Friday, May 6, 2011

Register now for the 2011 Democracy Convention, Madison WI, August 24-28

Be a part of the movement to build a more participatory, more comprehensive, and more responsive democracy--come to Madison, Wisconsin this August for the 2011 Democracy Convention. Join Alliance for Democracy, the Center for Media and Democracy, Liberty Tree, Move to Amend, and The Progressive as we share strategies and inspiration from diverse movements--from labor, student, anti-militarism, anti-racism, sustainability, economic and environmental justice--and seek common ground for building a broad-based movement for democratic governance and responsive policy.

Register online today! The convention runs from Tuesday, August 24 to Sunday August 28.
Regardless of the issues or the projects we work on--whether we're fighting for single payer health care, protecting our election systems, working to pass anti-corporate personhood resolutions or ordinances, or supporting local economic rights and building alternatives to a monopoly-corporate economy, the issue behind the issues is corporate power and corporate rule.

“Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.” --Sydney J. Harris

Do the people and institutions that hold power in our country deserve to hold it? What checks and balances can "we the people" hold over multinational corporations and the legislators whose campaigns they fund? As we face down a fiscal crisis, privatization pressure and harsh "austerity" measures, who benefits?
The Democracy Convention is the place ask and answer the questions of who rules, and who should be in charge, to unite, to explore resistance to oligarchy, build connections across the issues, and be inspired by the determination and ongoing work of Wisconsin's labor and community activists.

Register here:
Reserve a room at the Madison Concourse, the city's only union hotel:
Learn how you can sponsor the convention:
Can't attend? A donation, large or small, helps tremendously:
We hope to connect with you in Madison--for a vibrant democracy that inspires us to renew governance to meet community needs, preserve ecosystems, and establish justice for all (non-corporate) people!

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