The weekend of January 19, 2013, is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. That controversial ruling said that corporations can spend unlimited sums to influence our elections.
On January 19, 2013, and the days surrounding it, 99Rise is joining up with dozens of other groups across the country to unite two powerful messages calling for a more just and democratic nation. First, to honor MLK Day, demand the right for everyone to vote without obstruction. Second, to protest the Citizens United ruling on its third anniversary, join the nationwide call to get big money out of politics and enact free and fair elections in America.
Demand “Money Out, Voters In!” Click here to check out the full list of events nationwide!