The “Democracy Spring” is an emerging social movement against political corruption and campaign finance reform in the United States. You can read more below from the movement’s website;
“Now is the time to take mass nonviolent action on a historic scale to save our democracy. Following a ten-day, 140-mile march from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia to Washington DC, thousands are gathering this week in the nation’s Capital to demand Congress 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.”
On April 11, more than 3,000 people marched from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. to urge Congress to sign the following bills aimed around reform; The Government by the People Act and Fair Elections Now Act, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015, the Voter Empowerment Act of 2015, and the Democracy for All Amendment (as stated by Common Dreams).
More than 100 people were arrested on April 11 (and more than 400 were arrested on April 12) as a result of the sit-in. Arrests have increased since these days.
Despite the massive protest, the movement has received very little media coverage from mainstream outlets. The best way to follow the movement is on Twitter. You can also read more about the protests through Alternet, The Young Turks (especially their Twitter), and RT. Ben & Jerry’s has also launched a blog on their website dedicated to the movement.
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