Saturday marks the second anniversary of the controversial Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling: the Supreme Court decision that equates money with speech and instills personhood on businesses, making it possible for corporations to pump unlimited funds into political campaigns. Move to Amend is still pissed. The national group is trying to raise support for a constitutional amendment that would nullify Citizens United. Activists in 80 cities around the country are protesting outside judicial centers today — when courts aren't in session. Kansas City's Occupy the Courts
action, organized by Mary Lindsay and other local Move to Amend supporters, takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at Ilus Davis Park, across the street from the federal courthouse (400 East Ninth Street). Expect five faux Supreme Court justices, four of them dressed in robes decorated with corporate logos — to symbolize the corruption of the courts. From 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, the protesters plan to get together again for music, poetry, cake and a marriage ceremony at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (4501 Walnut, 816-531-2131). The betrothed, explains Lindsay, are "a living, breathing human being and a corporation." See kcmovetoamend.org
for more information on both events.