Do We Really Have Power Over Our Democracy?
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FEATURING SAM DALEY-HARRIS – Donald Trump said he wanted to drain the swamp when he ran for President. But all he has done since entering the White House is flood the swamp with industry representatives and lobbyists. Goldman Sachs and Exxon Mobil can rest easy knowing that their interests will be easily represented in the Trump Administration.
But what about the rest of us? What about the interests of ordinary Americans that often clash with that of profit-driven corporate elites?
It turns out it’s not so difficult to influence our own government and today we’ll look at several examples of how ordinary Americans have become empowered citizen lobbyists.
For more information visit the following: Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation: www.citizenempowermentandtransformation.org; RESULTS: www.results.org; Citizens Climate Lobby: www.citizensclimatelobby.org; Friends Committee on National Legislation: www.fcnl.org; American Promise: www.americanpromise.net; Generation 180 (Keep it Cool campaign): www.generation180.org; American Wind Energy Association: www.awea.org.
Sam Daley-Harris, CEO of the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation. He is also the founder of RESULTS, a group that has advocated for effective solutions to the causes of poverty. And he is the author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government.