Become A Citizen Co-Sponsor of "Saving American Democracy"
"We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hand of a few, but we cannot have both." - Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, 1941.
Circa 2012, the US Census for the first time reports fewer than 50% of the people have "middle class" earnings and the top 20% of the nation's wealth is now concentrated in the top 1% among about 400 families. Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling in favor of Citizens United, multi-national corporations based in the United States now have unlimited power to donate $millions via Karl Rove Super-Pacs and others to influence elections. Corporations pay few taxes but have a loud voice, and have further lobbied to "discourage" voting via new voting regulations introduced in 26 GOP-governed states by their lawyers via the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC.)
Thanks to social media and stockholder activists, the world's two biggest soft drink companies -- Pepsi and Coca-Cola will no longer be members of the ALEC, which was also behind the so called "Stand Your Ground" gun laws in more than two dozen states. All 435 members of the US House of Representatives are up for re-election in 2012. I say, "UNPLUG & REBOOT!"
Please follow these links to become a citizen co-sponsor of a "Saving American Democracy Amendment" introduced by (Independent) Senator Bernie Sanders.