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Money is Not Speech: Move to Amend forum at DuPage UU Church, March 24

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By Susan Birk

Steve Alesch, executive director of Illinois Move to Amend, www.IllinoisMoveToAmend.org and DuPage Move to Amend will discuss the growing grassroots movement to end corporate personhood and protect free and fair elections in a forum at DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church (DuPage UU Church), 1828 Old Naperville Road, Naperville, Sunday, March 24, 9:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Move to Amend supports an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would clearly state that the rights of persons protected by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons and not those of corporations or other artificial entities and that money is not speech within the meaning of the First Amendment.

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In effect, Citizens United and subsequent federal court rulings give free rein to Super PACs and undermine the system of free and fair elections by allowing corporations, special interest groups and wealthy individuals to secretly spend as much as they want to influence elections from domestic and foreign sources, according to Alesch.

In the November election, voters in all 10 of the voting districts in Illinois that had ballot questions voted in favor of a Constitutional amendment by an average of 73%. Districts included Lisle Township, Warrenville, Kane County, the city of Chicago and Oak Park Township.

For a map and directions, please visit www.DuPageUUChurch.org or contact the church office at 630/505-9408.

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