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Organize locally

A girl holds a sign tha reads "Keep your government hands off my corporate overlords."Last week, concerned citizens mobilized on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Their message was simple: We must reclaim democracy from the limitless corporate influence unleashed by the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

Thanks to the thousands of activists who participated, the message may have reached as many as a million people. That’s an awesome impact for just one day of action!

Now it’s time to take the next step.

Right now, our members of Congress are in their home states. They will be away from Washington, D.C., until Sept. 6 so they can hear from their constituents.

We’ve put together a web page of tools and tips you can use to organize meetings with your members of Congress and other actions to oppose the corporate takeover of our democracy.

Follow this link for tools and tips for local organizing.

One of the most exciting resources on this page is the “Local Activism Bulletin Board” we set up so you can let others know if you’re organizing locally.

You can use the bulletin board to post details of events and contact information so others in your area will be able to reach you.

Margaret Mead famously said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Time for us thoughtful, committed citizens to get to work!