-| THE 28ERS PRESENTS |- THE SAD SPIRAL OF MONEY IN POLITICS: FROM A-TO-Z
@ THE CLOCKTOWER for UCR’S WEDNESDAY NOONER
Please Join The 28ers, Students, Friends & Activists–Both New and Old at UCR for our Special Nooner Event. We will have 26 letters of the alphabet out on the front lawn of the CLOCKTOWER to show how money in politics distorts and destroys are ability for real political change.
Money in politics shapes every aspect of our lives, and so we will need to reimagine another way that involves a national movement for a 28th Amendment for exclusive public financing to forever sever private wealth from politics. But first, we must have a recognition of what we’re up against. Name an issue, a problem and a trauma, and we’ll tell you how money in politics–our system of legalized bribery–has prevented meaningful change from taking place.
As Lawrence Lessig powerfully stated in his TEDtalk “We the People, and the Republic We Must Reclaim”:
“There is no sensible reform possible until we end this corruption. So I want you to take hold, to grab the issue you care about most. Climate change is mine, but it might be financial reform, or a simpler tax system or inequality. Grab that issue, sit it down in front of you, look straight in its eyes, and tell it there is no Christmas this year. There will never be a Christmas. We will never get your issue solved until we fix this issue.
We only have 12 years to reverse climate chaos. There is so much worth saving that is sacred and beautiful to us all. I dearly hope you’ll join us this time to right the wrongs of what’s broken beneath
and above us. So please join us this Wednesday, and make your way though the SAD SPIRAL OF MONEY IN POLITICS: FROM A-TO-Z.
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In Solidarity & Compassion,
+ MATTHEW SNYDER, A Co-Founder of The 28ers.org
& Co-Host of The Future Is A Mixtape
*** All Our Welcome: Bring Friends, Kids, Neighbors, Relatives, Partner(s), New Loves & Android Pets. ***
DIRECTIONS & EVENT LOCATION:
The Event Will Be Held at the UCR Clocktower, where every Wednesday is a Nooner, where student clubs, music and activities commence each week. The Clocktower and its lawns are in the middle of the campus and can be seen from several vantage points, but is closest to the HUB and the Rivera Library.
Given the immense size of UC Riverside’s campus, we have provided a map to help you find the event location:
WHO ARE THE 28ERS? WHAT DO WE WANT?
The 28ers is a post-partisan justice movement that is horizontal and hopes to join forces with organizations, communities and kindred spirits to evoke the change that America never knew it needed in the first place. The vision of our movement calls for a one-vote, one-voice democracy by creating a 4th branch of government to oversee, audit and distribute campaign contributions. To do this, we created our own 28th Amendment that was envisioned, drafted and revised over a four-month period. Our Amendment calls for a National Holiday on the election date, and creates a monetary lottery system that rewards voter participation. The amendment, though, is ultimately a people-powered act of legislation that aims to ban corporations as humans, money as speech, and requires all federal elections to be publicly funded, exclusively.
A 28th Amendment that Will Forever Sever Private Wealth from Politics; and to Reverse the Harms of the 1% Done to Our Education, Healthcare, Unions & Worker Wages, Races, Immigrant Rights and the Environment. Our Amendment Calls for a One-Voice, One-Vote Democracy and Involves the Following:
1) A Fourth Branch of Government that Oversees, Audits and Distributes Campaign Funds to Successful Candidates Based on Public Financing from Volunteer-Only Signatures; Branch Auditors Are Directly Elected by the Public.
2) Proclaims that Money Is Not Speech;
3) Corporations Are Not People;
4) To Encourage Voting, Citizens Who Vote on Election Day Are Immediately Entered into Lottery Where 50 Folks Per State Win $100,000, Tax Free. So Who Pays? The Money Is Taken Entirely from Congressional Pay!
5) And Lastly, Our Amendment Calls for a National Holiday on Election Day.
In passing our Amendment, we hope to redress the harms of the 1%, which has held our democracy hostage from the very beginning of our nation’s history. We hope you will join us in this “movement of movements.”
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