28
Apr
2016

Historic Democracy Mobilization Marks New Phase in Movement for Reforms

The message to policymakers from Democracy Awakening and Democracy Spring was this: On voting rights, money in politics and the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, Congress is failing to do its job and ignoring the will of the people. The coordinated mobilizations were not about the moment, they were about building and strengthening a sustained and powerful democracy movement.

A movement that will not stop fighting until Congress acts.

We are inspired by all the people who took time to come to D.C. and take a stand for democracy. Below are numbers that provide a snapshot of the mobilizations.

Number of days of action in Washington, D.C.: 8
Number of people arrested for protesting on behalf of democracy, April 11-18: more than 1,300
Number of people who attended Sunday’s march and rally: 5,000
Number of people who attended Saturday’s teach-ins: 750
Number of people who lobbied Congress on Monday: 150
Number of people who marched 140 miles from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.: 160

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