Coffee Connect: Rally at the Supreme Court | Renewal campaign nearing end

Rally at the Supreme Court: Hear us “Louden Clear!”

by Jeanene Louden

Wow! Not bad for a “flash rally” announced with four day’s notice! As Eric Byler and Annabel Park reported to on my local if are as inspired as I am about this opportunity, and ready to organize a flash rally in your town or city. We are joining forces with Common Cause and Free Speech For People just as we did for the kick-off rally at the US Supreme Court. More on this later.

As Dave Lefcourt of reported:

It wasn’t a huge rally by any stretch of the imagination (less than 300 people), but there was considerable media taking video and recording the remarks of the organizers, Common Cause and the Coffee Party.

The protest was centered on the Court’s Citizens United ruling in 2010 and the need for it to be overturned.
One of the protest signs was clearly aimed at Justice Anthony Kennedy which read, “Yes Justice Kennedy, we the people see the corruption.” That was in direct reference to Kennedy’s assertion, as the writer who wrote the majority opinion in Citizens, “the Court now concludes that independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption”and the appearance of influence or access will not cause the electorate to lose faith in this democracy.”

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