One hundred and sixty Ashland residents marched in unison March 4th protesting corporate greed and money in politics. Speakers included Congressional candidate Joyce Segers, Justin Silva from OSPIRG, Emery Way and Evan Lasley from Occupy Ashland, and David Cobb from Move To Amend.
SOU students and community members alike with assemble March 4th in a candlelight vigil to mourn the death of free and fair democratic elections in the United States. The Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court case of 2010 decided that because individuals have a right to free speech, corporations do too and their political spending should not be limited because political spending is a form of speech. On March Fourth, the real citizens will unite, and we will use our freedom of speech to make it known that we do not approve of unlimited corporate involvement in our democratic elections. Join us!
Join OSPIRG, Thrive, local farmers, and experts to take a closer look at wasteful government subsidies which benefit only the largest of agrobusinesses in America and harm our small, family farmers. At the gallery closing of "Lexicon of Sustainability," OSPIRG will be hosting an interactive panel as students, community members and experts alike come together to discuss the problem and the solutions behind agriculture subsidies.
Who: OSPIRG, Thrive, Ashland Community Members, SOU Students
What: Enjoy local wine, food, and thought provoking conversation.
When: February 28th, 2012 at 6PM
Where: The Meese Room, Hannon Library, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR