It's time we march for democracy

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Citizens United. The most expensive election in U.S. history. McCutcheon. Big money's corruption of American politics is so complete that we can no longer deny the truth: democracy is dead in America. Plutocracy, government by and for the wealthy, is here.

The voices of the 99% have been silenced by the deafening demands of moneyed interests. The principle of “one person, one vote” has been quietly abolished in favor of the corporate mantra, “one dollar, one vote”. As long as this corruption lasts, real change won’t come. It’s time for the millions of Americans who believe in true political equality to stand up and fight.

From the international "March Against Corruption" protests, to the statewide New Hampshire Rebellion, to civil disobedience in the chamber of the Supreme Court itself, more and more people are stepping up and joining the struggle to reclaim democracy for the 99%. Our movement is growing and our message is spreading.

Now it’s time to raise the stakes and take the fight for democracy to a whole new level.

On Saturday, May 17th, we gathered in Los Angeles to begin a 480-mile march over the mountains and across the valleys of California on our way to the capitol in Sacramento, all to bring a simple demand to the political leaders of our nation’s largest state: publicly acknowledge the crisis of corruption and take immediate action to end it.

Help us amplify our demand by adding your name to the petition we'll be delivering at the capitol!

As a first step, we will demand that the California legislature take three urgent actions:

  1. Issue a formal call for a federal Constitutional Convention to propose an Amendment outlawing big money corruption by passing Assembly Joint Resolution 1 (AJR1).
  2. Give California's voters the chance to formally instruct the US Congress to propose such an Amendment and the California legislature to ratify it by passing Senate Bill 1272 (SB1272).
  3. Start reining in unlimited, anonymous big money in elections by passing the DISCLOSE Act to require the top donors to be prominently revealed in every political ad they fund.


If we arrive in Sacramento after our 37-day march and our demands have not been fully met, then we will nonviolently occupy the capitol until they are. We the people will no longer stand idly by while our government is bought and sold to the highest bidder. We will force our political leaders to come over to the side of the people and push for the end to big money corruption and the beginning of a representative democracy that is dependent upon the people alone.


A call for fundamental change from California will send a message of hope throughout the country that something big is coming, a movement of the 99% that the people can proudly call their own. Join us, and help turn the tide.

Signup to support the California March for Democracy, or declare your solidarity by adding your name below!

Featured Endorsements:

Endorsements from Organizations

MoveOn

WolfPAC

Rootstrikers

Money Out / Voters In

Dream Defenders

Courage Campaign

California Nurses Association

California Clean Money Campaign

Sunflower Alliance

$$$ Out! People In! Coalition

Dolores Huerta Foundation

28ers

SF Green Party

CA National Organization for Women

Occupy Orange County

Occupy SF

Stamp Stampede

Project Censored

East Point Peace Academy

National Election Integrity Coalition

Citizens for a Bribe Free government

Writeindependent.org

Occupy Democracy - Pasadena

CSUN Young Democrats

San Francisco 99% Coalition

Team Love LA

Justice Protection Project

Orange County Wave of Action

SF 99 percent

ENOUGH!

Alerta Cali

Riverside All of Us or None

 

Featured Individual Endorsements

Lawrence Lessig

Dolores Huerta

Noam Chomsky

Derek Cressman

Ben Cohen

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  • Peace Fresno endorsed 2014-07-04 07:59:11 -0700
    Our anti-war organization encourages nonviolent actions to make change happen. Peace Fresno members will continue to endorsed this movement!
  • american coalition for good government endorsed 2014-06-30 09:01:14 -0700
    I’m sorry i found out about this too late to make a real contribution. it seems there is a news blackout. please keep me informed about future efforts as i would be glad to assist in any way i can. God bless all righteous efforts.
  • @delphinebrody tweeted link to this page. 2014-06-26 10:38:35 -0700
    I'm endorsing March for Democracy. Please join me! http://www.marchfordemocracy.org/call_to_action?recruiter_id=33866
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  • Occupy Sacramento endorsed 2014-06-26 10:36:49 -0700
    Occupy Sac enthusiastically endorses 99Rise’s March for Democracy and its present campaign of ongoing nonviolent direct actions at the California State Capitol to demand that we do away with the corrupting influence of big money in politics, end the plutocracy that has gripped this country’s political process, and let real democracy fluorish.
  • endorsed 2014-06-21 20:25:49 -0700
    As a disabled old guy, I won’t be joining you physically, but I’m with you otherwise.


    I would like to correspond with someone about an idea to end the bribery (and that is what this is all about) some of us have been discussing. Please drop me an email.
  • endorsed 2014-06-21 15:45:28 -0700
    Corporations are not people and money is not speach.
  • endorsed 2014-06-21 05:44:35 -0700
    Let’s bring back true democracy to the US!
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    Awesome job, everyone!
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  • @Alfredo_Al_Nava tweeted link to this page. 2014-06-15 17:18:42 -0700
    I'm endorsing March for Democracy. Please join me! http://www.marchfordemocracy.org/call_to_action?recruiter_id=32711
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    I'm endorsing March for Democracy. Please join me! http://www.marchfordemocracy.org/call_to_action?recruiter_id=31180
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  • endorsed 2014-06-10 07:54:55 -0700
    Let’s help our leaders by removing the temptation for material enrichment.
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    Take down the lobbyist!
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