Across the nation on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, we will Confront Corruption and Demand Democracy with a candlelight vigil at sundown. In Chicago, we will hold ours just south of 400 N. Michigan (the Tribune Tower), and facing the Trump Tower.
From attacks on the rule of law to conflicts of interest, ethics violations and flagrant abuse of government offices for personal gain, the corruption of the American government by the President, his associates and many in his party has reached a new, profound low.
Officials are trading on the power invested in our institutions for personal and financial gain rather than for the welfare of the American people. From attacks on the Russia investigation to ethics scandals in the highest offices in the land, we must reject attempts to shield corruption from political consequences, public scrutiny, and legal accountability.
These issues are on top of years of challenges to the basic health of our democracy: from money in politics to attempts to shape congressional districts to manipulate outcomes and laws written intentionally to exclude voters from participating in our democracy.
Together, we must confront corruption and demand democracy. For more information, visit confrontcorruption.org.
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WE WILL PROVIDE CANDLES (please donate $1 to offset costs), bring signs, and your friends. You will be our speakers, the people most affected by this widespread corruption and dysfunction, organizational leaders and grassroots activists who are working to hold the Trump administration accountable and create a democracy that works for everyone. Speakers will have two minutes to speak (please let us know if you’d like to speak – firstname.lastname@example.org) – We will have a total of 30 minutes for all speakers so requests will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.