Will your town
be the next?
I want to support a
resolution in my town to
get money out.
Take Action Locally
Support a constitutional amendment to Get Money Out!
Across the country, communities are standing up to the undue influence of special interests in government. Los Angeles, New York, and dozens of other cities have passed resolutions calling for an end to the corrupting influence of money in politics.
Now United Republic is launching the Fourth of July Challenge. It’s a nationwide event to challenge all of us, in cities and towns across the United States, to pass as many resolutions as we can by July 4th!
We’ll will give you the tools you need to get it done and mentor you along the way. You do the organizing work and we’ll help with national publicity so our efforts will be amplified through the media. MSNBC’S Dylan Ratigan has agreed to spotlight one city on his show!
If you’ve ever “wanted to get involved” or actually “do something,” here is your chance to step up and take a leadership role in your community. And to you seasoned activists — we need you more than ever!
Just think, this July 4th marks 236 years since our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Could there be a better tribute to them than to commit ourselves to taking back control of our republic?
How bad is the crisis?
Really bad. Washington has become an auction. Big banks buy big bailouts and then block financial reform. Huge corporations buy giant subsidies, while shipping jobs overseas. Millionaires buy tax loopholes. International coal and oil companies undermine anti-pollution laws. Our democracy is no longer capable of solving the most pressing issues of our time.
Since when are corporations people?
For decades, the courts have upheld the idea that corporations should have the same constitutional rights as people. Two years ago, the Supreme Court took that idea to the extreme and ruled that corporate political spending was an act of free speech and should be basically unlimited. Now corporations (and anyone else) can pour endless amounts of money into political groups, and hide their identities as they do. That’s one reason why next year’s elections are projected to rake in a whopping $6 billion.
What are cities and towns doing to solve the problem?
Communities around the country are passing resolutions in support of reform. A few weeks ago, the Move to Amend coalition pressured the Los Angeles city council to vote for a resolution in support of sweeping reforms to end the corrupting influence of money in politics. Then, just last week, New York City passed a resolution of its own.
New York and LA, the two biggest cities in America, represent over 12 million people. But they’re just the beginning. Now we need hundreds of cities and town to do the same, so Washington will be forced to listen.
You can do the same. We need to do the same. Sign up, and we’ll tell you how.