April 16-18, 2016
Road has endorsed the April 16-18th, 2016 Democracy Awakening mobilization.
For up-to-date information on plans for the DEMOCRACY AWAKENING weekend, CLICK HERE.
Scroll to the bottom of this page for an on-line registration form for individual participation.
TAKE THE BUS!
You can now reserve a seat on the “Sunday Express” charter bus from Ann Arbor to Washington, DC, for the April 17th rally and march at the national Capitol.
The bus is scheduled to provide a quick trip for the rally and march on Sunday April 17th, with no overnight in DC. It is also very inexpensive. You can be part of history on Sunday, and be back in Michigan on Monday.
In April 2016, more than 100 organizations — representing a diverse array of movements and hundreds of thousands of people — are coming together to demand a democracy that works for all of us. Join us as we converge on Washington, D.C. for demonstrations, concerts, teach-ins, a rally, lobbying, and more. All are in support of a democracy in which votes are not denied and money doesn’t buy policy. This will mark an unprecedented coming together of historically separate communities and reform proposals. Together we will build a nation that is truly of, by and for the people. Visit http://democracyawakening.org for more information.
American democracy is premised on the fundamental tenet of “one person, one vote”. But from the very beginning, we’ve had to fight for every voice to be heard and every vote to be counted. Today an array of barriers keep regular Americans shut out of the political process, from restrictive laws suppressing the voting rights of people of color, students, and low-income Americans, to a campaign finance landscape where big money increasingly shapes elections and the policy-making process. Congress has solutions in front of them, but has so far failed to pass them into law. It’s time for us to come together and demand a democracy where every voice is heard and every vote counts equally.
From April 16-18, join us for three days of protest, education, music and cultural exchange in Washington, D.C. Here’s the plan:
· Saturday, April 16 – Teach, Learn, Transform: Saturday will feature teach-ins and workshops by powerful leaders from around the country who will inspire us as we build a movement to fight back against the attacks on democracy. We’ll have a cultural hub where people can gather to create art and inspire change. Saturday night will feature a large event to bring us together in the lead up to Sunday’s Rally for Democracy.
· Sunday, April 17 – Rally for Democracy: Join thousands of people in a march and rally at the U.S. Capitol, where we’ll mobilize in mass to call for solutions that protect the people’s right to vote and prevent our voices from being drowned out by big money.
· Monday, April 18 – Congress of Conscience Day of Action: Join activists on Capitol Hill for a day of advocacy and lobbying to encourage our representatives to champion critical voting rights and money in politics reform measures. Advocates from around the country will meet with elected officials and their staff in support of legislation to: restore the protections of the Voting Rights Act; modernize voter registration and ensure equal access to voting for all; overturn Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United so we can get big money out of politics; and empower small donors in our democracy.
Interested in Participating? –
Take a ROAD Trip
RECLAIM OUR AMERICAN DEMOCRACY (ROAD) FROM BIG MONEY is a non-partisan group, working on collaborative efforts to overrule Citizens United and to build a new Democracy Movement. ROAD, working with other endorsing organizations and individuals, is organizing a contingent from southeastern Michigan to attend Democracy Awakening in Washington, DC.