Marching 480 miles for democracy

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Citizens United. The most expensive election in U.S. history. McCutcheon. Big money's corruption of our politics is so complete we can no longer deny: democracy is dead in America. Plutocracy has arrived.

The voices of the 99% don’t matter now: as long as this is true, our needs won’t count and real change won’t come. 

From the nationwide March Against Corruption, to the statewide New Hampshire Rebellion, our movement for democracy's momentum is building. It's time to send a message of hope across the country to the millions of Americans who believe in our cause.

So, May 17th, we're gathering in Los Angeles to kick off a 480-mile march to Sacramento to demand the leaders of our nation’s largest state publicly acknowledge the crisis of corruption — and take immediate action to end it.

Here's how it'll go down:

We'll march 480 miles over the mountains and valleys of California. When we arrive at the state capitol June 22, we'll demand the legislature take the first formal vote for a national Constitutional Convention to outlaw big money corruption. We will, if necessary, nonviolently occupy the capitol until our demands are met.

Learn more and signup to volunteer for the march here!

WHEN
May 17, 2014 at 10am - May 24, 2014
WHERE
Los Angeles City Hall to California State Capitol
200 N Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States
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CONTACT
Kai Newkirk ·
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  • I cannot wait until Day 1…..This is something I can FINALLY do instead of sit and be angry and FEEL useless.. I’ve lost friends bcuz they LOVE Drumpf and I LOVE Bernie.. They have called me an Idiot among other things. I have come to realize that we are just different people! I can’t wait to be part of history…
  • Hiya Folks! The 28ers & United Voices of Pomona for Environmental Justice will be having a consciousness-raising event about MONEY IN POLITICS in Downtown Pomona's Arts and Music District. Feel free to share. POMONA CITY TOXIC: "How Money in Politics Poisons the Air, the Water, the Land, and Our Democracy" EVENT DESCRIPTION: The 28ers is excited to return to Pomona once again for another dastardly exposé on money in politics. Learn how this the corporate bribery of elected officials adversely affects the health and safety of the city's residents. Members of United Voices of Pomona, the only grassroots environmental justice organization in the region, will unfold the drama that is the struggle for clean air and water in this contaminated city. https://www.facebook.com/events/671784899554269/
  • Day 4 of the California March for Democracy is now complete. Thanks to Terry Anderson and the fine folks of Green Valley for their hospitality and allowing us to use their community center.
  • Marchers ending Day 1 in Burbank!
  • After the exciting and thrilling Rally & Kickoff for 99Rise's 'California March for Democracy,' The 28ers will now focus on our next monthly event--this time in Pomona, California: Pomona Toxic City. So for those not on the March to Sacramento, Feel free to invite, share and spread the word! | THE 28ERS & UNITED VOICES OF POMONA PROUDLY PRESENT | POMONA CITY TOXIC: "How Money in Politics Poisons the Air, the Water, the Land, and Our Democracy" EVENT DESCRIPTION: The 28ers is excited to return to Pomona once again for another dastardly exposé on money in politics. Learn how this the corporate bribery of elected officials adversely affects the health and safety of the city's residents. Members of United Voices of Pomona, the only grassroots environmental justice organization in the region, will unfold the drama that is the struggle for clean air and water in this contaminated city. https://www.facebook.com/events/671784899554269/
  • On to Sylmar
  • The marchers heading north into Griffith Park at the corner of Riverside Drive and Los Feliz Blvd (Day 1).
  • Greetings All, Photos from yesterday's Opening Ceremony of the California March for Democracy are starting to be posted at: https://www.facebook.com/events/493047720826465
  • Tomorrow! Tomorrow! The March Begins Tomorrow! Kai Newkirk, a co-founder of 99Rise, was recently interviewed about California's 'March for Democracy'--to End the Legalized Bribery of Elected Officials & Every 28ers Ultimate Dream to Get Big Money out of Politics. Check out Kai's interview @99rise CA #MarchforDemocracy w/ the amaze @alyonamink on @huffpostlive today: http://huff.lv/1ldiAfx {AROUND THE 15min MARK}
  • For those in the Riverside Area Looking for Carpool Rides or Would Like to Carpool for people: This Saturday, 99Rise will begin the March for Democracy. A March from Los Angeles to Sacramento, by foot, to demand the leaders of our nation’s biggest state: publicly acknowledge the crisis of corruption and take immediate action to end it. Wolf PAC, Lawrence Lessig and Riverside's own 28ers plan on joining forces for this incredibly powerful enterprise. Come Join Us this Saturday: 1) to Demand that California's Legislators Pass a Bill Calling for an Article V Convention; 2) to Get Legalized Bribery Out of US Politics; 3) and to Get a 28th Amendment We Can Believe in. CARPOOL CARRIERS: Jasmine Neato: 4 Seats Open Maribel Nunez: ? Gerald Katz: ? HUMANOIDS IN NEED OF SEATS: You can carpool with The 28ers to the kick-off at Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N Spring St LA at 10AM, or walk a couple of miles in LA with us, or just get crazy-brave and walk the whole way. The 28ers Are Endorsing this Direct Action, and Hope You Can Spread the Word. To Carpool from Riverside to the Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1395113697375857/ To Sign-Up or Volunteer: Check the website or 99Rise's Facebook page for more: http://www.marchfordemocracy.org/