “Corporations Aren’t People.”
  • We created a Nevada County – Move to Amend FaceBook page, a google groups email list and this web site.
  • We had a great 10 hour long freeway banner event with spots on both local radio channels, to keep the message alive.