Note: Though the Split this Rock Poetry Festival is sold out, you do not need to be registered to take part in this action.
"The 2010 Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United equated money with speech. The resulting deluge of private, unaccountable money into America's political process has corrupted the system, effectively silencing the voices of the 99% who can't donate millions to a Super PAC. Join us at the Supreme Court to protest this perversion of our democracy!"
"As poets, we believe that only speech is speech, not money. We will join together at the Supreme Court to create a poetic form called a Cento. Please bring a line of poetry, yours or another's, that speaks to any of the following:
- an idea being drowned out by the noise of paid political advertisements
- the importance of multiple voices in public life
- the celebration of all the ways we exercise speech in the public realm: poetry and art, the letter to the editor, the vote, the protest, the prayer
In front of the Supreme Court