31 minutes | Mar 28th 2016

04 #DemocracySpring - The Largest Act of Civil Disobedience This Century

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An interview with Democracy Spring organizer Kia NewKirk From Monday, April 11th through at least Saturday, April 16th, thousands of Americans have pledged to sit-in on the Capitol building in Washington DC in what will be the largest act of civil disobedience this century.  From DemocracySpring.org: WHEN IS DEMOCRACY SPRING? April 2nd-11th: March from Philadelphia, PA to Washington, D.C. April 11th-18th: Mass nonviolent sit-ins and legal protests at the Capitol in DC. WHO IS ORGANIZING DEMOCRACY SPRING? Democracy Spring is being organized by a growing coalition of over 100 organizations, including a steering committee made up of 99Rise, Avaaz, Democracy Matters, Energy Action Coalition, the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU), and the United States Student Association (USSA). We are united by these principles of unity. You can see the list of endorsing organizations at the bottom of the home page. If your organization would like to sign on as an endorsing organization please email democracyspring@gmail.com and let us know! WHAT EXACTLY ARE WE DEMANDING THAT CONGRESS DO? Our collective demand to Congress is that it take immediate action to end the corruption of big money in politics and ensure free & fair elections in which every American has an equal voice. We have identified at least four reform bills that are already pending before Congress as exemplary actions that can be taken. These include proposed legislation that would implement robust small-dollar citizen-funded elections, combat voter suppression, and empower citizens with universal suffrage; it will also introduce a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United. ****************** Links Democracy Spring Website https://www.DemocracySpring.org Twitter https://twitter.com/DemSpring Facebook ****************** THE ACRONYM JOURNAL Website https://www.AcronymJournal.com Acronym podcast itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/acronym-dennis-trainor
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