Democracy Convention

Democracy is coming... to the U.S.A.

Wisconsin Uprising, Democracy Convention

“On Valentine’s Day, February 14th 2011, eleven hundred students and teachers from the University of Wisconsin and Madison Area Technical College entered Wisconsin’s Capitol in protest of a proposed state budget and so-called ‘Budget Repair Bill.’ By the next evening, upwards of ten thousand people had joined the protest and begun occupying the Capitol Building.

Move to Amend against Citizens United

On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in Citizens United v. FEC. That same day, went live, and within two days nearly 30,000 people had signed the Motion to Amend the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations are not persons entitled to constitutional protection, that money is not speech, and also to protect the right to vote and have one’s vote counted and to establish that federal and state laws establish a floor and not a ceiling for human rights, civil rights, and environmental protections enacted by local governments.