“He who in given cases consents to obey his fellows with servility, and who submits his will, and even his thoughts, to their control, how can he pretend that he wishes to be free?”
― Alexis de Tocqueville,
When the government becomes part of the problem CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE becomes the tool the people are obliged to use in order to be heard. This is the era of rampant corruption, a system that has corporations at the top of the social strata, the greatest danger to democracy today is the ” PEOPLE’S”passivity that allows the collusion between the government and corporations to remain unchecked.
Our Demands – Democracy Spring
THERE ARE REAL AND IMMEDIATE SOLUTIONS – SUPPORTED BY DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ALIKE – THAT WOULD REDUCE THE CORRUPTION OF BIG IN POLITICS AND PROTECT FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS FOR ALL.
Democracy Spring demands that Congress pass four bills that have already been introduced and confirm a nominee to SCOTUS who will ensure an end to legalized political corruption and support equal voting rights for all: one person, one vote.
HERE ARE OUR DEMANDS:
PASS THE VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACT (H.R. 2867, S. 1659)
This would restore the protections against voting discrimination that were struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in its Shelby County v. Holder decision, and make additional, critical updates to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
PASS THE VOTER EMPOWERMENT ACT (H.R. 12)
This would modernize voter registration, prevent deceptive practices that keep people from the ballot box and ensure equal access to voting for all.
PASS THE DEMOCRACY FOR ALL AMENDMENT (H.J.RES. 22, S.J.RES. 5)
This would overturn U.S. Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United and allow elected representatives to set common sense limits on money in elections.
PASS THE GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE & FAIR ELECTIONS NOW ACTS (H.R. 20 AND S. 1538)
This would encourage and amplify small contributions from everyday Americans by matching small donors with limited public funds.
CONFIRM A SUPREME COURT NOMINEE WHO WILL ENSURE POLITICAL EQUALITY BY VOTING TO PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS AND END THE CORRUPTION OF BIG MONEY IN POLITICS.
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