Bubba the Truck
We had a great turn out for our entry in the parade and received a lot of enthusiastic applause from the crowd. Folks read and heard the words to the “Corporations Aren’t People” song. Plus we gave out a lot of Move-to_Amend cards to the crowd.
On Wednesday, President Obama called for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United:
“Over the longer term, I think we need to seriously consider mobilizing a constitutional amendment process to overturn Citizens United (assuming the Supreme Court doesn’t revisit it). Even if the amendment process falls short, it can shine a spotlight of the super-PAC phenomenon and help apply pressure for change.”
The Move to Amend coalition has been fighting Citizens United since Day One, and has been organizing against corporate rule for over a decade; we welcome Obama’s statement and his help ‘shining a spotlight’ on the same position held by the majority of Americans. He just doesn’t go far enough.
For many parents, “back to school” means spending more money they don’t have.
For college students and their families, the expense is enormous. More and more, the cost of a college degree has been shifted onto students. The Wall Street-created crash forced states to slash budgets in response to dwindling tax revenues, leaving legislatures with a choice: funding basic public services or subsidizing higher education.