#DemocracySpring - March and Sit-in to Save Democracy via @DemSpring

Today’s activism: Democracy Spring - a march and sit-in of historic proportions to save our democracy.

If you’re sick and tired of big money holding our democracy hostage, get involved with Democracy Spring. This isn’t an ask to sign a petition or to call your congress-person (though, keep doing those things), this campaign has the potential to be one of the largest civil disobedience actions in a generation. 

This April 2nd, thousands will come together to march from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, the birthplace of our nation, to the U.S Capitol in Washington DC, where a peaceful massive sit-in will take place April 11th-16th to... 

“...demand a Congress that will take immediate action to end the corruption of big money in politics and ensure free and fair elections in which every American has an equal voice.”

According to Democracy Spring, over 2,000 people have already pledged to risk arrest. A coalition of over 50 organizations are working together to lead this effort and will provide necessary training and legal support to all who join. 

Getting money out of politics is not just a progressive issue - this is perhaps the one issue that brings people together across ideological divides. Working together to fix this problem is how we heal from the fractured, polarized world we currently live in. It’s time to take action! 

  

TAKE ACTION:

Visit democracyspring.org to sign up as a volunteer to help organize this event, pledge your participation in April, or donate. 

Follow @DemSpring on Twitter for the latest updates on the campaign. 

Engage with the campaign via #DemocracySpring on social media.

Donate to support the campaign at democracyspring.org/donate

Questions? Visit the Democracy Spring FAQ page

Sources/further reading:

"Open Letter: Let's Sit-in to Save Democracy from the Billionaire Class" via The Nation 

DemocracySpring.org

Hear the segment in context:

Episode #996 http://www.bestoftheleft.com/_996_heart_of_dark_money_money_in_politics 

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman.


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