This has been the most common question I have seen on blogs supporting the Occupy Movement and on Twitter and Facebook feeds I follow.
I think two things.
#1 Get a copy of Florida Congressional Representative Ted Deutch’s proposed Constitutional Amendment that would reverse the idiot Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court. Pass the Outlawing Corporate Cash Undermining the Public Interest in our Elections and Democracy (OCCUPIED) Amendment around and start getting support, we need ¾ of the states to get there you begin on the ground, malls, churches, schools, homes, collecting signatures in support of this Amendment.
#2 Change the states. All movements to be legitimate successes have to have long term effects. The Civil Rights movement led to landmark federal laws. For Occupy it means changing things everywhere. Elect city and county officials who’ll work to make corruption illegal and stop the militarization of the police. Elect state legislators who will do the same. About 40 states elect judges, if you live in one before going to the polls make sure who should be retained based on Constitutional Law and support of human rights, a judge who’s record supports authority and is against rights, remove that person.
The “Reagan Revolution” and the 30 plus years of conservative dominance began with school boards and municipal elections, if Occupy is to truly maintain its presence, if it is to balance the Tea Party and the Radical Right it has to change the game board.
Vote locally/Change Globally
Congressman Deutch represents Florida’s 19th Congressional District which includes Palm Beach County and Broward County in South Florida. His proposed amendment can be found here http://teddeutch.house.gov/UploadedFiles/DEUTCH_036_xml.pdf Congressman Deutch’s office can be contacted through: Ashley Mushnick 202-225-3001