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Lelocks Trent
08-08-2012, 02:44 PM
Stampede to Amend: Fund the Amend-O-Matic
This campaign will receive all of the funds contributed by Mon Sep 24 at 11:59PM PT.
http://www.indiegogo.com/stampede

The Move to Amend coalition and Ben Cohen (of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream fame) are teaming up to launch this exciting project to reach everyday Americans and build the mass movement to amend the Constitution to abolish corporate personhood -- with your help!

Help us fund the construction of "The Amend-O-Matic" -- a giant machine/vehicle that will both serve as a public art spectacle, information center and money stamping machine where people can insert their dollar bills and receive them back imprinted with messages of "Corporations Aren't People. Money Isn't Speech." and "Not to Be Used for Bribing Politicians." and "The System Isn't Broken, It's Fixed."

The stamped bills will go into the money supply and circulate, educating everyone who uses them about corporate rule and the movement to abolish corporate personhood.



From September 24-December 16, the Amend-O-Matic will hit the road on a a nation-wide tour, visiting cities and towns across the United States, spreading the word about the movement to amend and how people can get involved. And in our wake, we will leave behind thousands and thousands of stamped bills, to keep the message circulating long after we've moved on to the next town.

Your IndieGoGo contribution will pay for the tour. If we can raise half of the costs ($20,000), Ben Cohen has generously agreed to match it and fund the other half of the tour expenses.

Please help us meet our goal!

The Amend-O-Matic will hit the following cities (subject to change, check our site for the most up to date information about the schedule: http://movetoamend.org/stampede)

OAKLAND, CA
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SANTA ROSA, CA
SAN JOSE, CA
LOS ANGELES, CA
KINGMAN, AZ
FLAGSTAFF, AZ
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
AMARILLO, TX
LAWRENCE, KS
KANSAS CITY, MO
SPRINGFIELD, MO
COLUMBIA, MO
ST LOUIS, IL
CARBONDALE, IL
LOUISVILLE, KY
DAYTON, OH
COLUMBUS, OH
PITTSBURGH, PA
ALTOONA, PA
HARRISBURG, PA
WASHINGTON, DC
PHILADELPHIA, PA
ALLENTOWN, PA
NEW YORK, NY
BROOKHAVEN, NY
NEW HAVEN, CT
HARTFORD, CT
PROVIDENCE, RI
WORCESTER, MA
SPRINGFIELD, MA
ALBANY, NY
UTICA, NY
SYRACUSE, NY
ROCHESTER, NY
BUFFALO, NY
ERIE, NY
CLEVELAND, OH
AKRON, OH
TOLEDO, OH
FORT WAYNE, IN
SOUTH BEND, IN
GARY, IN
CHICAGO, IL
CHAMPAIGN, IL
EVANSVILLE, IN
CLARKSVILLE, TN
NASHVILLE, TN
JACKSON, TN
MEMPHIS, TN
LITTLE ROCK, AR
SHREVEPORT, LA
JACKSON, MS
BATON ROUGE, LA
NEW ORLEANS, LA
MOBILE, AL
PENSACOLA, FL
TALLAHASSEE, FL
OCALA, FL
TAMPA, FL
ST PETERSBURG, FL
SARASOTA, FL
CAPE CORAL, FL
LAKELAND, FL
ORLANDO, FL
DAYTONA BEACH, FL
If all goes well we will plan to continue the tour into 2013 and travel through the rest of the country.



We've already received national media attention for just the idea of this project in Yahoo News, Huffington Post and RT -- we just need your support to make it real!

You may be asking, "is this legal?" and the answer is Yes! As long as the bills are not defaced with the intent to defraud or be rendered unusable, it is not illegal to stamp currency in this manner.

Please help us reach beyond the choir in a creative, spectacular way and get the word out to the American public that there is a movement to amend the Constitution and we need their participation.

And let's have fun doing it!

Your donation of at least $20 will get you your own stamp to get started and join the fun -- please be as generous as you can!!



If you live in one of the towns on the route and would be willing to help organize a workshop, host our organizers, or publicize our visit, please let us know!

And please let all of your friends know about this project!

kingh
08-08-2012, 03:35 PM
What a great post! Wish these guys were coming to Vermont, but I'm sure they will circulate well enough in a few years for me to get change for one.

333. Mutilation of national bank obligations
Whoever mutilates, cuts, defaces, disfigures, or perforates, or unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, or Federal Reserve bank, or the Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.