Democracy Spring and the US Voting Matrix – report

… how much of the electoral process is illusory? – Published on truthout, by Candice Bernd, April 24, 2016.

The parallel Democracy Spring and Democracy Awakening mobilizations wrapped their week of sit-ins protesting the corrosive influence of money in politics and voter suppression at the US Capitol on Monday, tallying more than 1,400 arrests.  

Launching with a 10-day march from Philadelphia to Washington, DC, the movement hosted rallies, speakers and teach-ins last week, along with lobbying members of Congress. The protests broke the record for the most nonviolent arrests at the Capitol in a single week, culminating Monday with arrests of leaders from the civil rights, labor and environmental movements.

NAACP president Cornell Brooks, Communication Workers of America president Chris Shelton and Greenpeace executive director Annie Leonard were among those who helped lead the Democracy Awakening mobilization on Monday, which also aimed to pressure Republicans to confirm President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, to the Supreme Court … //

… Eligibility and Registration: … //
… Cuts to Early Voting: … //
… Photo ID Laws: … //
… Voting Machines and Ballot Design: … //
… Redistricting and Redrawing: … //
… Primaries vs. Caucuses: … //
… Electing Electors: Superdelegates and the Electoral College: … //
… Money in Politics: A Shared Vector: … //
… The Red Pill: Transcending the Electoral Matrix: … //

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(Candice Bernd is an editor/staff reporter at Truthout. With her partner, she is writing/producing Don’t Frack With Denton, a documentary chronicling how her hometown became the first city to ban fracking in Texas — and why some went to jail to defend it. Follow her on Twitter: @CandiceBernd).

For more original Truthout election coverage, check out our election section, “Beyond the Sound Bites: Election 2016.”


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