Guv cand Whitney (G-IL) with Move to Amend 8/23/10

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Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney will hold two events this Monday, August 23rd, with representatives from the organization Move to Amend in Springfield. Move to Amend is a consortium of over fifty organizations that are rallying against the creation of the classification of corporate personhood.

The day will begin with a meet and greet with supporters from Noon to 1 PM at the Trout Lily Café. During the event, Mr. Whitney will address the crowd regarding the current campaign and touch on such topics as campaign finance reform and the Blagojevich trial. Mr. Whitney will be joined by Laird and Robin Monahan. They are two brothers who are walking across the United States to raise awareness about the need for a constitutional amendment to abolish corporate personhood. Mr. Whitney will then hold a joint press conference with members of Move to Amend from 1:30 PM to 2 PM in the Blue Room at the Illinois State Capitol.

“I am delighted to be able to participate in these two events with the Monahan brothers” Mr. Whitney explained. “This presents a great opportunity for my campaign to highlight the fact that we don’t accept corporate campaign contributions in any form. This is especially timely given the recent attention on the issues facing Illinois politics that were highlighted by the Rod Blagojevich trial. Move to Amend is helping to shed light on the dangers of too much corporate power in the political arena and I am happy to be able to hold these two events with them.”

Monday, August 23rd

Who: Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney

What: Meet and greet with Laird and Robin Monahan

When:  Noon to 1 PM

Where: Trout Lily Café

218 S. 6th St.

Springfield, IL

Who: Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney

What: Joint press conference with representatives from Move to Amend

When:  1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Where: Blue Room

Illinois State Capitol

Springfield, IL

Rich Whitney is a 55-year-old civil rights and employment lawyer from Carbondale. As a lawyer, he has fought for working people who have lost their jobs or had their rights violated. A founder of the Illinois Green Party, he has long been politically active in support of the labor, health-care reform, environmental, civil rights, and peace movements. In 2006, he served as the Green Party’s first candidate for Governor, winning over 360,000 votes and making it possible for Illinois voters to have a third choice on the ballot statewide.

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