To mark the second anniversary of the Citizens United v. FEC ruling, we took part in a nationwide day of action calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the destructive decision and get corporate money out of our elections. We met in Sue Bierman Park on the Embarcadero and marched through the financial district, stopping at several financial institutions to expose their injustices and demand that they give us back our democracy. It was a beautiful day full of education, inspiration and empowerment.
Before we took off, Ben and then Joanie discussed the importance of California’s proposed DISCLOSE Act and how we can help get it passed. This would require political advertisements to include the corporations that paid for the message, a crucial step in reclaiming our democracy.
Next, we marched to Bank of America at 50 California Street where Bob discussed the economic unfairness of their practices and the amounts that they’ve poured into our elections.
Citibank was another stop on the tour, where we attracted a lot of attention from supporters driving by.
The handmade signs in the march were incredible! These are such an effective and creative way to show how much we believe in the cause and the need for change.
Our last stop was 555 California, Bank of America’s former headquarters and current home to many corporate thieves of democracy.
Finally, we took to the streets to demand change. Whose streets? Our Streets!
Elections are the people’s choice! Corporations stole our voice!