From the march on Birmingham to the suffrage parade that left Woodrow Wilson alone during his inauguration, Rootstrikers has learned from movements of the past that sometimes big change demands high stakes actions. There could be no better opportunity to send a clear message that we're raising the stakes in 2013 than the upcoming inauguration weekend, which coincides with the anniversaries of Citizens United v. FEC and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
We're planning a massive online and on the ground action. Will you join us?
Citizens United ushered in an era of monumental spending on elections, and even after elections end, representatives will spend at least five hours a day raising money in Congressional "call time." To contend with unlimited outside money, members of Congress must become inexhaustible fund raisers. Many would rather end their term with a lucrative trip through the revolving door, rather than another hike on the never ending campaign trail. Thus, the cycle of corruption continues, even more deeply entrenched.
Citizens United didn't start the corruption, but it signaled to us that the problem of money in politics had grown to frightening excess. On the anniversary of this infamous Supreme Court decision, we have an opportunity to send yet another critical signal: the corruption won't stop until more citizens stand up to it.