Democracy Spring sit-in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol wrapped up it’s fifth day with reports of over 800 arrests since the protest began on April 11, 2016. Organizers of the protest demand that Congress take immediate action to end the corruption of big money in politics and ensure free & fair elections in which every American has an equal voice.
Among those arrested were actress Rosario Dawson and Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks. Rosario Dawson 36 year old actress, singer, and writer is best known for her roles in Men in Black II, Sin City, Clerks II and most recently Netflix original series Daredevil.
Cenk Uygur is an American columnist, political commentator and activist. Uygur is the main host and co-founder of the American liberal/progressive political and social internet commentary program, The Young Turks (TYT) and the co-founder of the associated TYT Network.
Since the first day of the peaceful protest there has been very little coverage by the major news networks with some such as CNN, MSNBC and Fox News spending less than 30 seconds on the story.
The moment is ripe. Poll after poll shows transpartisan public frustration with the corrupt status quo reaching new, nearly unanimous highs. Voters in Maine and Seattle just passed bold new anti-corruption laws to enact citizen funded elections. A growing democracy movement has lifted this issue into the public debate. Yet Congress refuses to act.
The stage is set for a bold intervention to turn the tinder of passive public frustration into a fire that transforms the political climate in America, that sparks a popular movement that can’t be stopped. How? From Selma to Occupy Wall Street, the Tar Sands Action to Black Lives Matter, everyday people have proven the power of mass, escalating nonviolent action to rapidly shift the political weather and open the door to reforms previously considered impossible. – DemocracySpring.org