Monday, September 01, 2014

COMING SOON: KANSAS CITY NEW SCHOOL PRO-LABOR GROOVE TO AMEND PARTY!!!



Remember that not-so-long ago Kansas City new school labor activists urged Mayor and Council to recognize that corporations are not people.

Their resolution was successful and that the Kansas City contingent of "Move To Amend" earned a significant organized labor victory.

Remember, Move to Amend is "a United States national, grassroots coalition that works toward overcoming corporate power by calling for a constitutional amendment ending corporate personhood and declaring that money is not speech. The nonpartisan group was created in response to the Supreme Court ruling Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The ruling held that corporations have a First Amendment right to make expenditures from their general treasuries supporting or opposing candidates for political office. Move to Amend argues that the Court's decision disrupts the democratic process by granting disproportionate influence to the wealthy."

Now, a couple of years later the KANSAS CITY MOVE TO AMEND crew are still rocking out and want to party with like-minded supporters and maybe even their old school "Occupy KC" partners as well.

To wit . . .

CHECK THIS NOTICE OF AN UPCOMING KANSAS CITY MOVE TO AMEND JAM SESSION!!!

Check the deets:

KC Move to Amend will hold its 2nd annual benefit concert, “Groove to Amend,” Saturday, Sept. 13, from 2-8 p.m. at The recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO. A $10 donation brings concert-goers five musical acts, featuring 2014 Pitch Music Award winners The Pedaljets, the Hardship Letters, the Invisibles (including former members of local 80’s favorite The Clocks), and singer/songwriter Kathryn Lorenzen. Closing the show will be local hip-hop artists Vertigone & Ben Swiller.



“We are thrilled to have such an eclectic lineup of music to celebrate democracy of the people, by the people and for the people,” said Mike Dean, member of KC Move to Amend and one of the show’s organizers. “Our hope is to raise awareness about the need for an amendment stating that corporations are not people and money is not speech, and to raise funds that will help us continue our work into 2015.”

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12 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Will they be serving non GMO beer?

Anonymous said...

Non radiated Tuna shushi?

Anonymous said...

Barbecued Fukushima Burgers

Anonymous said...

If corps are not persons, can you seize their records without a warrant?

Anonymous said...

Google, Boulevard, Apple?

Anonymous said...

No thanks. There is too much violence and gun fire in Westport during these events. Have it at a hotel and drop the hip hop!

Anonymous said...

Dazed and Confused

Anonymous said...

A labor union is a corporation

Anonymous said...

8:43

Good point, a far more important effort would be for a flat tax and abolishing the IRS.

Anonymous said...

Waste of time. Corporate personhood has nothing to do with their move to amend. While I agree that perhaps Corporations should not be allowed to over-invest in political candidates; their personhood is necessary. Attack the fact that they contribute buckets of money to political candidates but leave along the personhood issue.

Anonymous said...

Over invest?

Anonymous said...

I am all about fucking Burns & Mc along with that useless fucking bug circo from selling classes to potential board members and mayoral candidates on what is expected of them if they want their money to run for office but I have to pass with that band line up, I think catering to the black community will get them nothing unless its a black person they are trying to endorse