Tar Heel Action on Citizens United; Greensboro & Raleigh Events

I’m looking forward to joining Common Cause, Free Speech for People, and the American Constitution Society in Greensboro and Raleigh NC on Monday, March 26.  Please spread the word with Tar Heel friends!

Here are the details for Greensboro at 12:00. 

And here’s the Raleigh event at 7:00 p.m. 

North Carolina is seeing the same unified, non-partisan response to the grave threat to republican democracy from Citizens United v. FEC and the hold of unlimited money and corporate power over our elections and government. People across the Tar Heel state are working to overturn the decisions and to take back our Bill of Rights and government of, for and by the people.

Photo from Occupy Raleigh: http://www.occupyraleigh.org/tag/occupy-raleigh/

Several North Carolina cities and towns have passed resolutions condemning the Citizens United case and calling on Congress to take action on the 28th Amendment to reverse the decision.

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones and 24 other U.S. Representatives are co-sponsors of the People’s Rights Amendment and Rep. Jones and others also have signed onto related Constitutional amendment bills. North Carolina Congressman David Price has also joined the 28th Amendment effort.

If you’re in the Triangle or Greensboro area on Monday, March 26, it would be great to see you!

Here are the details for Greensboro at 12:00. 

And here’s the Raleigh event at 7:00 p.m. 

About Jeff Clements

Jeff Clements is co-founder and chair of the board of Free Speech for People, a national non-partisan campaign to overturn Citizens United v. FEC, challenge excessive corporate power, and strengthen American democracy and republican self-government. He co-founded Free Speech For People in 2010, after representing several public interest organizations with a Supreme Court amicus brief in the Citizens United case. Jeff has served as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Public Protection Bureau in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. As Bureau Chief, he led more than 100 staff in the enforcement of environmental, healthcare, financial services, civil rights, antitrust and consumer protection laws. In private practice, Jeff has been a partner at Mintz Levin in Boston, and in his own firm. Jeff also has served in leadership capacities on numerous boards, including that of the Portland Water District, a public agency responsible for protecting and delivering safe drinking water and ensuring proper treatment of wastewater for 160,000 people; Friends of Casco Bay, an environmental organization he co-founded with others to protect and enhance stewardship of Maine’s Casco Bay; and The Waldorf School in Lexington, Massachusetts. In 2012, Jeff co-founded Whaleback Partners LLC, which provides cost-effective capital to farmers and businesses engaged in local, sustainable agriculture. Jeff graduated with distinction in History and Government from Colby College in 1984, and magna cum laude from the Cornell Law School in 1988. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts with his wife and three children. Jeff Clements Twitter: @ClementsJeff Email: jclements@freespeechforpeople.org
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