PPJ has a booth this week at the Sandusky County Fair (Aug. 19-24).
Our major themes:
- Get Money Out of Politics: Corporations are not persons and money is not speech.
We are featuring materials and petitions from Move to Amend. Move to Amend is a grassroots movement to reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.
- The Cost of War and Militarism
Every minute, the United States government spends $1.2 million on the military. What if we redirected that money to the real needs of our communities? See AFSC’s One Minute for Peace Campaign.
On several afternoons some recent Ross High School graduates are featuring cookies made with non-GMO ingredients. We’ll have some information on hand about why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) may be a threat to the environment and health. We also want to ask why that in the U.S., the government has approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the same corporations that created them and profit from their sale. We also note that these corporations are blocking efforts to label foods that have GMO ingredients. All the more reason for Move to Amend, we suggest!