Austin Rally to Protest the Possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court Will Allow Corporations to Unleash Flood of Money Into Elections
Court Is Considering Sweeping Away a Century’s Worth of Campaign Finance Principles
WHAT: Rally to raise awareness about the U.S. Supreme Court re-hearing Wednesday of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The court has signaled it is considering sweeping away a century-old pillar of campaign finance principles: restrictions on direct corporate financing of candidate campaigns. If that were to happen, not only would the nature of elections change fundamentally, but corporations would further crowd out voters and the public interest in policymaking on health care, climate change and other critical issues.
This rally is part of Public Citizen’s campaign to encourage citizen protests throughout the country. To learn about Public Citizen’s campaign and for more information about the case, go to www.DontGetRolled.org.
WHO: Public Citizen staff, members, activists and concerned citizens.
WHEN: 11 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, Sept. 9
WHERE: South Steps of Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX
VISUALS: A parody and a protest.