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Human Banner Ocean Beach: Dump Citizens United
by D. Boyer (dinaboyer2 [at] gmail.com)
Saturday Oct 13th, 2012 8:05 PM
I photographed the human banner on October 13, 2012 at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. The human banner said DUMP CITIZENS UNITED.
While photographing the banner, I did not understand what they meant or who Citizens United was, but now I know. I was asked by many people at the scene what the term meant, and I shrugged my shoulders and said I don't know. On their website Citizens United it says they are an organization that "dedicated to restoring our government to citizens' control. Through a combination of education, advocacy, and grass roots organization, Citizens United seeks to reassert the traditional American values of limited government, freedom of enterprise, strong families, and national sovereignty and security. Citizens United's goal is to restore the founding fathers' vision of a free nation, guided by the honesty, common sense, and good will of its citizens."
This event was organized by a Brad Newsham, Andrew Boyd and John Sellers. They have a website humanbannersf. This event was a "a collaboration between Brad and The Other 98%, with support from CREDO Mobile, Code Pink, Common Cause, Courage Campaign, Democrats.com, Move to Amend, Public Citizen, Roots Action, Ruckus Society, and unPAC.org.
The people who formed the banner lined up and joined hands at the edge of the surf.
§DUMP CITIZENS UNITED
by D. Boyer Saturday Oct 13th, 2012 8:05 PM
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§DUMP CITIZENS UNITED
by D. Boyer Saturday Oct 13th, 2012 8:05 PM
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§DUMP CITIZENS UNITED
by D. Boyer Saturday Oct 13th, 2012 8:05 PM
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§DUMP CITIZENS UNITED
by D. Boyer Saturday Oct 13th, 2012 8:05 PM
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§DUMP CITIZENS UNITED
by D. Boyer Saturday Oct 13th, 2012 8:05 PM
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§DUMP CITIZENS UNITED
by D. Boyer Saturday Oct 13th, 2012 8:05 PM
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§Lining up on the surf
by D. Boyer Saturday Oct 13th, 2012 8:05 PM
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You Describe the Wrong Citizens UnitedJesse DTuesday Oct 16th, 2012 2:02 AM
Thank you Ross and Craig W for the information and clarificationD. BoyerSunday Oct 14th, 2012 5:22 PM
Citizens United is on the Ballot in San Francisco this NovmeberRossSunday Oct 14th, 2012 1:45 AM
The human banner was in protest of the Citizens United vs. FEC Supreme Court RulingCraig WSaturday Oct 13th, 2012 10:18 PM