I don’t often think of our democracy in such terms. I generally consider that our democratic process is “broken” as I think of the greed, big money and partisanship, and then, feel my disappointment and anger.
For years my primary focus of activism has been the environment and global warming. My thinking had been that without a nurturing, habitable planet there would be no people and therefore education, gun control, health care, income equality or other issues would not exist.
I understood that a well functioning democratic process was critical for our future, but I did not see an effective means or movement to address this core issue.
My thinking is changing as I now see the possibility for change. There is an enormous movement arising in our country that is coming together to reclaim our democracy.
DEMOCRACY SPRING is demanding that our Congress take immediate action to end the corruption of big money in politics and ensure free & fair elections in which every American has an equal voice. The goal is to restore our democracy so that all the people are involved in making decisions.
Reforms will focus on public financing for elections, a bill to restore the Voting Rights Act, and a Constitutional Amendment overturning Citizens United.
We are citizens in the great experiment of democracy.
But - this experiment works only if we actively participate. “We the people” have to show up -- not only to vote, but just as importantly, to speak our truth. I can no longer sit back and blame others for how messed up the system is. It is time for me to stand up for what I believe. That is a piece of the legacy that I wish to leave – a thriving democracy for future generations.
I hope that you will join me, along with all the others who are coming together, with passion and great hope to reclaim our democracy.
Show up and have your voice heard. Demand the changes that we know are necessary to bring forth a more just government and way of life for all.
Show up for DEMOCRACY SPRING and be a part of bringing forth a thriving future in our country.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Learn about DEMOCRACY SPRING
- Take the pledge & show up in Washington, or Volunteer to help
- Tell your friends
- Share on Facebook
- E-mail me at Lynne@Elder-Activists.org & let me know that you are interested in being part of ELDERS STANDING FOR DEMOCRACY!