Jul 30, 2018
More than a dozen progressive groups, led by Every Voice, have launched a nationwide week-long campaign calling on political candidates at all levels of government to "fix democracy by strengthening voting rights, fighting big money through small-donor elections, and ending gerrymandering."
While the campaign officially kicked off on Sunday, the groups spurred a Monday afternoon "Twitterstorm" to promote the campaign's message and petition, and encourage candidates to "campaign on their plans to create the democracy we deserve."
Campaign organizers and supporters shared messages on Twitter with the hashtag #FixDemocracyNow:
\u201cA healthy, representative democracy is possible! We can come together to #FixDemocracyNow: 1) fix our broken campaign finance system; 2) strengthen the right to vote; 3) end partisan gerrymandering.\u201d— Every Voice (@Every Voice) 1532977358
In addition to Every Voice, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, Center for Popular Democracy Action, DailyKos, Demos Action, Emerge America, End Citizens United, Indivisible, Latino Victory Fund, MAYDAY, MoveOn.org, Our Revolution, Patriotic Millionaires, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Run For Something, and Working Families Party are participating in the campaign.
\u201cGerrymandering means politicians draw districts that keep them in power - it\u2019s a way to rig the rules so they don\u2019t have to compete. It's time to demand fair, nonpartisan districts so that politicians stay accountable to the people they serve. #FixDemocracyNow\u201d— America Votes (@America Votes) 1532978358
Zephyr Teachout, a progressive running for New York Attorney General, was among the political candidates who participated in the online discussion Monday, tweeting:
On the campaign's website, constituents are encouraged to attend forums and town halls to ask political candidates where they stand on democracy reform. The groups also are tracking candidates' contributions to the online conversation.
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