Dear Champions of Democracy,
After a brief reprieve, Move to Amend Salt Lake is officially back on the scene and pleased to announce our official re-launch!
Wednesday, August 1st from 5:30 to 9:30 at the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts , Westminster College campus.
To re-launch in style, we will be hosting a mass People's Movement Assembly on the following theme: Dismantling Corporate Rule to Create a Just Salt Lake.
What's a People's Movement Assembly, you say?
People’s Movement Assemblies grew out of the US Social Forum. They are community convergences where diverse groups come together to identify the problems we face—what are we up against—and come up with actual, concrete community solutions to those problems—what we’re going to do.
In other words, People’s Movement Assemblies are spaces where communities make collective political agreements and action plans to work together across various issues.
The Move to Amend PMA will help our community define how corporate rule affects all of our issues, how we can unite to fight it in both immediate and fundamental ways, and what actions we want to take to create an autonomous, people-powered city.
After all, Move to Amend has always fought for two goals: to pass an amendmentabolishing corporate personhood and money as speech, and to create a genuine, participatory democracy for all.
To achieve the first goal, we collected 11,400 signatures to get a resolution on the ballot this November, to be followed by a massive push toward county and state resolutions and, finally, a mass call for a federal amendment.
The second goal is more nebulous.
How do we dismantle corporate control of our government and our lives and create the truly democratic world we want? How can people take charge of the decisions in their everyday lives, so democracy is not relegated to voting but becomes the everyday act of actually ensuring justice for all?
People's Movement Assemblies are part of our answer to that question, and we intend to do them again and again, on larger and larger scales, until the whole country is talking about the cultures, alternatives, and structures we'll have to create to create the just world we actually want.
It's not a dream, it's a plan.
Will you join us?
5:30 to 9:30
Jewett Center for the Performing Arts
Food and Childcare Provided
The Move to Amend Salt Lake Organizing Collective
P.S. We've got a busy week ahead of us. Join us for a Move to Amend teach-induring the ALEC Welcoming Committee week. Wednesday, 2 pm in Conference Room A of the Salt Lake Library. Then, at 5:30, come see our Bread and Circus bandwagon perform for the ALEC resisters at Washington Square. And don't forget! On Thursday, July 26th, we are taking it to the Utah Supreme Court, arguing for our spot on the November ballot and demanding that the state overturn it's oppressive laws against ballot initiative resolutions. Join us at 10:30 at the Matheson Courthouse and show you support!