Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 18, 2013, 3:16 p.m. EST by DKAtoday
from Coon Rapids, MN
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Last November, we witnessed the most expensive election in history and a concerted attack on the right to vote. But the tide is turning – Big Oil bet big, and to a large extent, they lost.1 And there’s more momentum for change in campaign finance rules than ever before.
But that doesn’t mean the fight has been won…far from it. You can rest assured that Big Oil and their other rich friends will not sit back and fret over the 2012 election – they’re already coming back hard, spending millions on ad campaigns and funneling money ahead of the next election.
An impressive coalition of groups ranging from environment, to labor, to human rights, social justice and beyond have come together to organize a massive day of action this weekend to get “money out and voters in.”
All over the country, citizens will gather to take our democracy back from big donors and those working to disenfranchise voters. They’ll stand up to big money – whether it’s Big Oil or the big wigs on Wall Street – and say that our democracy is not for sale and our votes can’t be taken from us.
In the spirit of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, standing up for democracy could not be more fitting. Struggling to build a more just democracy is a uniting principle that has guided everyone from our founding fathers to our freedom fighters.
Tomorrow, I’ll be headed over to Chevron’s refinery in Richmond, California to join in the action there…going straight to Big Oil and telling them enough is enough. Will you join me? Take a stand by attending an event near y