Occupy Davis plans Election Day action

By From page A5 | November 04, 2012

Members of Occupy Davis will hold an Election Day demonstration from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center polling place, 646 A St., to protest “the rigged nature of our elections and to advocate for real democracy,” a news release said.

“We decry big money buying of elections; systemic suppression of dissident political voices; disenfranchisement of youth and people of lower incomes,” the news release said. “We call for overturning the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC ruling; public funding of political campaigns; ranked-choice voting; direct election of the president; full ballot access for third parties.

“Citizen participation in democracy should not end at 8 pm on Election Day,” the group’s statement said. “We deserve a year-round democratic society where government works for the people, information flows freely, healthy foods are emphasized, medical care responds to our needs, research benefits society and the environment, education is for everyone, our work edifies us and wealth accrues not to just the 1 percent but to the 100 percent.”

Enterprise staff

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