2019 promises to be a pivital year; the real work of Democracy begins: hounding our representatives to do their jobs, reminding them that THEY WORK FOR US, not the other way around. We just have to get back into the driver's seat and with these recent elections which included a social democrat, two Muslim women, two First Nation women and others who embrace the diversity of our makeup, things are indeed looking up. We need to challenge, to keep their feet to the fire, so that we restore Democracy, v. the corptacracy/oligarchy we have evolved into. That's why Move To Amend is so vital right now. We have our priorities straight: First, get the money out of the process, then more of our urgent needs can be met when legalized bribery is a thing of the past.
One immediate action that can be taken: Go to movetoamend.org and sign the national petition that says corporations aren't people and money isn't free speech. Over 460,000 have signed with the goal of 500,000. Please add your name and encourage friends and family to do the same.
Of course, we urge you to join our affiliate. We have only 1 monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month at The Salt Lake City Marlalade Library, 280 West 500 North, 2nd floor, glass conference room, at 7p.m. Get involved with a bunch of nice people, all dedicated to restoring Democracy and getting dirty, filthy, dark money out of politics.
A huge shoutout to all of our 600+ Move To Amend Utah Facebook followers. Many of you have been with us since 2009, when we began here in Utah. Comments and suggestions always welcome.
Let us know how you have spoken back to power, challenged your representative to work for you.
Democracy is not self-maintaining; it requires constant work.
Onward and upward!
Move To Amend Utah