Join The Rolling Rebellion for Real Democracy

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Week Of Protests Across the Nation, July 5th to July 12th, Against the Corruption of Democracy 

Check the action map to join a local action, or sign up to host your own. Download resources from the toolkits or contact an organizer for more support.

Our Democracy has been corrupted. Billionaires flood our politics with money, special interests control our politicians, and corporations are afforded the same rights as real people. A series of court decisions that equate money with speech, corporations as persons and allow unlimited spending on electoral campaigns has led to deep corruption of the government. It’s time for ‘We The People’ to rebel against corporate rule and claim a real democracy.Democracy not corporatocracy

From July 5th – July 12th Americans across the country are rising up in a week of colorful, creative rebellion to reclaim the promise of government – of, by and for the people. From New Hampshire to Seattle we’ll draw on our country’s revolutionary spirit and showcase a movement ready to overthrow corporate rule.

Join the democracy rebellion. Organize an event in your community. From dramatic readings of the declaration of independence to torch and pitchfork marches against scary “corporate person” puppets, there are many creative ways to show your nonviolent rebellion to oligarchic rule. Get inspired by one of our sample actions or better yet – design your own! Our team will help you make it happen.  Then, share photos and videos so we can show there is a movement building to end the “rule of money” and insist that corporations stop corrupting the government.

Democracy I want real democracy not two Wall St partiesWe know the government will not fix itself unless the people organize and mobilize to end the ‘rule of money’ and replace it with the real ‘rule of people.’  The US Constitution begins with “We the People,” the words of Abraham Lincoln declaring a nation that was “of the people, by the people and for the people,” define the kind of democracy Americans want. But, we know that in reality real democracy does not exist in the United States. The nation is ruled by big corporations and a tiny sliver of the wealthiest Americans who buy politicians with the legalized bribery of campaign spending.

Our movement is diverse and we have a myriad of solutions. But we all agree that a crisis of Democracy is at the root of our problems and it’s time to solve it. That requires us to mobilize. This week of a “Rolling Revolt” is the first stage of an ongoing campaign to create real democracy in the United States. It is an opportunity for you to begin to build a group of people in your community who want to be part of the democracy revival that will sweep the nation.

Check our action map to join a local action, or sign up to host your own. Download resources from our toolkits or contact an organizer for more support.

Together we can build the people powered movement that can bring Real Democracy to the nation!




  • PaulK2

    Griping about things for a little while and then losing interest and walking away doesn’t equal rebellion. If you want to actually have a rolling rebellion then I recommend the following plan:

    1. Find some form of democracy that has a track record of excluding election corruption. I recommend looking at the the Cambridge, MA City Council elections. Since 1940 they have been using the Single Transferable Vote method of Proportional Representation. The city seems to have had a perpetually uncorrupted municipal government (except for a hireling city manager who fixed traffic tickets once) and a AAA bond rating, plus low unemployment, good transit, nice parks…

    2. Now go across the street and set up your own elections. There’s no law against it, as long as you don’t claim to be the true government, except you might eventually make the claim as an act of civil disobedience.

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  • If there’s anyone in the Roaring Fork Valley outside Aspen interested in forming a protest outside [100 yards away] from the global elites at the Aspen Institute, I’m all ears. And I’ll get 3 more people to join.

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  • Kim

    Do you make a habit of telling other people what to do and making incorrect assumptions about people that you don’t know instead of taking action yourself with a plan that you feel is the answer to our damaged system? It’s very unattractive and doesn’t inspire people to learn more about your perspective.

  • Kevin Zeese

    The Rolling Rebellion is intended to be a multi-year campaign because it is going to take more than one week of actions to undo the anti-democratic policies that have been put in place. Not sure why you accuse people of “losing interest and walking away.” A lot of the people involved in organizing this have been fighting these battles for years. We understand the importance of persistence.

    There are a variety of good models available that would improve US democracy, the one you point to an example. But, it is important to know this is not just about voting and improving representative democracy, it is also about more direct and participatory forms of democracy; and it is about the wealth divide because the kind of wealth divide and unfair economy we have is inconsistent with democracy.