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First Unitarian Church, Eliot Chapel, SW 12th and Salmon, Portland OR

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  • Thursday
    Dec 7 2017
    Creating the Democracy Movement to Abolish Corporate Personhood

    Join Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Exec Director of Move to Amend, for an evening to find out how to end corporate personhood and control money in the political system.

    The 2010 U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC expanded spending on elections from corporations and wealthy individuals. Sopoci-Belknap will help local residents understand the more than century-long history behind that decision and how they can work to abolish "Corporate Personhood" and establish a government of, by, and for the people. The program will focus on how Portland can contribute to the growing national movement to affirm that only human beings have constitutional rights and that money can be regulated in elections and is not defined constitutionally as free speech. Sopoci-Belknap will report on and discuss actions that have taken place in hundreds of communities across the nation in support of the federal We the People Amendment, H.J.R. 48 as part of a larger movement of needed fundamental democratic changes.

    Doors open at 6:30 PM

    Admission: $5-20 donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds

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  • Friday
    Jun 9 2017
    Big Pharma: Market Failure (Screening)

    BIG PHARMA is a powerful new documentary film on the impact of out-of-control drug prices on businesses and the U.S. economy, Congress' failure to deal with the crisis and how we might fix it. The film takes an in-depth look at how our dysfunctional pharmaceutical industry and how it is damaging our economy, hurting our businesses and negatively impacting the nation's health. CEO of MCS Industries and producer of Big Pharma: Market Failure will be present for Q &A following. Friday, June 9, 7 PM, Eliot Chapel

    Sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Economic Justice Action Group of the 1st Unitarian Church, Oregon UU Voices for Justice, KBOO, American Sustainable Business Council, Business Leaders Transforming Healthcare & Oregonians for Affordable Drug Prices

    Admission: Donation requested: $5-20; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Doors open on 6:30 PM

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