Defend Our Democracy
A democracy is a government of the people, by the people, for the people. If a democracy consistently fails to act in the interests of the people, then it is no longer a democracy.
This is evident in everything we see happening on Capital Hill:
• Nine out of ten of Americans favor expanded background checks for gun purchasers, yet the gun lobbies are blocking all legislation — US News & World Report.
• Most Americans see the impending climate crisis as a serious concern, yet oil and coal lobbies are tabling any efforts to curb emissions — CBS News.
• The majority of Americans want Medicare-for-all, yet big pharma and insurance companies have thwarted this since the Nixon administration — Associated Press.
And it doesn’t stop here. The vast majority of our laws are being written by and for those with money. This isn’t what the founders of our country intended, and it’s not how democracy is supposed to work.
It’s our government, and we should use our power while we still have it. Join the fight, and let’s take back our democracy.
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