We are the California March for Democracy, walking 480 miles from L.A. to Sacramento to demand our state end the legalized corruption of big money in politics. AUA!
About Us: The principle of “one person, one vote” has been quietly abolished in favor of the corporate mantra, “one dollar, one vote”. As long as this corruption lasts, real change won’t come. It’s time for the millions of Americans who believe in true political equality to stand up and fight.
On Saturday, May 17th, we gathered in Los Angeles to begin a 480-mile march over the mountains and across the valleys of California on our way to the capitol in Sacramento, all to bring a simple demand to the political leaders of our nation’s largest state: publicly acknowledge the crisis of corruption and take immediate action to end it. As a first step, we will demand that the California legislature take three urgent actions:
1) Issue a formal call for a federal Constitutional Convention to propose an Amendment outlawing big money corruption by passing Assembly Joint Resolution 1 (AJR1). 2) Give California's voters the chance to formally instruct the US Congress to propose such an amendment and the California legislature to ratify it by passing Senate Bill 1272 (SB1272). 3) Start reining in unlimited, anonymous big money in elections by passing the DISCLOSE Act to require the top donors to be prominently revealed in every political ad they fund.
TLDR; We’re walking 480 miles to amend the US constitution and give the people their voice back!
We'll begin answering questions at 6:30pm Eastern time.
EDIT: We're beat from marching, so it's time to sign off for now, but we might be able to get to a few more questions later. Thanks everyone!