Jefferson County Move to Amend film screening of The New Corporation
6:30 PM, Monday, May 9, 2022 PST Please join Meaningful Movies Port Townsend and co-sponsor Jefferson County Move to Amend for our online screening of The New Corporation.
Join us via Zoom. https://zoom.us/j/96698666643
Panel follows screening.
Linda Brewster is a retired psychologist and member of the local chapter of Move to Amend in Jefferson County. She was a volunteer for and, in 2016, the campaign chair for Washington State’s Initiative 735. the initiative to Get Big Money out of Elections and to overturn corporate personhood rights. She is currently president of Fix Democracy First, a non-partisan organization whose mission is to work for the will of the people and not the power of money.
Crystie Kisler is co-founder of Finnriver Farm & Cidery, a 50 acre organic farm and craft Cidery operating a rural community gathering space with a mission to reconnect people to the land that sustains us and to grow community. A former school teacher and environmental educator, Crystie and her partners came into business with an aspiration to try to ‘do good’ with their company. They became a Certified B Corporation to establish accountability for their commitment to the quadruple bottom line of people, planet, purpose and profit. Crystie will share her perspectives on that effort.
A long-time activist and recovering Seattle-ite, Lisa worked for many years toward universal health care with Washington Community Action Network. Now retired to the Peninsula, she is on the Indivisible Sequim steering committee and is proud to have been part of the campaign that ousted four right-wing extremists on the Sequim City Council last November. She’s also on the board of PSARA, Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action and will talk about how corporations are working to fully privatize Medicare through Medicare Advantage and ACO REACH.
About the Host
Jefferson County Move to Amend (Jeffco MTA) is a local affiliate of the Move to Amend Coalition (MTA). We are dedicated to passing a constitutional amendment to reverse a series of Supreme Court decisions that allow corporate power and money in politics to undermine our democracy. An early court decision that corporations are “people” is allowing corporations to protect their interests by claiming human constitutional rights, and a recent decision that money spent influencing public policy is “free speech” means it cannot be regulated. Some proposed amendment bills would require disclosure of political donations or allow states to regulate them, but only the We the People Amendment clarifies that corporations are not people and are subject to regulation by people, and that political contributions must be regulated to guarantee that all people are representation equally, regardless of our economic status. In 2016 Jeffco MTA helped pass a statewide initiative asking our elected officials to support passage of the We the People Amendment, and we maintain pressure on our congress members to cosponsor HJR 48, the House bill for this amendment.