I’m very excited. My book, Breaking Big Money’s Grip on America: Working Together To Revive Our Democracy, is finally ready for distribution. The book is a compelling call to all Americans to focus on an extremely critical issue: The power huge sums of money has to unfairly influence U.S. elections and public policy in favor of special interests and contrary to the needs and desires of most Americans.
To order a copy of the book, go to: http://www.breakingbigmoneysgrip.com.
I want to emphasize that the book is most importantly about bringing Americans together to build a Democracy Movement to take control of our country away from Big Money and corporate America. Like the women’s movement, the civil rights movement, the environmental movement, the LGBT rights movement, the labor movement and the anti-Vietnam War movement, when millions of Americans work together real positive change can happen.
While many of us feel disheartened and/or helpless regarding the current state of American politics, what I hope is really provocative and uplifting about the book is it provides a viable way to fix our broken political system and revive our democracy. As Randy Kehler, the former national coordinator of the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign explains:
“This book persuasively argues that the dominance of Big Money not only corrupts government itself but also blocks effective action on virtually every major issue Americans care about. As Bruce Berlin makes clear, and our history confirms, the only force capable of challenging Big Money’s corrupt and powerful hegemony is a diverse, nonpartisan, grassroots movement for democracy based on a politics of human dignity and equality…Fortunately, Berlin lays out a credible roadmap showing how we can create it. I hope it’s read by millions.”
As I indicate in the book, we need to see ourselves as modern day Paul Reveres sounding the alarm to our friends, neighbors, business associates, relatives and others that Big Money and corporate America are taking over our country to the great detriment of most Americans. The book calls for people to respond to this grave threat by forming DOCs, democracy organizing committees, in communities across the country to fight Big Money’s takeover and revive democracy in America.
Breaking Big Money’s Grip on America is a guidebook on how we can come together and achieve this goal. So, I’m hoping you will want to participate with me in helping to start a new American Revolution to put control of our country in the hands of we, the people.