Hello, and thank you for choosing to march against corruption.
The March Against Corruption is an international campaign to raise awareness about the corrupting influence of money and special interests in governance and public policy making; to provide a forum for people, to organize and speak out against corruption; and to educate the public about the consequences of corruption.
Get more information or join our efforts by visiting: MarchAgainstCorruption.com
Saint Paul, Minnesota Event Details:
November 2nd, 2013
LOCATION: Minnesota State Capitol Grounds
A BROAD VIEW OF THE DAY:NOONTIME – Volunteers, organizations, and individuals are welcome to arrive to set up.
1:00pm – Our event begins with individuals engaging in outreach and discussion.
2:00pm – Speakers will begin to take the mic around this time.
3:00pm – We prepare to march and shut off the mic.
3:15pm – Together, we march against corruption. 4:45pm – We return from marching against corruption.
*Please see each topic below for more information. Schedule may be subject to change.
WHAT TO DO TO PREPARE:
- Bring sunscreen, a jacket, possibly a hat and mittens.
- Bring snacks! Food vendors not permitted.
- Bring a blanket or chair.
- Bring a banner or signs that say interesting things.
- Robin Monahan – Saint Paul Move To Amend
- Michael Cavlan – Anti-Corruption Activist
- Wes Hanson – The Zeitgeist Movement
- Misty Rowan – Spoken Word Poet
- Sam Wagner - Anti-Capitalist & Environmentalist
- Amber Garland – Chair of the Green Party of MN
- Liane Gale – Solidarity Activist Caucus, Co-Chair of the St. Paul and 4th C.D. Green Party
If you would like to be added to our growing list of speakers on corruption please contact us as soon as possible. If you come to the event prepared to speak and connect with an organizer we will try to add you to our list. Please note that speakers may be refused dependent upon notice and the time. Musicians and other entertainers are also welcomed.
MARCH AGAINST CORRUPTION ALLIES:
The march against corruption is a collaborative event brought to you through the grassroots efforts of individuals and the collective support brought to us by: St. Paul Area – Move to Amend, Idle No More – Minnesota, Green Party of MN, OccupyMN, Occupy Twin Ports, Occupy Black Friday, March Against Monsanto, People Over Politics, and The United Police State of America
Our global campaign also has the support of many other groups.
PARKING & TRANSIT INFO:
Parking is NOT REGULATED in the metered state capitol lots during the November 2nd event. If you are going to utilize public transit you can plan your trip using the Metro Transit website.
The capitol staff recommend that we park in the following lots: AA, F, I,J,K,Q, and in the Centennial Parking Ramp. Metered parking is not enforced within lots, but street parking will be enforced. If you park in the Centennial Ramp do not pay to enter. The Centennial Ramp is open without charge, but if you pay, you will not be refunded.
**ADA Accessible recommendations: Parking Lot F and Centennial Parking Lot
STATEMENT ON NONVIOLENCE:
Corruption does not present itself as one entity. So, as we unite in a showing of international solidarity, we will take direct action to fight corruption by employing diverse tactics to combat this diverse enemy. In order to do this we must prepare ourselves emotionally, mentally, and spiritually before we act. We must recognize that our opposition is to a system of violence and militarism, and not toward any individual person or entity. In order to continue to spread awareness about corruption and create positive change, we must ensure that our tactics are positive contributions to our cause…