Sunday, January 15, 2012


Corporations Are NOT People and Money Is NOT Free Speech! Get Corporate Money Out of Our Democracy!

Join CCAG and the Connecticut Action Alliance for a Fair Economy for aMarch Through Hartford to Reclaim Our Democracy!

Date: Thursday, Jan. 19th, 2012
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Assemble in front of the Old State House
800 Main Street Hartford, Ct


Today, as a result of the absurd Citizens United Supreme Court decision, corporations and billionaires can spend unlimited sums of money, without disclosure, in political campaigns.

Karl Rove’s American Crossroads has already pledged to spend at least $240 million in the elections of 2012. The extreme right-wing billionaire Koch brothers are probably spending even more. Wall Street, oil and coal corporations, insurance and drug companies and the military-industrial-complex will also weigh in with hundreds of millions of dollars to distort the truth and outright lie without disclosure or accountability to their shareholders or the public.

The goal of the top 1 percent is simple. They will spend as much as it takes to elect candidates who support a right-wing corporate agenda, and they will spend as much as it takes to defeat our candidates who are fighting for us, the 99 percent. Will our democracy survive in which ordinary people can control their future? Or will "democracy" simply become another commodity owned and controlled by billionaires and corporations in order to serve their own purposes?

January 21 is the anniversary of the bad Citizens United decision, and we, as the 99 percent, need to stand up to corporations and their big money! Join us on Thursday, January 19 as we march through Hartford to reclaim our democracy!

There is parking in the Constitution Plaza Garage; if you park on the street, read the parking signs carefully as they will ticket and tow you if you don't comply with the information on the signs.

For more information on the event, contact CCAG Political Director John Murphy at or (860) 233-2181.

Source: CCAG - Posted by: Tom Connolly

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