So first the context-- According to the Supreme Court, money is equal to free speech.
Public Citizen and the Story Of Stuff Project have teamed up today with a simple idea to protest this idea and get people thinking about how absurd that is:
Instead of using words, let's just use dollar signs to communicate!
People are visiting http://storyofstuff.org/dollarsordemocracy/ and reposting the following into their twitter feeds and facebook statuses:
#WeThePeople will #reclaim
Right now on twitter, the #WeThePeople & #Reclaim hashtags are trending worldwide!
It's genius. It doesn't actually SAY anything. Which I guess is really the point. Money isn't speech.
While this is a form of slacktivism, my hope is that it's a big first step for a lot of people who are only marginally aware of the issue.
For more info on Citizens United go to: http://storyofstuff.org/citizensunited/
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Thanks for the post!! Keep it rockin' and we will, together, #RECLAIM!ReplyDelete