To Fight Money In Politics
Initiative to Limit Campaign Spending
Concerned about big money in
our Democratic Process? Think we need
campaign finance reform? Then here's an
opportunity make your voice heard.
Mark your calendars for December 2nd and 3rd.
That’s when Rhana Bazzini will be walking into Tallahassee
on her trek from Sarasota to draw attention to the simple facts that
corporations are not people and money does not equal free speech. The campaign is supported by dozens of organizations,
including Public Citizen, Common Cause, the League of Women Voters, the United
Church of Tallahassee and the Unitarian Universalist Church in Tallahassee.
Rhana Bazzini is 81 years old. She’s overcome cancer and has adjusted to
living with a colostomy. These challenges have not slowed her down. Right now
she’s walking from Sarasota to Tallahassee because she could not afford to buy
TV ads or pay for the media blitz needed to counter “big money” efforts to take
control of our democracy.
Her supporters have an idea for drawing more attention to her endeavor. We
want to form “Rhana’s Billboard Brigade” with millions of people wearing the
same red shirt, on the same day, from coast to coast. The day is – December
3rd, this is when she will arrive in Tallahassee.
Most individuals don’t have the money to combat companies and deep-pocketed
individuals that work to protect their best interest and in too many cases
undermining ours. By coming together to undertake this one small, unified
action we have the ability to send a visible message that can’t be ignored.
This will be far more effective than any outreach or advertising campaign.
Here’s what you can do:
Buy a T Shirt to wear at the events. It’s available for $15 on line at http://ingrannydfootsteps.org/t-shirts/
Attend the documentary film “Pay to Play”, which will be shown
at 7 PM, December 2nd at All Saints Cinema, 918
Railroad Ave, Tallahassee, for $5 admission. An expert panel discussion will
follow, moderated by Common Cause Florida State Chair Peter Butzin. Panelists
include: Rhana Bazzini, John Bonifaz of Free Speech for People and David Cobb
of Move to Amend.
Plan to walk with Rhana during her triumphant entry into
Tallahassee and press conference on the steps of the Old Capital at 10 AM,
December 3rd. Join her at 8 AM for the last 4 miles of the walk at 3111 Mahan
Drive (site of the old Publix) or at 9 AM for the last 2 miles at the United
Church in Tallahassee, 1834 Mahan Drive. Transportation will be provided from
the steps of the Old Capitol back to your car.
Join Rhana, Harvard Law Professor and
campaign finance expert, Larry Lessig and friends for a pot luck lunch at
the Unitarian Universalist Church in Tallahassee, 2810 N Meridian Road, at 12
noon on December 3rd. Please RSVP Peter Butzin by calling him at
850-524-9946, or sending an email to PButzin@gmail.com. Plan
to bring a dish to share. Peter could also use a handful of volunteers to help
with the potluck, which we are co-sponsoring with the Unitarian-Universalist
Church Tallahassee. The brief play,
“You’re Never Too Old to Raise a Little Hell!” will also be presented.
For additional information: http://ingrannydfootsteps.org