Last weekend, hundreds of rebels turned out once again to do what we do best: put our bodies in the way of injustice.
Our 12th large-scale walk against big money politics departed on Saturday from the home of the late, great reformer Granny D in Dublin, NH. Six miles later, we arrived in Peterborough's Depot Square for a public celebration with live band, speakers, and plenty of free food and ice cream. The press sure took note!
The walk was the centerpiece of our second annual Revive Democracy Weekend, which began on Friday night with a free screening of the powerful documentary Pricele$$, a post-film discussion, and "drinks for democracy" at a nearby pub. Following the Saturday walk, we gathered on Dublin Lake for a special reception with friends and supporters. On Sunday, we concluded with a public lecture by our executive director, Dan Weeks, on his new ebook, Democracy in Poverty, at the Monadnock Summer Lyceum.
Here's to the 300+ rebels who turned out – and the 12,000 more who tuned in online – to demand the presidential candidates make stopping big money corruption issue number one in 2016. For a reminder of why we do what we do, the Sentinel editorialized that "like Granny D’s attempts at raising awareness, [NH Rebellion] relies on individuals putting their bodies in the way of an injustice… They won’t change the world overnight [but] they will change it."
Together, we will change it!