It's Time to Fix Our Democracy

When corporations and the ultra-wealthy set the political agenda, our communities and planet lose out.

Because of the influence of the fossil fuel lobby, our government doles out billions of dollars in subsidies to Big Oil and Gas while and stalls a transition to clean, renewable, energy.

By reigning in the corrupting influence of money in politics and protecting the right to vote, we can make our democracy accountable to the will of the people.

This April young people helped organize Democracy Spring—the largest act of American civil disobedience this century. Demanding immediate action to end the status quo of big money corruption and voting rights suppression, we announced the arrival of a movement committed to winning real democracy in the United States.

Using direct action and forcing politicians to take a side, youth climate activists are revealing the urgency of the democracy crisis and paving the way to solutions.

 

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Featured Posts

Mourn, Then Organize.

November 9, 2016

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It’s hard to know what to say right now.

Last night, Americans faced a hard truth: racism, sexism, xenophobia, bigotry, hatred and fear are still very much alive and well in our country. Those darkest, ugliest impulses celebrated an enormous victory last night.

But I’m writing to make a commitment to you, and to everyone I love, that we will not let this kill our spirit.

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Two years ago I found myself sitting on the bank of the Westfield Creek in Western Massachusetts, staring at the orange super moon while my body shook in sobs. It was the first time I’d let myself truly feel the consequences and despair of a fracked gas pipeline being built in the region where I now live.

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