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Over the weekend, more than 300 CWA members will be participating in Democracy Awakening, a mass mobilization of thousands of Americans calling for a democracy that works for all – not just the 1 percent. We'll be rallying, marching, attending teach-ins and lobbying. Then on Monday, activists will be engaging in civil disobedience outside the U.S. Capitol.

CWA President Chris Shelton is among the CWAers standing up for a democracy where every voice is heard and every vote counts. "We know that on our own, CWA cannot restore workers' rights or win the financial reforms we need to put working families back on track. The same is true for the critical issues facing environmental groups, consumer advocates and social justice activists. We can't go it alone. But when we join together, as we have in the past, we can move our democracy forward. We know this. When every organization makes restoring our democracy at least its second most important issue, we can succeed," Shelton said.

CWA joins more than 260 organizations in this landmark event coordinated by the Democracy Initiative, calling for strengthened voting rights, campaign finance reform, getting big money out of politics and filling the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. This is a broad coalition of organizations representing the labor, green, student, racial justice, civil rights and money-in-politics reform communities. It's not too late to join in. Learn more at