Democracy Book Club

"Open Democracy is starting a book club to focus on this theme:  Where are we, how did we get here, and what are we going to do about it?"

The inaugural meeting of the Open Democracy Book Club will be January 21, 2021 at 7 pm via Zoom.  Book club leaders Joe Bagshaw and Kate Coon have selected "Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations" by Jeffrey Clements.

Since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling that the rights of things—money and corporations—matter more than the rights of people, America has faced a crisis of democracy. In this timely and thoroughly updated second edition, Jeff Clements describes the strange history of this bizarre ruling, its ongoing destructive effects, and the growing movement to reverse it. He includes a new chapter, “Do Something!,” showing how—state by state and community by community—Americans are using creative strategies and tools to renew democracy and curb unbalanced corporate power. Since the first edition, 16 states, 160 members of Congress, and 500 cities and towns have called for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, and the list is growing. This is a fight we can win!

Jeff Clements will join us in the discussion of his book.  All are welcome!

The book is available HERE.

 

Jeff donates all of his royalties to non-partisan, non-profit groups working to strengthen democracy and self-government.

Please read the book prior to attending the event!  American Promise is a co-sponsor.

WHEN
January 21, 2021 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
WHERE
Online via Zoom
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Denise Roche Bruce Murray corinne Dodge Sabrina Glidden Michele Lamberti Maury Giles Michele Caskey Mary Calese ken barnes Abraham Entin Brian Beihl Gregg Watling Joan Schwarz Judith Butler Michael Greenman Nancy Heselton rick guidelli Beverly Hill James Stewart Beth Ann Vaughn christine seibert Mark Davison Darla Truitt Kathy Guerra Brady Watson Pat Brown Gloria Wilson Kenneth Chestek Dee Walsh Mark Howard Sharon Butler susan Ryan Susan Bridges Marc Matthie Terry Murray Susan Kirby Marjory Yuenger Esther Turner Laura Knipmeyer Stephen Spitz Sandy Corona Janice Grier Steven Norris Chuck Rocco Susan Muller Anne Elmlinger Lora Lucero Michael Summers

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