• Renaldo Pearson walked 700 miles over 50 days from Atlanta to D.C. to demand an end to political corruption.

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  • #Democracy911 Walk

    700 Miles. 50 Days. Atlanta to D.C.

    We're declaring a state of emergency on American Democracy with a 700-mile walk over 50 days from Atlanta, Georgia to Washington, D.C. Our demand? Fix the corrupt political system.

    We'll begin on Tuesday, August 6th — the 54th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act — in Atlanta, the final resting place of Dr. King and where the infamous 2018 election purges and voter suppression made the state ground zero in our fight.

    We plan to arrive in D.C. on September 21, 2019. There, we will sit on the steps of the Capitol building. If our demands are not met, we will turn our focus to the presidential candidates, getting them to commit to reform.

    If they arrest us, we will pay our bail and return. Not just because it's the people's Capitol building, but because the people have spoken: over 80% of American voters want reform.

    The verdict couldn't be any clearer: it's time for the government to represent us.

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  • Our Demands

    We are walking to demand

    1. all presidential candidates pledge to address comprehensive democracy reform in the first 100 days of their administration; or
    2. the U.S. Senate passes a bi-partisan alternative to HR1 (the For the People Act) implementing three reforms:

    Protect Our Right to Vote

    End voter purges, pass automatic voter registration, expand early voting, same-day registration, vote at home options, and restore the vote for returning citizens with past felony convictions.

    Make Elections Secure & Competitive

    Stop foreign meddling in our elections. End gerrymandering. Pass Ranked Choice Voting to enable independent and third party candidates to run and win.

    End Political Corruption

    End secret donations, close the revolving door between government and the lobbying industry, and create democracy vouchers or small donor matching programs that make politicians dependent on voters instead of big money interests.

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