Right now, hundreds of people are sitting-in on the steps of the US Capitol demanding an equal voice and an equal vote. As this email is being written, they are being taken away by police, one by one, because Congress would rather arrest over 1,000 people than simply do its job to end the corruption of big money in politics and guarantee our right to vote.
With the corporate media refusing to pay attention to this burgeoning movement, we need your help to spread the word. Share this graphic to tell the world what is happening. By the close of today—after an eight-day barrage of nonviolent sit-ins—we will have committed the largest act of civil disobedience of this 21st century in America. The weather is changing in this country. The American people are no longer going to allow the corrupt political establishment go forward unopposed; we are no longer going to allow our voices to be silenced or our communities to be forsaken by a Congress that is bought and sold to the highest bidder.
Going forward, every candidate and every politician will have a choice: side with the people and commit to fundamental reforms that would give us a real democracy, or expect growing grassroots resistance at your fundraisers, your debates, your campaign events, and ultimately, at the polls.
We have no time for this corrupt status quo that results in so much destruction and pain. Our planet has no time. Our people have no time. We are taking mass nonviolent action to make 2016 a referendum on whether we have a democracy that can address the moral crises of our time or a plutocracy that sacrifices the public good for private profit.
Curt & the DS Team
Democracy Spring · United States