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The mission of The People is to bring Americans together to engage in civil discourse, establish and carry out nonpartisan governmental reforms. By doing so, we will live in a truly representative democracy. By activating all citizens and bringing our country together, one collective voice will be established and the average person can be heard. We will help individuals organize around common causes, rounding out strengths and weaknesses, and connecting them with others to accelerate their efforts. This will help us to facilitate productive dialogue between those with variation in beliefs and promote action to address needed governmental reforms.

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"The numerous groups, individuals and parties currently working to reform, replace or break the American political system must come together strategically," argues Reed Galen.

A reformer game plan for 2020: Consolidate, aspire and donate

Galen is an independent political strategist who left the Republican Party in 2016. He has worked for President George W. Bush, Sen. John McCain, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Serve America Movement.

The chaos, clutter and confusion of the 2020 campaign is already in full swing. With President Trump embroiled in yet another scandal of his own making and Democratic presidential candidates finding new and interesting ways to turn off independent and moderates, now is the time for the reform movement to make its move. But it must be fearless, it must be well-financed and it must be now.

Those of us in the fight to repair American politics must step away from the "first do no harm" ethos. The system has rotted from within and its effects are now felt without. We must be willing to stand up tall and tell those who would deter us that we are not afraid of them and that indeed we work everyday to topple their duopoly. Incrementalism is a must in policy. It is a death-knell in politics.

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Learn About Corruption in Politics and How to Fix It

Organizer: RepresentUs

A joint meeting hosted by Represent New Jersey and American Promise to educate people about how dark money influences and corrupts our government. At this meeting, you will learn:

  • What Dark Money is and how it influences our elections
  • Why public support has little effect on what laws are passed
  • How we can fix it!

This event is a great chance to get familiar with how Dark Money works and begin your journey in this movement!

Location: Washington Township Library, 37 E Springtown Rd., Long Valley, NJ 07853

Represent Charlotte at the Charlotte City Council Meeting

Organizer: RepresentUs

Put on your yellow shirt and come out in support of Represent Charlotte as we encourage the Charlotte City council to pass a resolution asking the North Carolina General Assembly to enact legislation creating an independent redistricting commission for the redistricting activities following the 2020 census. At this event you will:

  • Stand up against local corruption
  • Connect with existing members of the chapter
  • Learn more ways to get involved with your local RepresentUs movement
Location: Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E 4th St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Represent Austin Newcomer Orientation

Organizer: RepresentUs

Newcomer Orientation is the perfect opportunity for introductions! Tell us what prompted you to join us and we'll tell you what we are working on and how you can help. Our chapter meeting will start promptly at 3:30pm; where we get informed, get some practice then get to work! Represent Austin holds their monthly meetings the last Sunday of every month. If you are interested in making Austin work for everyday people and want to learn how you can contribute, join this meeting and become a part of the movement!

Location: 810 Guadelupe St., Austin, TX 78701

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