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Forum Post: Money as speech silences us all! End Citizens United! 4th of July Money Drop! PLEASE DONATE!

Posted 2 years ago on June 9, 2012, 2:42 a.m. EST by MicCheckWallSt (141)
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SEE THE POSTER:

http://miccheckwallst.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/MCWS-4th-of-july-money-drop-8.5x11.png

We're doing it again! But we need your help!

To help us reach our goal of $5000 we've setup a WePay page where you can donate a few spare dollars and help and be a part of it making it happen: https://www.wepay.com/donations/miccheckwallst-4th-of-july-money-drop

It's time we declared independence from Citizens United

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/citizens_united. The United States Supreme Court decision in Citizens United established money as speech, reaffirmed that corporations are people, and paved the way for a head-long rush towards plutocracy.

We think this is wrong and we hope you agree.

To protest this truly spectacular decision and raise awareness of the issue, we want to do something equally spectacular this July 4th.

Money is the new tea.

We intend to print this message: http://miccheckwallst.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/mcws-id4-money-drop-dollar.jpg on all the donated money before throwing off a building somewhere in Seattle on the 4th of July.

As much installation art as protest, we believe it will be powerful and we hope you'll contribute to making it a reality: https://www.wepay.com/donations/miccheckwallst-4th-of-july-money-drop

In addition to drawing attention to the issue ironically: a statement about money as speech by using money as speech; the money will naturally go back into general circulation. As it passes from hand to hand, from one person to the next, it will continue to spread it's message.

What the heck is a Money Drop and why would I donate any money to it?

Check out this video: http://www.facebook.com/v/3069683734562 we put together after the very successful Valentine's Day money drop: http://miccheckwallst.org/2012/01/30/valentines-day-money-drop-2-14-12/ and see for yourself.  And don't worry - all donations will go directly towards being thrown off a building! And just in case you were wondering... (somewhat ironically) all donations are also tax deductible!

Make a statement. Take a stand. Be a part of history.

4th of July Money Drop

Declare independence from Citizens United! 1) Stamp money. 2) Find building. 3) Throw it off.

MicCheckWallStreet.

Interested in organizing your own money drop? DOWNLOADABLE TEMPLATES: 8.5x11" 3-UP FOR ALL INKJET PRINTERS: http://miccheckwallst.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/MCWS-4th-of-july-money-drop-template-8.5x11-3up.pdf 6.14x2.61" SINGLE FOR CAPABLE INKJET PRINTERS: http://miccheckwallst.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/MCWS-4th-of-july-money-drop-template-6.14x2.61.pdf

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The intent behind stamping, printing on, or writing on currency with respect to #MicCheckWallStreet in general, or this specific action is not to render any money unfit to be reissued, and in fact the hope is that all the money will circulate as much as possible, and remain in circulation for as long as possible. Please use any of the templates for stamping, printing or writing on currency and or engage in this action at your own legal risk.

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[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

Money is a problem. But not nearly the problem that the people's ignorance and apathy is.

[-] 1 points by MicCheckWallSt (141) 2 years ago

Truth.