99Rise Building the Nationwide Movement
Jade Batstone and Jessica Nuti
America is in crisis, and our democracy on the auction block.
We’re here to do something about it.
99Rise is a network of activists and organizers dedicated to building a mass movement to reclaim our democracy from the domination of big money.
We believe that only by getting big money out of politics – by winning a democracy that responds to the real needs of “the 99%” – will we open the door to finally realizing the progressive promise of the American Dream. We thus seek a Constitutional Amendment and supplemental federal legislation that would guarantee the principle of political equality, as well as ensure that neither private wealth nor corporate privilege could be used to exercise undue influence over elections and policymaking. To this end, we are committed to deploying the most powerful tool of social and political change: strategic nonviolent resistance.
Come hear about our work and the March for Democracy currently happening now, http://www.marchfordemocracy.org/
Jade Batstone is a 99Rise volunteer organizer and co-founder of the Next 26. Next 26 engages the next generation of key influencers from a range of emerging San Francisco industries and nonprofit groups.
Jessica Nuti is currently a 99Rise volunteer organizer and works full-time at Global Exchange in their Development department. She also holds organizer and training positions in organizations that support skill sharing for transgender and women’s rights, environmental justice, and getting money out of politics. She has a strong passion for non-violent direct action, and participates in training efforts to ensure safe and effective direct actions.
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