Change in government and politics involves citizens participating in rallies, writing to their representatives, and raising money. Common Cause a nonprofit advocacy group held rallies around the country including New Haven, Connecticut on Getting the Money Out of Politics. The rallies were called Money Out Voters In and groups met around the US.
In New Haven, Connecticut over 60 people gathered on the New Haven Green to hear speakers talk about how to change political spending by corporations and keep the voter in the driver's seat. Cheri Quickmire from CT Cause organized the program for New Haven. The rally took place at 1: p.m. Short speeches were made by State Senator Gayle Slossberg and State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfied. Several CT political group representatives spoke. The group marched around the green a few times chanting with fake $1000 bills as a decal on their clothing.
This event represents citizens protest to the Supreme Court ruling that corporations can dump unlimited amounts of money into politics. This can cause one group to have too much power and influence. The second part of this rally was to fight for voters rights to vote fairly and honestly without interference. It also was held in honor of Martin Luther King's Day.
The next event in New Haven, Connecticut will be held on Thursday, January 24th at the New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm Street, New Haven. This is a teach in for Money Out Voters In. It starts at 5 p.m. and ends 8 p.m. They will have a tea to discuss the issues at hand with speakers and guests.
Common Cause addresses many citizen issue around the country. Visit there website to learn more about how to become more active on issues in your town or region. Or contact Cheri Quickmire to learn more.