VoterMarch began on November 14, 2000, as four founding members from New York City and Washington, D.C., organized American voters who wanted to express their opposition to the irregularities and egregious conduct of Election 2000 and the direction in which an illegitimate administration was taking the country.
As an Internet-based grassroots group, having logged over one million hits to its original website since November 2000, VoterMarch had various Voter eGroups in all 50 states, with an online community of over 10,000 activists. VoterMarch is a nation-wide organization for voter rights, electoral reform and a progressive agenda which had 60 Chapters across the United States and a Chapter in the Netherlands for Americans abroad.
VoterMarch organized major national demonstrations to protest the disenfranchisement of voters in Election 2000 and the highly partisan U.S. Supreme Court decision which selected the President.
On January 20th, 2001, VoterMarch organized the Counter-Inaugural VoterMarch at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC., where thousands of people turned out in the cold, rainy weather to protest Bush's Inauguration and the disenfranchisement of thousands of voters in Florida and a Supreme Court decision that undermined the franchise of all citizens by "selecting" a president through judicial fiat.
On May 19th, 2001, VoterMarch organized thousands of protestors for the Voter Rights March in Washington DC and San Francisco, and continued similar protests on a national and local basis.
The VoterMarch platform calls for a Voters' Bill of Rights for critically needed reforms, including improved voter registration and voter equality and education.
Voter Rights Speaking Tours
VoterMarch organized speaking tours throughout the United States and supported many publications and films on voter reform, including the documentary film, Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election, by film director Robert Greenwald.
Vincent Bugliosi - The Betrayal of America
During 2001 and 2002, VoterMarch organized speaking tours in New York City and Voter West in California for prominent attorney and author Vincent Bugliosi, who wrote the New York Times Best Seller, The Betrayal of America - How the Supreme Court Undermined the Constitution and Chose Our President.
Greg Palast - The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
VoterMarch also organized speaking tours in 2001 and 2002 throughout the United States for Greg Palast, the award winning BBC investigative reporter, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy - An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth about Globalization, Corporate Cons, and High Finance. Palast exposed the purging of thousands of eligible voters, mostly African Americans, from the voter rolls in Florida.
Danny Schechter - Counting on Democracy
Voter March promoted and distributed Counting on Democracy about the Florida election recount of 2001 by media critic and film producer Danny Schechter. Louis Posner, human rights advocate Bianca Jagger, Greg Palast and Danny Schechter were speakers at the Hamptons International Film Festival, featuring Counting on Democracy.
No Blood for Oil and the Anti-War Effort
VoterMarch, and its affiliate NoBloodforOil, fully supported the peace movements and organized the first Anti-War protest in the United States against the illegitimate, unmandated President Bush and his Administration's plans to wage unilateral war against Iraq.
On September 12, 2002, U.S. President George W. Bush spoke to the United Nations General Assembly. Outside the United Nations building, over 1,000 people attended a protest organized by VoterMarch. Speakers included Voter March founder and national chairperson Louis Posner, singer songwriter Patti Smith, former Students for a Democratic Society President professor Todd Gitlin, and author/professor Mark Crispin Miller.
Stolen Election 2004
During the 2004 Presidential election, VoterMarch protested against irregularities in voting and in the use of suspect computerized voting systems and machines.
See 2004 Stolen Election Blog
Occupy Wall Street and Tax Wall Street
With the emergence of the Occupy Wall Street movement, VoterMarch joined with the 99% that our elected officials must represent the interests of the voters who put them in office, and not to the interests of corporate greed.
Occupy Wall Street needs demands, not just protests. One palatable demand is for Wall Street to share the tax burden through a financial transaction tax (FTT). Voter March is now sponsoring a new educational blog called Tax Wall Street.
Voter March Links:
VoterMarch on Twitter
VoterMarch Google Groups