If you are not demonstrating in Washington, you can thank the thousands of people who are. America's democracy has eroded beyond recognition and they are not going to take this sitting down--or rather, yes, sitting down on the steps of the Capitol.
Why is there no coverage in our news media? In part because the journalists are being thrown in jail"
Hundreds of Americans, many of whom are elderly, marched in support of political reform in Washington, DC, taking part in a sit-in and risking arrest as they pushed for fairer elections. RT's "Redacted Tonight" host Lee Camp was detained as he reported from the scene. Read More from RT
From the Democracy Spring web site:
Poll after poll shows transpartisan public frustration with the corrupt status quo reaching new, nearly unanimous highs. Voters in Maine and Seattle just passed bold new anti-corruption laws to enact citizen funded elections. A growing democracy movement has lifted this issue into the public debate.
This spring, in the heart of the primary season, as the national election begins to take center stage, Americans of all ages, faiths, political perspectives, and walks of life will bring the popular cry for change to Washington in a way that's impossible to ignore: with nonviolent civil disobedience on a historic scale.
We will demand that Congress listen to the People and take immediate action to save our democracy. And we won't leave until they do -- or until they send thousands of us to jail.
Corruption violates the core principle of American democracy --"one person, one vote" --citizen equality. And it is blocking reform on virtually every critical issue facing our country: from addressing historic economic inequality, to tackling climate change and ending mass incarceration. We simply cannot solve the urgent crises that face our nation if we don't save democracy first.