Five months ago, two brothers—both veterans and both in their sixties—set out to walk across the US for democracy.

Like the overwhelming majority of Americans, Laird and Robin Monahan disagreed strongly with the 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that confirmed that “corporations are persons” and have the constitution right of “free speech” under the First Amendment. But, instead of getting cynical, they got walking.

Starting in San Francisco May 16, they headed east along Highway 50, speaking along the way with local citizens and the media, demonstrating in front of state capitals, and connecting with Move to Amend supporters and allied grassroots groups in small towns and large cities across the country. Read their blog and press accounts at

On October 20, the Monahan Brothers end their historic walk by crossing the Arlington Memorial Bridge into Washington, DC.

Join Move to Amend in Washington to welcome them at the bridge and rally at the Lincoln Memorial and U.S. Capitol for an end to corporate personhood and corporate “free speech”.

We invite you to be part of this event to:

• celebrate the end of their 158-day “Walk Across America for Democracy”

• rally against unlimited corporate money in elections that drowns out the voice of “we the people”

• rally to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to end corporate personhood and the false notion that money is equivalent to speech.

The Monahan brothers in St. Louis

Save the Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

10:00am: Meet at west end of Arlington Memorial Bridge to welcome Laird and Robin and walk with them to the Lincoln Memorial

12:00 noon to 1:30 pm: Rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

1:30 pm: Leave Lincoln Memorial and walk to the U.S. Capitol Building for a second rally at 3:00 pm.

6:00 to 8:00 pm: Celebration and reception at Busboys & Poets at 5th and K (

For more information and to read the full text of the email from Move to Amend, click here.

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