Monday, April 26, 2010

Sourdough Starters rising to the challenge of corporate personhood

by Susan Willis
In early April, Tucson's Sourdough Starters teamed up with the student chapter of the American Constitution Society and several other cosponsors to bring David Cobb to Tucson for an evening talk on "Legalizing Democracy", followed the next morning by a breakfast workshop. The workshop sought to engage activists interested in taking the next step toward promoting the passage of a constitutional amendment addressing corporate power.

Approximately 75-80 people came to the evening talk and were very engaged and stirred up by David's talk. About 20 people participated in the workshop on the following morning, with equal enthusiasm.

We are planning to collaborate with our local council on some actions they are planning on the corporate power issue, one of which occurs on May 4, 2010. We are also interested in getting a seat at the table to consider changes in Tucson's city charter. A third action we are considering is using the resolution template to craft a resolution to present to the Tucson City Council.

The main idea seems to be "Strike while the iron's hot!"

Here's the video:

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