Join aerial human banner in SF: “Elections not Auction$”
Some truths are so self-evident that the Founding Fathers felt no need to include them in the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, or Constitution. Among these: “Corporations are NOT People.” “Money is NOT Speech.” “Elections are NOT Auctions.“
However, with the flood of corporate money into our democracy, especially in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, these truths are no longer self-evident.
So, on October 13, just weeks before the 2012 election, a mob of real-live People (we’re planning for thousands) will gather at Ocean Beach in San Francisco to spell out “ELECTIONS ≠ AUCTION$” (or a similar message) with their bodies, in 100-foot-tall letters. This gathering will continue a San Francisco tradition of the past several years, of people from all walks of life uniting to send a strong and beautiful message to the country and the world. Won’t you and your friends join us for this colorful, peaceful, free (and brief) event ?
This event is a collaboration between local artist/organizer Brad Newsham, The Other 98%, a netroots community with over 220,000 facebook followers, and a coalition of other progressive groups including Global Exchange.