The movements Democracy Awakening and Democracy Spring have been busy this past week in our country’s capitol. A historic 1,400 people have been arrested between the two groups as they stood their ground and raised their voices against what ails our Union.
The groups have protested peacefully and are being jailed to bring their, and a vast majority of the country’s, goals into focus. Some of the two movements demands are as follows:
PASS THE VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACT (H.R. 2867, S. 1659)
Restores the protections against voting discrimination and updates the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
PASS THE VOTER EMPOWERMENT ACT (H.R. 12)
The bill seeks to streamline the voting process and empower the citizens.
PASS THE DEMOCRACY FOR ALL AMENDMENT (H.J.RES. 22, S.J.RES. 5)
Overturns Citizens United and gets corporate money out of our politics.
- PASS THE GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE & FAIR ELECTIONS NOW ACTS (H.R. 20 AND S. 1538)
Encourages small dollar contributions from everyday Americans by publicly matching the funds, but only available to candidates who refuse corporate money.
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.
Democracy Awakening is a large coalition of groups that are seeking to end the corrupting influence of big money in politics. The movement is well organized and has events nationwide. See their website for upcoming events near you.