TEACH-IN: CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE?
July 13, 2012 in News
Democracy NC and Occupy Winston-Salem presents: A Teach-In on Corporate Personhood and the Citizens United Ruling
Recently, the Citizens United Supreme Court Decision from 2010 has unleashed unprecedented amounts of money into the political landscape, allowing these “super-persons” to influence national and state legislation even more directly than ever. These rulings have brought to light the legal argument that big business lawyers have altered the legal definition of personhood to extend constitutional rights to huge corporations that were originally intended for natural persons.
Want to know more about it?
Understand some things about Corporate Personhood but having a hard time explaining it?
This teach-in will help to explain Corporate Personhood, its origins, and its devastating effects on our rights as natural persons over the past century of its legal evolution.
Wednesday July 18 @ 6:30PM, Central Library Auditorium, 660 W 5th St., Winston-Salem (Refreshments at 6!)
Visit our event page for more info: http://occupywinstonsalem.org/events/citizens-united-teach-in/