The Civil Liberties Committee is in need of new members to help in its ongoing efforts to educate our membership and our communities about the issues created by the 2010 Supreme Courts’ decision on the Citizens United v. The Federal Election Commission. This decision gave corporations the same civil rights as citizens of the United States. Corporations may now give undisclosed amounts of money to candidates without any need to account for its use. In the Election of 2012, for instance, the Super Pacs dominated by a small group of people (47) who contributed 51% of the money and thus had the power to determine the result of many election campaigns. Is this an acceptable practice for a Democratic Form of Government?
We have been working with the Massachusetts League of Women Voters who has developed a power point presentation on the issue of Campaign Financing and has encouraged other Leagues to use it in their presentations to schools and community organizations. This power point technology allows our committee members to take our presentation to as many groups as possible such as clubs, churches and schools. The message is powerful and direct and Power Point is the perfect way to spread it because any one can use it. We need members who are interested in being a part of educating the community and are game to learn a new but not difficult skill.
Our committee meets every third Thursday of the month, 10 am to 12 noon at the West Chester Borough Building, Room 234, at Gay and Adams Street, parking and entrance at rear of building. Please consider joining our committee and help in bringing this important subject to our community.
Please contact me for further information: 484-359-4159 or firstname.lastname@example.org