Resistance Campaigns to Corporate Power Harming People, Communities and Democracy
Corporations not only produce goods and services. They govern through their direct and indirect influence to shape laws, regulations and rights affecting every facet of our lives. Panelists will share their experiences of resisting corporate power and discuss ideas and strategies for asserting the rights of people to define their lives, and communities and how to ensure a livable world.
Molly is a co-founder of People’s Parity Project and the organization’s first Executive Director. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review in addition to working for a number of legal organizations committed to advancing justice for the most marginalized. Prior to law school, Molly spent three years with City Year New York, working to close the opportunity gap for students in Harlem and the Bronx and to empower young people to become civically engaged leaders.
Molly’s work with PPP is regularly featured in national outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, Business Insider, and elsewhere. Her writing has appeared in The American Prospect, Bloomberg Law, Teen Vogue, the Minnesota Reformer, among other outlets.
Molly is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Jeremy Brecher has participated in movements for nuclear disarmament, civil rights, peace, international labor rights, global economic justice, accountability for war crimes, climate protection, and many others. He is the author of fifteen books on labor and social movements, including the national best seller Strike!. He has received five regional Emmy awards for his documentary film work. He is currently the policy and research director for the Labor Network for Sustainability.
Joseph is President of the Ohio Farmers Union, a non-profit, non-partisan farm organization. The Farmers Union has adopted a campaign called “Fairness for Farmers” to raise awareness among legislators, agency officials and the public, about the destructive effects of corporate concentration in the U.S.
Joe is a 5th Generation Family Farmer, from Northeastern Ohio producing a variety of products. He has also served as the Director of Agricultural Programs for the Ohio Environmental Council (The OEC).
Keyan Bliss first joined Move to Amend in July 2013 as an intern. Inspired to join Move to Amend by his brother’s participation in the Occupy movement and student power movement, Keyan previously served as executive producer for Move to Amend’s online radio program Move to Amend Reports, and has served on Move to Amend’s National Board of Directors before joining the full-time staff. He previously started as its Communications Coordinator in 2015 before serving as its Grassroots Director in 2017, providing support for Move to Amend’s grassroots leaders and state networks.
Keyan is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.A. in political science. Alongside his work in the democracy movement, he is an abolitionist actively fighting for racial justice, police accountability, and decarceration within the Sacramento community. Keyan views the goal of ending corporate constitutional rights and money as protected speech to be a crucial first step towards leveling the playing field for all justice movements and creating lasting systemic change within US society. Once the “We the People” Amendment is adopted into the Constitution, he hopes to continue the work of constitutional renewal to include new bills of rights that expand the protection of civil liberties to all human beings without distinction.