Don’t Overlook This Anti-Corruption Battleground

With all the fuss surrounding Donald Trump, it’s easy to overlook this important American battleground. But we should be aware of it and do what we can there. I have written about it repeatedly. In short, Represent.Us fights to get anti-corruption laws passed in all our states to push money out of politics, a goal all honest and democracy-loving Americans share. Last November, the first state was won (South-Dakota), but the state’s legislature immediately declared a state of emergency (yes, I am not making this up!) and recently committed a coup d’état against its own people by brazenly overturning the ballot initiative the voters had passed, essentially telling their constituency: “You don’t get to decide what happens in your country and state. We do! You don’t get to stop our corruption. We rule! Forget democracy. We are lording it over you. Next we will elect ourselves, too.” What a way for state representatives to spit into their voters’ faces! (Man! First DAPL and now this! What is it with the Dakotas?). Represent.Us won’t give up so easily, however. They made the below video about their resolve to continue the fight you can join:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The People Overturned: Politicians Repeal America’s First Anti-Corruption Act”)

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