On Sunday, thousands of activists from around the country arrived right here in Washington, D.C. after a 10-day-long, 140 mile march from Philadelphia. The marchers are part of a movement called Democracy Spring and Democracy Awakening, and today they staged a sit-in at the Capitol Building. They plan on camping out there through the end of the week. All of this is part of a massive, non-violent campaign to save our democracy from oligarchy. Democracy Spring activists are calling on Congress to take action right now on a group of different bills that would take money out of politics once-and-for-all. This fight, the fight against corporate control over our democracy, is, of course, the same fight that Bernie Sanders is fighting right now in his presidential campaign. But it’s also the same fight that the Founders fought more than 200 years ago when they rebelled against the British Empire and created our constitutional republic. They just called it something different -- they called it the fight against “faction.”
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