Members of Congress and Activists to “Confront Corruption, Demand Democracy” at a Candlelit Vigil at White House on Wednesday Evening

July 17, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY

Members of Congress and Activists to “Confront Corruption, Demand Democracy” at a Candlelit Vigil at White House on Wednesday Evening

DC Event Is One of 100-Plus Happening Around the Country in the Wake of 12 New Indictments in Mueller’s Russia Probe

WHAT: Candlelight democracy vigil in front of the White House to confront the corruption of the Trump administration and demand solutions to fix our democracy. From attacks on the rule of law, conflicts of interest, ethics violations and the flagrant abuse of government offices for personal gain and attacks on the Russia investigations by this administration, the corruption of the American government has reached a new, profound low. Activists are hoping to focus attention on these problems and call for real, significant fixes to get money out of politics, tear down barriers to voting, promote a Supreme Court that defends the rule of law, and fix our ethics laws.

WHEN: 8 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, July 18

WHO: Members of Congress to speak include:
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.)
U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)
U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.)
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.)

Additional speakers from Public Citizen, People For the American Way, MoveOn, Working Families, ONE DC, Common Cause and Center for American Progress.

Other Groups Who Will Attend:
act.tv, Alliance for Democracy, American Constitution Society, American Family Voices, Blue Future + the Youth Progressive Action Catalyst, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Common Cause, CREDO Action, Daily Kos, Defending Democracy, Democracy 21, Democracy for America, Democracy Spring, End Citizens United, Every Voice, Franciscan Action Network, Greenpeace, Hip Hop Caucus, Lawyers for Good Government, March For Truth, MAYDAY America, MoveOn, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National LGBTQ Task Force, Need to Impeach, People Demanding Action, People For the American Way, People’s Action, Public Citizen, Represent.Us, Revolving Door Project, Stand Up America, The Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights, The Loyal Opposition, Tikkun & the Network of Spiritual Progressives, Unitarian Universalist Association, United To Amend, Wolf-PAC

VISUAL: Activists and Members of Congress holding candles to shine a light for our democracy

WHERE: Lafayette Park in front of the White House. 16th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue NW

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