6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, May 21, 2019
Central Library, Madison Public Library
Paul Cienfuegos is the National Director of Community Rights US. They work to dismantle corporate constitutional so-called “rights” and assert the people's inherent right to govern themselves. He has been leading workshops across the US since 1995, helping communities to pass legally groundbreaking laws that ban a variety of harmful corporate activities and enshrine the right to local self-governance. Paul is the founding director of Community Rights US.
Paul’s workshop will focus on “We the People”. We are more powerful than we dare to believe. For almost two centuries now, since large corporations started to win Constitutional so-called "rights", We’ve forgotten that nation designed corporations as a legal fiction, chartered to serve a specific public need and to cause no harm. If we understand that corporations were designed to serve us, not to rule us, we can reclaim our sovereignty. What would this look like at the county level? What do the majority of county residents want regarding water policy, land use policy, cell phone tower policy, economic development policy, etc.? Local residents need to shift their activism towards more effective tactics and strategies that rein in corporations and give citizens what they want for their communities.