devon.whithamover 1 year ago
hi folks, i'm an organizer with 99Rise, and part of our core strategy is to utilize the tactic of nonviolent civil disobedience to generate media attention and activate more support for the cause of getting money out of politics. From September 28th through the election we will deliver these petitions to institutions that are representative of "the worst of the 1%" and who we suspect are contributing massive amounts of "dark money" to influence this election cycle. We will make a simple demand that they fully disclose all dark monies they've contributed to 501(c)4s. Many of us will refuse to leave until they do. We will sit outside the headquarters of these institutions, dollar bills taped over our mouths representing how our voices are being drowned out by their Big Money, and holding American flags to demonstrate our deep patriotism and love for our country and our communities. We're willing to risk arrest to bring the issue of dark money's influence on our democracy to the fore and generate more support for our movement, so we can continue to escalate until we create the mandate necessary to force our elected officials to support a constitutional amendment to get money out of politics for good.