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.
As a first step, we will demand that the California legislature take three urgent actions:
- Issue a formal call for a federal Constitutional Convention to propose an Amendment outlawing big money corruption by passing Assembly Joint Resolution 1 (AJR1).
- 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).
- 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.
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SF Green Party
CA National Organization for Women
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East Point Peace Academy
National Election Integrity Coalition
Citizens for a Bribe Free government
Occupy Democracy - Pasadena
CSUN Young Democrats
San Francisco 99% Coalition
Team Love LA
Justice Protection Project
Orange County Wave of Action
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