Sunday, March 4, 2007 1:00pm
Salt Lake Main Branch Library Plaza Square, 200 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contact information: Eileen McCabe - 801-201-0219
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02.27.07 - Salt Lake City
The Desert Greens Green Party of Utah will host the "We the People March Forth" event on Sunday, March 4, 2007 in an effort to raise awareness about Constitutional Rights. The event is being held in solidarity with groups across the nation on this
national day of dialogues, action and celebration.
"The US Constitution has turned out to be a remarkably resilient blueprint. But democracy is messy, said Eileen McCabe, member of the American Constitution Society, and the Desert Greens Green Party of Utah. "For me, one of the best descriptions is from the film "The American President:"
'America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say, "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center-stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours." McCabe will be speaking on surveillance and the Patriot Act at the March Forth event.
Kathy Dopp of Utah Counts Votes states: "The declaration of independence says that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. Yet Utah's election officials and Utah State Records Committee recently decided that all of Utah's election records and election results data are secret and will be destroyed after 22 months "without opening". With no citizen oversight over elections and invisible e-ballots counted via secret software, we have no democracy in Utah. We the people must demand accountability and oversight of election results."'
Dopp will speak on voter's rights in Utah at the event.
Other speakers will include Rob Latham of the Libertarian Party,speaking on the rights of Congress to make war, and a member of the Brown Berets will speak on how the Bill of Rights is not reserved
only for citizens.
A reading of the Bill of Rights will begin at 1:00pm, interspersed with speeches, music, and spoken word.
At 2:00pm there will be a screening of Aaron Russo?s film, "America: Freedom to Fascism" inside the library.
Excellent photo and interview opportunities.
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