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Democracy Awakening: A Call to Action for People and the Planet


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Democracy Awakening: A Call to Action for People and the Planet

Wenonah Hauter

It’s time to be bold and visionary. Only a massive grassroots movement can build the political power necessary for taking back our democracy and ousting the plutocrats who’ve stolen it. That’s why I’m thrilled to be one of thousands rallying this weekend at Democracy Awakening—supporting calls to restore voting rights and repeal Citizen’s United. I’m proud that Food & Water Watch is one of the more than 200 groups coalescing to demand that people and the environment are prioritized over profits.


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Wenonah:

What part of the Clinton campaign's assurance that Hillary is not influenced by boatloads of corporate cash infusion don't you understand ?


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Really? "for the first time ever, the leading Democratic candidates for president are having a meaningful discussion about the fate of our planet and the role of Big Oil and Gas money and its influence in our political process" - well at least one of them is.........the other is up to her corrupt neck in corporate campaign-contribution bribes and service to big-money and profits over people!

http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/campaign-updates/hillary-clintons-connection-oil-gas-industry/


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Thank you, Ms. Hauter for connecting important dots.

These 3 paragraphs deserve repeating:

"It is only by organizing a broad-based coalition that includes civil rights, economic justice, labor, the environmental and climate movements among others that we can undo the devastation caused by gutting environmental laws, restricting voting rights, deregulating the financial services industry and privatizing everything from education to water. Koch Brothers-funded think tanks have funded a long-term disinformation campaign that includes an irresponsible attack on climate science, even as the effects of climate chaos are worsening.

"At the same time, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has pushed a right-wing agenda in the media and in state houses across the country that have devastated communities, the planet, and our democracy. Take voting rights. From Texas to Wisconsin and Alabama to Pennsylvania (and elsewhere) conservative state legislatures, at the behest of ALEC, have moved to restrict the right to vote.

"Similarly, through ALEC, companies like Monsanto, ExxonMobil and American Water have helped develop model state legislation in service to their financial interests. Whether it’s promoting water privatization, attempting to thwart popular GMO food labeling measures, or stopping local initiatives to ban fracking, ALEC is behind many undemocratic policies to help corporations and wealthy interests at the expense of our communities and the environment. ALEC has even called for the dissolution of the Environmental Protection Agency."


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You are a Hillary troll in essence. You do this out of spite because it is only for the nomination race and the Green Party isn't in it. Yet you try to undermine support for Bernie because if you were sincere you would go to Hillary sites and ply this message about The Green Party. By confining it to a progressive site which is mostly pro Bernie, you basically try to weaken support for Bernie and therefore you are helping Hillary win the nomination. It is spiteful and selfish people like you who make the Green Party become associated with being spoilers not serious candidates.


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It is a race for a Democratic Party nomination. You aren't doing the Green Party any favors.