We wish everyone safe travels and a Happy Thanksgiving with your friends and family. May you come back recharged and refreshed for the work ahead! The DI office will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving for Thursday and Friday this week.
The President’s tax bill is a bad bill for everyday people. It gives corporations and the wealthy huge tax breaks while leaving families, seniors, children, and students with little or no savings. It’s time for elected leaders to work for everyday people, not corporations and wealthy interests.
Slow Clap for Democracy
Tuesday was Election Day for about 40% of the country. It resulted in many firsts for communities that have been marginalized in the past. We saw many young and first-time candidates run and win against incumbents or party establishment favorites. In Virginia and New Jersey, the state
legislative and gubernatorial races have had the most media coverage. The real
story is about participation.
Mobilize to Win in Missouri
CLEAN Missouri campaign manager Sean Nicholson presented at yesterday's expanded mobilizing meeting to engage DI partners on how we can join the efforts on the ground to build power and reach out to key communities. Voters and elected leaders are frustrated with the lack of transparency, accountability, and fairness in Missouri. The CLEAN Missouri Initiative is something that helps all of us fight big money and put democracy back in the hands of the people.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Michelle C. Whittaker, Director of Communications
September 22, 2017
The Democracy Initiative Congratulates Board Members Derrick Johnson and Tefere Gebre on Their Recent Elections
Congress Should Protect Everyday Americans, Not Big Banks
OUR DEMOCRACY: MAIN STREET, NOT WALL STREET – OCTOBER 22, 2017
Don't Hand Democracy Over to Corporate Polluters
A healthy planet goes hand in hand with a healthy democracy. The current administration’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan is the latest example of elected leaders handing over democracy to corporate polluters to write the rules in their favor. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt cares more about the bottom line for fossil fuel executives then he does about our health and safety.