Virginia Wolf-PAC meeting

Charter meeting for the state of Virginia: members can meet, goals will be discussed, and roles will be selected. Donations to help pay for the room would be appreciated, but are not required.

 

Directions:

Take exit 245 on I81 and turn toward James Madison University. JMU's main entrance is off of Port Republic Road. Once you've entered Campus, take a right at the stoplight and follow that road until you see East Campus Library or the Festival building. At that point, park across the road. Maps inside of Festival will direct you to Conference Room 4.

WHEN
March 03, 2012 at 2pm - 5pm
WHERE
Festival Conference Room 4
Festival Building
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Aubrey Smiley · · 540-570-5147
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posted about this on Facebook 2012-03-02 15:33:28 -0500
Why push for a Constitutional Convention? There is broad agreement among both progressives and conservatives that a constitutional amendment will be required to overturn Citizens United. At this moment Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers, and a handful of other billionaires have already bought enough of Congressmen and women to render any resolutions, which simply call for Congress to amend the Constitution ineffectual. Congress will never amend the Constitution on its own just because we ask nicely. Fortunately, the Constitution provides an alternate path for amending the Constitution, which is to have two-thirds of the states call for a Constitutional Convention. While attempts to use this method have never resulted in an actual Convention, calls for a Constitutional Convention have played a vital role in many successful campaigns to amend the Constitution. The 17th Amendment, requiring the direct election of Senators, is the perfect example of how a nationwide pro-democracy movement, like ours, can successfully leverage the imminent threat of a Constitutional Convention. In 1893, Nebraska was the first state to have their legislature call for a Convention for the direct election of Senators. By the turn of the century an additional nine states had followed suit and in 1913 the movement had come within one state of reaching the two-thirds threshold that would force a convention. When it became clear to Congress that the 17th Amendment was going to happen one way or another they decided to preempt a Convention by passing it themselves. Having the states call for a Convention to add the 28th amendment to the Constitution is the only way to present Congress with a consequence to its continued inaction. When we win it will be through strength, not through weakness.
rsvped 2012-03-01 05:03:20 -0500
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rsvped 2012-03-01 05:03:18 -0500
posted about this on Facebook 2012-02-29 22:12:33 -0500
Sounds great but I will be out of town. I would like to learn more
posted about this on Facebook 2012-02-29 17:44:46 -0500
I'm liking it, good luck Aubrey!
posted about this on Facebook 2012-02-29 15:29:11 -0500
I won't be able to make it :| Have fun making plans though! :)
posted about this on Facebook 2012-02-29 13:19:42 -0500
so this isn't a Virginia Wolf literary club?
rsvped +2 2012-02-29 13:07:20 -0500
rsvped +3 2012-02-29 12:15:54 -0500
posted about this on Facebook 2012-02-28 15:38:39 -0500
Please RSVP: Virginia Wolf-PAC meeting. We can work together to fight Corporate Personhood!
rsvped +1 2012-02-28 15:37:44 -0500
rsvped 2012-02-28 15:37:34 -0500
is hosting. 2012-02-28 15:37:15 -0500

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