Forget city hall and civic plazas. Angry citizens will be airing their beefs at federal courthouses on Jan. 20 –- but not through litigation.
Occupy the Courts, organized by a group called Move to Amend http://movetoamend.org/, is being billed as a “one day occupation of federal courthouses across the country.” The protestors are mad as hell about the Citizens United decision and they’re marking the second anniversary with a nationwide courts confab. The Move to Amend Web site says protests are planned at courthouses from Eureka to San Diego in California.
Now, anyone who’s been through a security screening at a federal building recently knows they aren’t exactly warm and welcoming places for “occupations.” But Occupy organizers are supplying public building use applications for those interested along with instructions for contacting facilities managers. No word on how courthouse security folks are handling those protest plans.
Organizers have also provided handy templates for creating posters, handbills and a “Corporate Personhood Costume” for the event.