Rootstrikers is a network of online, grassroots activists. We know that for a movement fighting corruption to succeed, it will need popular support from all kinds of people. Rootstrikers are at the forefront of this fight, recruiting and organizing citizens who can uphold the kind of democratic engagement that this country desperately needs.
Every major popular movement since the last century—from civil rights to anti-war protests—owe victories to campus activism. This movement can’t afford to overlook the power of students to make a difference. Here’s what you can do:
- Recruit and educate a new generation of leaders willing to reclaim this democracy.
- Build a network of activists on your campus that supports and informs the Rootstrikers national mission.
- Demand transparency from your college about its funders to set an example for building public trust.
- Ask that the study of institutional corruption be included in your curriculum.
We've already got chapters going at the University of Texas, Virginia Tech, Bates College, University of Montana and UC Berkeley. We are looking to greatly expand this effort for the coming fall semester.