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August 2011

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POCLAD Urges Attend Conference 9/24-25 at Harvard U

We are an anchoring organization within the growing effort at, which is a coalition demanding that we abolish corporate personhood.

As part of the growing democracy movement, we are pleased to forward the notice below from our colleagues at Fix Congress First. Please note that while POCLAD does not necessarily support or oppose the concept of an Article V Constitutional Convention at this time, we think it is a tactic and strategy worthy of discussion.

We are proud to point out that POCLAD principal David Cobb will be participating as a representative of and we hope you will attend if you can.

If you come, be sure to tell David hello and let him know you are a POCLAD supporter!


FIX CONGRESS FIRST is writing to invite you to attend (at no charge) this important event:

Conference on the Constitutional Convention
Harvard Law School - Pound Hall's Ropes Gray Room
1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.
September 24th (9AM) and 25th (noon), 2011. Free admission.

For more info, visit:

From both the Right and the Left, citizens are increasingly coming to recognize that our Republic does not work. Reform of any kind is stalled by a status quo that profits from blocking change. No side in the political debate benefits from this inertia.

Article V provides for a Constitutional Convention as a way to escape captured government: If two-thirds of the state legislatures pass resolutions calling for a convention, then all sides will have the opportunity to argue for the changes they believe will restore our Republic. Any amendment proposed must then be ratified by three fourths of the states to become law.

On September 24th and 25th, people from across America and across the political spectrum will convene at Harvard University to discuss the advisability and feasibility of organizing towards a Constitutional Convention. The conference's lead organizers include proponents and opponents of an Article V convention and we actively encourage the participation of those who support a convention, those who are ambivalent, and those who oppose holding a convention at all.

The conference is sponsored by Harvard, Fix Congress First, and the Tea Party Patriots. You can review the agenda and register, for free for the time being, at

For more info, visit the website:; or email:


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