2011-04-10 @USDayofRage announces protest to reform elections, @USUncut targets corporate tax cheats #USDOR #USUncut


In a new announcement from Twitter Profile: @USDayofRage (currently 1,915 followers) via Twitlonger, the movement demands reforms to abate corruption in US elections:

Corporate influence corrupts our political parties, our elections, and the institutions of government.

Bought by hard and soft dollars, disloyal, incompetent, and wasteful special interests have usurped our nation’s civil and military power, spawning a host of threats to liberty and our national security.

We have had enough.

Legitimate government is born of the self-interest and will of the people expressed by its citizens in free and fair elections. It does not spring from a tyranny of corporate or royal patronage, or a system or ideology that runs counter to the aims of life.

The institutions of government were designed to protect the principles of our democratic republic and to serve the will of citizens.

Corporations, even those owned by foreign shareholders, use money to act as the voices of millions, while individual citizens, the legitimate voters, are silenced and demoralized by the farce.

Free and fair elections inspire good citizenship and public service, because they engage the intelligence and genuine good will of the American people.

They produce the kind of stewardship our nation desperately needs, because they ensure that citizens can influence their destiny, and make genuine contributions to society.

and fair elections remedy the myriad ills and abuses of a corrupt and illegitimate government, which prey on the resources and spirits of citizens. (These abuses and ills are listed on the official US Day of Rage twitter hash tag #USDOR.)

Therefore, we come now together to organize a national, non-violent protest.

We demand that integrity be restored to our elections.

One citizen. One dollar. One vote.

• Only citizens should make campaign contributions.
• Campaign contributions by citizens should not exceed one dollar to any political candidate or party.

Help us reclaim democracy on the US Day of Rage.

We will announce the date when we reach 50,000 followers.

Contact us on usdayofrage@hush.com or @USDayofRage on Twitter.

ImageUS Uncut is another movement that is attempting reform through protest in the US.

From its website, US Uncut is a new movement inspired by UK Uncut, the anti-austerity movement that has swept the UK. ... US Uncut is a grassroots movement taking direct action against corporate tax cheats and unnecessary and unfair public service cuts across the U.S. Washington's proposed budget for the coming year sends a clear message: The wrath of budget cuts will fall upon the shoulders of hard-working Americans. That's unacceptable.

Among US Uncut's targets are Bank of America, Verizon, FedEx and GE. Their next announced days of action tax weekend April 15-18th. They are on Twitter @USUncut and news is posted under a hashtag #USUncut.

One of many protest videos posted on Youtube:

For previous Wl Coverage of developing protests in the Unites States, see here.