|David Cobb, Speaker for MTA|
September 12th, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Arlington Heights Library
NWSOFA will hold it’s September Chapter Meeting (one of two). Our Issue teams will show how all issues are inter-related .. linked to Improving our Country for feature generations.
“Linking the Social Issues”
HealthCare (ACA) Reform
Immigration (CIR) Reform
Gun Violence Prevention (GVP)
Women s Equality (SWW)
Climate Change (CC)
Minimum Wage & Unemployment Extention (Fiscal)
Marriage Equality (ME)
In a rapid fire session each of the NWSOFA Issue Team Leads will position their Issues what we are doing to expand the awareness of each issue .. and how these issues are CONNECTED .. for creating a better society and better future for our great country.
“Money and Politics”
You are invited by the local Chapter of MTA to attend the MTA meeting with National Speaker, David Cobb, who is National Projects Director of Democracy Unlimited. He is a lawyer and political activist. David has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, run for political office himself, and has been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. He truly believes we must use ALL the tools in the toolbox to effect the systemic social change we so desperately need.
David’s talk focus’s his talk “Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule.” Part history lesson and part heart-felt-call to action, David will tell the story of the American creation myth and the Constitution as it pertains to Corporate Personhood and illegitimate but legal corporate constitutional rights.
David was born in San Leon, Texas and worked as a laborer before going to college. He graduated from the University of Houston Law School in 1993 and maintained a successful private law practice in Houston for several years before devoting himself to full time activism to achieve real democracy in the United States.
In 2002 David ran for Attorney General of Texas, pledging to use the office to revoke the charters of corporations that repeatedly violate health, safety and environmental laws. He did not win the office, but the Green Party of Texas grew dramatically during his campaign from four local chapters to twenty-six. In 2004, he ran for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket and successfully campaigned for the Ohio recount.