Feb 25, 2016
Thousands of people from at least 170 organizations, including CWA, will mobilize in Washington, DC, this spring for Democracy Awakening. We will demand a democracy where every vote is heard and counted and all Americans have an equal voice.
From April 16-18, Democracy Awakening events will include a "Rally for Democracy" protest and march, a "Congress of Conscience" sit-in, advocacy at the U.S. Capitol, and teach-ins over the three days.
This landmark mobilization will press for reforms and ways to build a stronger democracy that works for all Americans. That means fighting obstruction of President Obama's constitutional obligation to nominate the next Supreme Court justice, restoring and expanding essential voting rights protections, and curbing the power of wealthy special interests and corporations in elections.
By refusing to hold a hearing on a Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, failing to even hold a hearing on voting rights, and failing to move forward on getting big money out of politics, Congress is failing our democracy. Congress needs to hear our voice loud and clear in April. Get more information at www.democracyawakening.org.
Check out this short video on why the Senate should do its job on a nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, and not declare, as the Senate Republicans did, that they will refuse to consider any nominee President Obama puts forward.