In his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening President Obama told Americans they must organize and demand fair elections and voting rights. “I can’t do it alone” he told Americans. The four problems he noted really do put our Nation At Risk:
- “We have to end the practice of drawing our congressional districts so that politicians can pick their voters, and not the other way around.
- “We have to reduce the influence of money in our politics, so that a handful of families and hidden interests can’t bankroll our elections – and if our existing approach to campaign finance can’t pass muster in the courts, we need to work together to find a real solution.
- “We’ve got to make voting easier, not harder, and modernize it for the way we live now. And over the course of this year, I intend to travel the country to push for reforms that do.
- “But I can’t do these things on my own. Changes in our political process – in not just who gets elected but how they get elected – that will only happen when the American people demand it. It will depend on you. That’s what’s meant by a government of, by, and for the people.”
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