I’m excited and honored (and happy I get to bring my family) to be participating in Vermont’s first “Amendment Weekend.” Here’s the program. Click on the RSVP at the bottom if you want to participate.
Amendment Weekend w/ Lawrence Lessig & Bill McKibben
October 13 &14 —— THREE EVENTS FOR YOU!
We enthusiastically invite you to hear
LAWRENCE LESSIG and BILL MCKIBBEN:
In a few weeks Lawrence Lessig will be in Vermont.
He wants to meet with us to discuss where we should all be going together next in our Amendment Effort.
Last July, Senator Leahy held Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings on a Constitutional Amendment to rescind the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Professor Lessig was one of the star witnesses. Larry is the author of Republic Lost- How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop it. His lectures are available on the web, as is a fun interview he did w/ Jon Stewart on the Daily Show.
You all know Bill McKibben, who continues to fight to change the course of climate change devastation. Bill will preview his Climate Change Musical Road Show. You are invited!
Special Interest Money is destroying democracy and the environment.
Citizens United is one example among many of how this is happening.
Linking the Amendment and Environmental Movements will be a defining theme for the weekend.
OCT 13 – Saturday-
Lawrence Lessig & Bill McKibben
EVENT I: Professor Lessig
WHEN: 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon.
WHERE: University of Vermont. Lafayette Hall (next to Royall Tyler Theater). Room 108. Please get there at 4:45. Parking is available off Colchester Ave behind Ira Allen Chapel.
Larry’s message is, in part, that the threat to our Democracy and the need for a Constitutional Amendment goes well beyond Citizens United. What better subject when our election and lawmaking process seems to be controlled by special interest money.
After Larry’s talk we will break for some conversation, some food, & Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Please RSVP.
EVENT II: Bill Mckibben
WHEN: 7 PM Saturday evening
At 6:45 we will walk next door to Ira Allen Chapel for a dress rehearsal of Bill Mckibben’s new musical road show. Please RSVP if you want to attend. Seats will be reserved for you.
OCTOBER 14 — Sunday-
EVENT III – Amendment BBQ w/ Lawrence Lessig
WHEN: Sunday 4:30- 6:30+/-
Bring a dish, bring yourself, and share a unique opportunity to talk with Lawrence Lessig. Have a conversation with Larry over dinner. Amendment activists from around Vermont will be there. This is an organized potluck. We will provide the main course and drinks.
Please RSVP and let us know what you will contribute to the potluck—side dishes and desserts.
WHERE: Bill Butler/ Susan Harritt homestead
23 Bentley Lane, Jericho VT
Folks are welcome to stay longer, if the conversation continues.
Accommodations are available for those traveling from a distance.
All offers of help will be appreciated.
See you Oct. 13/14!
Bill Butler, Susan Harritt, Senator Ginny Lyons