Our partner organization, Move to Amend, is meeting in cities around our state starting on December 5th. This is the kick off to their Democracy Movement organizing effort. It's purpose is to safeguards our citizen's rights from the undue influence of corporations and money in politics.
Recent supreme court rulings elevate corporations to the level of a person. They also treat money as if it is speech. Both of these have a distorting effect on our democracy. This is a root issue -- it strikes at the heart of where our democracy has become corrupt. As I have written before, our faith has a special place for democracy. We "affirm and promote the use of the democractic process within our congregations and in society at large."
The action of the week is to attend one of these kick-off meetings featuring Move to Amend Executive Director, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap. Many of these meetings are being held in UU Congregations.
The schedule of events (For more on these events, click this Link
and scroll down ):
12/5, Tuesday, 7:00 PM, Corvallis
Benton County-Corvallis Public Library
12/6, Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Bend
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon
12/7, Thursday, 7:00 PM, Portland
First Unitarian Church, Eliot Chapel
12/8, Friday, 7:00PM, Astoria
12/9, Saturday, 1:30-4:30pm, Eugene
"Defend Equality to Defend Democracy" Conference
The Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene
If you can't be at one of these events, you can still help with the effort. Please join over 440,000 people who have signed an online petition supporting a constitutional amendment at MoveToAmend.
In Love and Faith,
Rev. Katie Larsell