The Tax Day March drew hundreds of thousands in cities across the country calling for accountability and transparency in our government. In DC, 25,000 activists joined by Representative Maxine Waters, Demos President Heather McGhee, and other leaders demanded the release of the president’s tax returns. Over 200 rallies and marches with over 120,000 people were held around the world including a march in Mar-a-Largo where the president was staying this past weekend.
Today We Can Expand the Power of Voters
Rally & Hearing on Fair Elections in Howard County (MD)
Howard County residents and mobilized DI members are speaking to the county council today to urge lawmakers to pass CB30 to establish the Citizens' Election Fund passed by voters last November. DI Board Member Karen Hobert Flynn and Executive Director Wendy Fields will offer testimony.
Rally & Hearing April 19 at 6:30pm George Howard Building 3430 Court House Drive Ellicott City, MD 21043
Annie Leonard and Michael Brune said it best in their joint letter, "We all deserve a government that says no to corporate influences that pollute our planet, our people, and our politics." March with the Democracy Initiative as a Democracy Defenders in the People's Climate March on Saturday April 29. Can you join us and show a strong presence in the climate march? Join everyday Americans marching for climate, jobs, and justice.
Now more than ever, we have to stand up to protect our hard-won gains and fight to make jobs safer and save lives—not just for union members, but for all workers. Contact David LeGrande, CWA Occupational Safety and Health Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in planning an event and to report on events.
Fight Voter Suppression in New Hampshire
Join the battle against bill SB3. You can help fight voter suppression by doing virtual phone banking to alert New Hampshire voters. Phonebanks take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30-7:30 pm but your organization can initiate at another time.
Two bills to empower voters are working there way through Nevada’s state legislature. AB272 and SB94 will expand early voting and increase voting accessibility. These bills face a potential veto from the Governor who already vetoed Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) last month. We need to put pressure on the Governor there and are developing a strategy. Contact Jonah Zern (email@example.com) if you have folks on the ground.
March on Harrisburg (now until May 6) in Pennsylvania. Members are encouraged to meet with legislators and join the march from Philadelphia to Harrisburg May 6-14 to advance AVR, end gerrymandering, and enact a gift ban.