Citizens United protest procession to take place Thursday

Citizens United protest procession to take place Thursday

Marchers, musicians and concerned citizens are invited to take part in a funeral procession style march in Wichita to protest and raise awareness of the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case.

The funeral procession theme is intended to represent the death of democracy due to the Citizens United decision.

The Jan. 21, 2010 decision in the Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission case basically extended the concept of Freedom of Speech in regard to political activism and contribution to officially extend to corporate entities as well as private individuals.

The procession, which will include a New Orleans-style dirge band, will begin at noon at the corner of Broadway and Douglas and will march to the federal courthouse at the corner of Third and Market.

Organizers ask that those who wish to attend wear warm, black clothing, and would like musicians to bring their instruments. Signs protesting the decision and describing the effects of big money contributions to state and federal elections are encouraged.

This is intended to be a NON-partisan event.

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