Sign the petition to tell Congress to act now to strengthen our democracy

Join the Democracy Awakening movement and take action RIGHT NOW by adding your name to send the below message to Congress – then come join the mobilization April 16-18 in Washington, D.C.

To congressional leadership:

It’s time to awaken a democracy that is accessible to all and is not beholden to big-money interests. We call on you to support these pieces of legislation:
  • The Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would restore and increase protections against voting discrimination.
  • The Voter Empowerment Act, which would modernize voter registration and ensure equal access to voting for all.
  • The Democracy For All Amendment, which would overturn U.S. Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United and limit the undue influence of money in politics.
  • The Government By the People Act/Fair Elections Now Act, which would amplify small contributions from everyday Americans.
And we call on the U.S. Senate to fulfill its constitutional obligation to give proper consideration to a Supreme Court nominee, including timely hearings and a vote by the full Senate.

Wealthy special interests are flooding our elections with unlimited, often secret money that threatens to drown out the voice of the people. Voter suppression – targeting communities of color, students, and low-income Americans – is running rampant. Yet Congress sits twiddling its thumbs.

Now, the Senate is even blocking the simple fair consideration of a Supreme Court nominee. It’s time to demand action!

Threats to our democracy – like the Supreme Court’s decisions in Citizens United v. FEC, which helped unleash unlimited big money in our elections, and Shelby County v. Holder, which gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act – can be overcome if Congress acts. But Congress has repeatedly thwarted the will of the people and balked on passing popular measures to address these challenges.

That’s why the entire pro-democracy movement is coming together in our nation’s capital this spring, from April 16-18, for a Democracy Awakening to demand that every voice be heard and every vote count.

Sign to send the above message to Congress, and continue to stay informed about the Democracy Awakening. We need you in this movement.

American Family Voices
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Campaign for America's Future
Center for Popular Democracy
Common Cause
Communications Workers of America
Daily Kos
Every Voice
Food & Water Watch
Free Speech for People
Greenpeace USA
Institute for Policy Studies
League of Conservation Voters
National Organization for Women
People Demanding Action
People For the American Way
Pride at Work
Social Security Works
The National LGBTQ Task Force
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Also supported by: Center for Biological Diversity and In the Public Interest