Democracy Awakening: 3 Days of Action in Washington, DC

Join us for three days of demonstrations, teach-ins, direct action trainings, music, a Rally for Democracy, and pressing for a Congress of Conscience through non-violent direct action and advocacy. We will hold accountable the members of Congress who have blocked progress on democracy reforms. And we will demand an end to a system dominated by corporations and the wealthy, a system that prevents our country from addressing its greatest challenges – from inequality to climate change, from providing health care to all to ensuring everyone is paid a living wage. Here’s what we’re fighting for: 1) Fair consideration of the nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, including timely hearings and a vote by the full Senate. 2) The Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 2867, S. 1659), legislation that 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. 3) The Voter Empowerment Act (H.R. 12), legislation to modernize voter registration, prevent deceptive practices that keep people from the ballot box and ensure equal access to voting for all. 4) The Democracy For All Amendment (H.J.Res. 22, S.J.Res. 5), a constitutional amendment that would overturn U.S. Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United and allow elected representatives to set commonsense limits on money in elections. 5) The Government By the People Act/Fair Elections Now Act (H.R. 20 and S. 1538), a small donor empowerment measure that would encourage and amplify small contributions from everyday Americans. Our reform agenda is aimed at creating a democracy where every voice is heard and every vote counts equally — in other words, a democracy that works for all of us. Fievent.com | Contact | Privacy | Terms