Leelanau Independent Women for Democratic Action meet Sept. 13


From staff reports

Six women from the Leelanau Independent Women for Democratic Action (LIWDA) attended the Democracy Convention in Madison from Aug. 24-27. They included Barb Schneider, Betty Bushey, Jenny Olson, BJ Christensen, Betsy Johnson and Elsie Peterson. Attendees from across the country learned about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) made up of legislators and leaders from the business world who write model legislation together and then pass these laws in their own states including Michigan. They also learned about Move to Amend, a movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to abolish corporate personhood, to bring an end to corporate rule in America (made possible in large part by the Citizen’s United case) and how to legalize democracy for all people.

To learn which companies and legislators are writing our laws and the wording of these laws, visit www.ALECexposed.org. Also check out www.movetoamend.org. To learn more about what individuals can do, attend the next LIWDA meeting on September 13, at 4 p.m. at The Leelanau School north of Glen Arbor.

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