Historic Democracy Mobilization Marks New Phase in Movement for Reforms
Public Citizen played a leading role in organizing Democracy Awakening, three days of a historic week and a half of actions to rescue our democracy from big money drenched elections, voter suppression and Senate obstruction around the Supreme Court vacancy. From April 11-18, thousands came from around the country – from
virtually every state in the nation – to march, rally, attend teach-ins
and engage in civil disobedience as part of the groundbreaking mobilizations in our nation's capital. The week’s actions featured what may
have been the largest civil disobedience action during this century, and
the largest democracy-focused protest in a generation.
All of the hundreds of organizations involved in the mass mobilizations agree: This is a beginning, not an end. It is the beginning of a new nationwide push for democracy reforms, involving more people, more protests and more nonviolent civil disobedience.