4 results for author: Matt Rothschild


GIVE US THE CURE

Our mission statement, at the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, is quite simple. It goes like this: “We are dedicated to clean and open government and a full democracy, where everyone has an equal voice.” Today, everyone doesn’t have an equal voice when the campaigns are the playgrounds of the corporations, the superPACs and the super-rich. Today, everyone doesn’t have an equal voice when their voting districts are rigged by gerrymandering or when they’re smothered by voter suppression. Today, everyone doesn’t have equal voice when there’s systemic institutional racism. Today, everyone ...

TEN HEALTHY SIGNS THAT DEMOCRACY WILL PREVAIL OVER TRUMP

The Women’s MarchesThe Women’s March on Washington and in other cities on January 21 constituted a powerful shot across Trump’s bow.The Airport ProtestsThe protests that erupted on January 28 at JFK, O’Hare, and other airports to defend refugees showed that Trump can’t get away with scapegoating.The Judges’ OrdersOne federal judge after another has ruled against Trump’s Muslim bans.The Marches for Science and the EarthTrump has galvanized scientists and environmentalists: “There is No Planet B.”The Press Gets a SpineAfter Trump declared war on the press and on truth itself, some members of the ...

GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS

In the last five months, seven Door County communities have shown their support for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would get money out of politics and give citizens their voices back in our elections.The city of Sturgeon Bay, the towns of Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Forestville and Liberty Grove along with the villages of Egg Harbor and Ephraim, all have unanimously approved resolutions backing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that proclaims that corporations are not persons and money is not speech.They are part of a tremendous grassroots movement in Wisconsin where 112 communities have voted, by overwhelming margins and with ...

12 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO RESIST TRUMP AND DEFEND DEMOCRACY

  Protest nonviolently. The women’s marches and the spontaneous rallies at the airports were great examples. Be creative and visual: Greenpeace’s “resist” sign behind the White House is a good example. Join organizations that are under assault. Planned Parenthood. Council on American-Islamic Relations. Standing Rock protesters. Labor unions. Environmental groups. Immigrant rights groups. Join organizations that are strategizing on how to resist. ACLU, Voces de la Frontera, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, interfaith groups, and others. Sign petitions against hate and pledge solidarity and nonviolent resistance. Sign a petition ...