The monologue “Justice John Paul Stevens Dissents” will be held on October 4 in Bloomington.
The monologue was written by local activist James Allison, and will be performed by actor, violinist and school board member Lois Sabo-Skelton. Sabo-Skelton says that they are doing the event on behalf of the Move To Amend Organization.
“The two ideas is that a corporation is not a speech and money is not a speech, and that’s what ‘Justice John Paul Stevens Dissents’ is all about.” Sabo-Skelton says.
The monologue, based on Stevens’ dissent from the 2010 Citizens United ruling, focuses on the corruptive potential of limitless corporate spending in our elections.
The performance will be followed by a question and answer period, and a reception. The performance is directed by Steve Krahnke, lighting and sound are by Andy Beargie. Sabo-Skelton explains her reasons for being involved in the performance.
“I am a violinist, I am an individual artist and I am very concerned about keeping our individual rights in our county,” Sabo-Skelton says, “Today, everything is so unequal with corporations having so much money that I feel like I have to come forth as an individual citizen and speak up.”
The performance will be held at 7pm on Oct 4th. It will take place in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2110 Fee Lane in Bloomington.
It is free and open to public.