Wednesday: Springfield and Chicago Candlelight Vigils to Confront Corruption

Across the nation on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, we will Confront Corruption and Demand Democracy with a candlelight vigil at sundown.

In Chicago, at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago 401 N Wabash Ave, July 18, 8 pm – 11 pm.

In Springfield, 235 South Sixth Street, Springfield, Illinois, 7 pm.

From attacks on the rule of law to conflicts of interest, ethics violations and flagrant abuse of government offices for personal gain, the corruption of the American government by the President, his associates and many in his party has reached a new, profound low.

Officials are trading on the power invested in our institutions for personal and financial gain rather than for the welfare of the American people. From attacks on the Russia investigation to ethics scandals in the highest offices in the land, we must reject attempts to shield corruption from political consequences, public scrutiny, and legal accountability.

These issues are on top of years of challenges to the basic health of our democracy: from money in politics to attempts to shape congressional districts to manipulate outcomes and laws written intentionally to exclude voters from participating in our democracy.

Together, we must confront corruption and demand democracy.

(We don’t know of a CU but will post it if we hear of one.)