As the Jan Lokpal talks gather momentum, negotiators and decision-makers are feeling the heat of our people-powered movement.
The pressure is working, so let’s ramp it up. This May Day citizens will march against corruption all across India. To all those politicians who think they can smear, delay, or outlast us, this is our chance to show that our movement is just getting started. To make the most impact we have to create noise everywhere – in the streets, online, on facebook, and in the halls of power.
Click below to join the Avaaz action center where you can get a list of march times and locations, join the virtual march by giving your name and comment to a marcher, change your facebook profile photo, or keep building our massive petition, which will be hand delivered directly to the jan lokpal committee on Monday!
Three weeks ago, Anna Hazare declared a fast unto death until the government agreed to let civil society draft the Jan Lokpal bill. In just over 36 hours, 650,000 of us stood with Hazare to demand action. Four days later, we won! Proving that people power can prevail over the poison of political corruption.
The struggle won’t be easy. Last week, poisonous allegations, contradictory reports and false scandals aimed to discredit civil society leaders and divide our movement inundated the press. But we reacted immediately — launching a rapid response campaign with tens of thousands of us calling on PM Singh to rein in the smear campaign. This week, the smear machine seems to have gone quiet! We’re winning, let keep the momentum going:
PM Singh has promised to bring Jan Lokpal to a vote by August. So for the next 3 months, we have to meet every challenge, block every tactic, and overcome every obstacle that’s thrown in our way, to get the law that all Indians want. This Monday, let’s give our leaders a taste of what’s to come.
With hope and determination,
Ricken, Luis, Saloni, Shibayan, Ben
and the whole Avaaz team.