On The Brink of The Most Expensive Election in History, More Than 2,000 Pledge U.S. Capitol Sit-In to Save Democracy

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On The Brink of The Most Expensive Election in History, More Than 2,000 Pledge U.S. Capitol Sit-In to Save Democracy

Mark Ruffalo, Larry Lessig, Zephyr Teachout, and other democracy leaders to risk arrest in “Democracy Spring”

WASHINGTON - It’s official. One of the largest civil disobedience actions in a generation is coming to Capitol Hill in April of 2016. More than 2,000 individuals from around the country, including Mark Ruffalo, Larry Lessig, and Zephyr Teachout, have joined Democracy Spring and pledged to risk arrest in a massive, peaceful sit-in in the U.S. Capitol. The protesters will demand that Congress take immediate legislative action to end the corruption of big money in politics, protect the right to vote, and ensure free & fair elections that give every American an equal voice.

There's something in the air...

Immediately following the mass sit-ins, Democracy Awakening will build on the momentum of Democracy Spring as thousands more pour into the nation’s capital for three additional days of public education, mass mobilization, and direct action.

Join a press call with leaders from Democracy Spring and Democracy Awakening to learn more.

WHO:
  • Kai Newkirk, Democracy Spring, 99Rise & Avaaz
  • Larry Lessig, Harvard Law Professor
  • Adam Green, Progressive Change Campaign Committee
  • Robert Weissman, Public Citizen
  • Gaby Hoffmann, Actress & Activist
WHEN: Thursday February 18 at 1:00 pm ET

WHERE: Dial: (605) 475-3270 Access Code: 373199#

RSVP here.

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It’s time to take mass nonviolent action on a historic scale to save our democracy. This April, in Washington, D.C., we will demand a Congress that will take immediate action to end the corruption of big money in our politics and ensure free and fair elections in which every American has an equal voice.

The campaign will begin on April 2nd with a march from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. where thousands will gather to reclaim the US Capitol in a powerful, peaceful, and massive sit-in that no one can ignore. Almost 2,000 people have already pledged to risk arrest between April 11th-16th in what will be one of the largest civil disobedience actions in a generation. Together we  can open the door to reforms previously considered impossible and reclaim our democracy. Join us!

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