Supporting the DISCLOSE Act

Posted June 14, 2011 in Redwood City, Social Action

Resilience Circle organizers Veronica Palmer and Aaron Castle pose as “Liberty under Siege” to help collect signatures for the California DISCLOSE Act at the Redwood City Parade.
Participants in the Resilience Circle at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City California (UUFRC) voted to focus on corporate personhood as their first social action project. As their first action, six participants appeared on the sidewalks of downtown Redwood City after the annual 4th of July Parade to collect signatures for the California Clean Money Campaign. AB 1148, or the California DISCLOSE Act, requires candidates to “stand by their ad” and disclose which special interests are behind multi-million dollar ad campaigns.

Six participants in the Redwood City resilience circle appeared to collect signatures: Candace Anderson, Thomas Atwood, Kitty Bownass, Aaron, Veronica, and George Sliter. Small consciousness-raising groups like resilience circles can be a very effective way to build organizing capacity as well as mutual support. Future actions envisioned by the Redwood City circle include organizing in support of a city council resolution to amend the US constitution to deny corporations the constitutional rights of natural persons.