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Le Taz Hot

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Sat Jun 21, 2014, 11:45 AM Jun 2014

99 Rise on the Move: The Occupation of Sacramento (Truthout article)

Great article about the 99Rise March for Democracy.

The 99 Rise California March for Democracy is out to demonstrate that money can be kicked out of politics and ordinary people can make it happen. The march departed Los Angeles on May 17, 2014 and will arrive in the state capital, Sacramento, on June 22 with plans to occupy the Capitol building if their demands are not met. As they march through central California, they combat disempowerment by speaking practically about what can be done to get money out of politics.

As a first step, they demand that the California legislature take three urgent actions:

1. Issue a formal call for a federal Constitutional Convention to propose an amendment outlawing big money corruption by passing Assembly Joint Resolution 1 (AJR1).

2. Give California's voters the chance to formally instruct the US Congress to propose such an amendment and the California legislature to ratify it by passing Senate Bill 1272 (SB1272).

3. Start reining in unlimited, anonymous big money in elections by passing the DISCLOSE Act to require the top donors to be prominently revealed in every political ad they fund.



If you're anywhere near Sacramento tomorrow, June 22, 2014, won't you join us?

MANY people are coming from the L.A./San Diego area as well as the Bay Area. Here's a link to their website:


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