January 20, 2012 – Move to Amend Occupies the Courts!

Jan 20, 2012: Occupy the Courts!Call to Action

Inspired by our friends at Occupy Wall Street, and Dr. Cornel West, Move To Amend is planning bold action to mark the second anniversary of the infamous Citizens United v. FEC decision!

Occupy the Courts will be a one day occupation of Federal courthouses across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday January 20, 2012.

Move to Amend volunteers across the USA will lead the charge on the judiciary which created — and continues to expand — corporate personhood rights.

Americans across the country are on the march, and they are marching OUR way. They carry signs that say, “Corporations are NOT people! Money is NOT Speech!” And they are chanting those truths at the top of their lungs! The time has come to make these truths evident to the courts.

➤➤ Join us Friday, January 20, 2012 at a Federal Court building near you! Click here to sign up.

Sites (so far)

Click the push pins for court address and organizer contact information. Click here to view this map in a separate window with a list of locations.

View MTA Occupy the Courts in a larger map

Organizing Resources


Obtaining a Permit

To obtain a permit for your action, contact the Court you will be targeting and submit this application (pdf) to the GSA Facilities Manager. Find out how they want you to submit the permit application, often times it can be done by fax.


This folder contains handbills and posters to promote your event. Black & white or color options in each download folder. Click the links to begin downloads.

Handbills have a letter to Occupy events from MTA on the back - if that isn't useful for your outreach just print side one.

Poster in Spanish

Action Materials

Informational Resources

Spread the Word

Additional Resources

➤➤ Join us Friday, January 20, 2012 at a Federal Court building near you! Click here to sign up.

If you have additional questions or ideas contact us: OccupyTheCourts@MoveToAmend.org.