Thom is a real progressive.
When in Oregon, he bucked both major parties to support real campaign finance reform--Measures 46 and 47 of 2006.
Thom Hartmann speaking on Passing the 28th Amendment:
Ending Corporate Dominance
Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
First Unitarian Church, 12th and Main, downtown Portland
Cost: $5-$20; no one turned away for lack of funds.
Tickets available at the door or at First Unitarian Church on Sundays.
"Right through the worst of the Bush years and into the present, Thom Hartmann has been one of the very few voices constantly willing to tell the truth. Rank him up there with Jon Stewart, Bill Moyers, and Paul Krugman for having the sheer persistent courage of his convictions." — Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth
Thom Hartmann returns to Portland for the Sewell Lecture: Speaking of Justice at the First Unitarian Church on Friday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m. His talk will be followed by a gathering of Community-based organizations working for economic and social justice in Portland. Books will be available as well as refreshments at the community gathering following the Lecture.
His book Unequal Protection tracks the history of the loss of democracy in America. About Unequal Protection, Paul Hawken writes, "Beneath the success and rise of American enterprise is an untold history that is antithetical to every value Americans hold dear. This is a seminal work, a godsend really, a clear message to every citizen about the need to reform our country, laws, and companies."
To remedy the legal blunder of corporate personhood and the court created doctrine that Money Equals Speech, Hartmann will speak on specific action steps that can be taken by citizens, courts, legislatures, and local communities.
Thom Hartmann has spent much of his life working with and for the international Salem relief organization (www.saleminternational.org) and he and his wife Louise founded a community for abused children in New Hampshire (www.salemchildrensvillage.org) and a school for learning disabled and ADHD kids (www.hunterschool.org).
Sponsored by the Progressive Party.
Location of event: http://www.firstunitarianportland.org/contact/directions-a-parking