We're fighting for a future America that realizes the dream of Democracy - of government truly of, by, and for the People - and fulfills the promise of liberty and justice for all. If we win fundamental reform that bans the corruption of private money from politics once and for all, we can open the door to progressive victories on economic recovery, solving climate change, educational justice, immigrant rights, and so many other struggles that are held back by the opposition of Big Money.
We're employing an innovative, integrated model of strategic nonviolent organizing to train leaders and build creative nonviolent action teams on campuses and in communities across the United States. Our model adapts to our context the approach used in 21st Century nonviolent revolutions in Serbia, Ukraine, George, Lebanon, and Egypt among others. It incorporates strategic nonviolent action theory and practice, public narrative and leadership development, contemporary new media and online organizing, and innovations in decentralized organization. The decentralized, momentum-driven organization we're building will wage a strategic nonviolent struggle to mobilize a strong majority of active public support to win a Constitutional Amendment that gets Big Money out of politics for good.
99Rise was formed by a group of organizers in Los Angeles who came together through our involvement in Occupy LA and the broader Occupy movement. We realized we needed to create a movement vehicle that could unleash the potential revealed by Occupy and fully respond to the crisis it dramatized. We combine experience in the global justice, anti-war, union, immigrant rights, student, racial justice, and women's movements in the United States and have trained with leading international nonviolent revolutionaries and consultants. No one has tried the model of strategic noviolent organizing that we're using in the United States before.