If you believe, as we do (the Republic Retooled non-profit), that Washington’s failed/failing financial reform leaves our nation’s economy vulnerable to another financial crisis and job-and-household-net-worth-destroying recession and, if you also believe that American citizens cannot trust Washington to “complete the unfinished business of financial reform” (as Senator Elizabeth Warren urged her fellow senators to do in early 2016), then please join your fellow citizens, who are taking on the responsibility for ensuring that Washington does NOT fail with implementing effective financial reform the second time around, and take action (see below).
Republic Retooled is advocating a specific financial-reform proposal (the BWU 60-Day Plan — see our FAQ page for information about the BWU group and their reform proposal), which contains the reform that our nation desperately needs — reform that Washington is not even considering, because of Wall Street’s “power and hubris” and undemocratic influence in Washington (please see Phil Angelides’ quote on our FAQ). In response to this national emergency, we are organizing locally and coordinating action statewide (California) to collect signatures on our Petition and pass resolutions in local governing bodies (see our resolution on our The Resolution page, under Home on the main menu) and, ultimately, a similar resolution in the California Legislature, which compel the White House and Congress to immediately implement the BWU Plan. (Note: Please see our FAQ for more details about our STOP Financial Crisis 2 campaign. But, please note — in case you were wondering — that we plan to expand the California campaign, nationally, as soon as we demonstrate that citizens will support the BWU Plan by achieving success with the resolution in the state legislature. At that time, we will proceed with plans to expand the campaign nationally — into every state in the union, if necessary — with the ultimate goal of the national campaign being the implementation of the BWU Plan in Washington.)
Please sign up for any of the actions listed below in which you are interested in joining by going to our Sign Up page (under Take Action on the main menu) (EXCEPT for non-California citizens — if that describes you, please just send us an email — see “OR…” below).
For registered voters residing in California (Note: for voters in other states, please see “OR…” below):
- Please sign our petition (on the main menu under Take Action). This petition will provide us with a list of California citizens who support an Assembly/Senate (Calif.) resolution compelling the White House and Congress to immediately implement the BWU Plan (this list will be utilized during our planned constituent meetings with California state legislators and meetings with California’s congressional representatives — see below); and,
- (If you wish to work with citizens in your community to pass a local resolution (City/County) ) Please go to our Sign Up page (under Take Action on the main menu) and click the box next to “work on… local resolution” to sign up to join citizens in your community in collecting petition signatures and presenting the petition to your local elected officials; and,
- (If you also want to work with citizens in your Assembly and/or Senate (Calif.) district(s) on passing the resolution in the California Legislature) Please go to our Sign Up page (under Take Action on the main menu) and click the box next to “work on passing resolution in CA Legislature” to sign up to meet with your Assemblymember and/or Senator (California) and present her/him/them with a letter (to which we will be attaching a list of all the citizens in your district(s) who also signed our petition) and ask her/him/them to support the resolution in the Assembly/Senate; and,
- (If you also want to work with your fellow citizens and meet with Senator Diane Feinstein, and/or Senator Kamala Harris, and/or your congressman/woman (U.S. House) — on a later date, after the resolution in the state legislature is passed — to inform them of the total number of California citizens (with subtotals for each congressional district) who support the BWU Plan and who have signed the petition in support of the resolution in the California Legislature and to ask them to support a similar resolution in Congress) Please go to our Sign Up page (under Take Action on the main menu) and click the box next to “meet with Sen. Harris/Feinstein/my Congresswoman/man…” to join your fellow constituents in any of these constituent meetings when we are ready to proceed with organizing these meetings.
For registered voters who reside in any state OTHER THAN California: Please join your fellow American citizens in California who are taking on the responsibility for ensuring that Congress does NOT fail with implementing effective financial reform (the second time around) by participating in a STOP Financial Crisis 2 campaign in your state (e.g., by gathering petition signatures online and presenting the petition to your local (city/county) elected officials and asking them to support and pass a resolution similar to the state legislature resolution (see below); and/or by participating in constituent meetings with your state legislators to obtain their support of a resolution in your state legislature (that compels the White House and Congress to immediately implement the BWU Plan); and/or by participating in constituent meetings with your state’s congressional representatives during the next recess and presenting the petition to them and asking for their support of a similar resolution in Congress). If you are interested in any/all of these actions, please send us an email with the subject line “Non-California Campaign” to: republicretooled (at) gmail (dot) com. (Note: We hope to soon have the funding that we will need to expand our California campaign out into every state in the union. So, please let us know if you are interested in participating in a STOP Financial Crisis 2 campaign in your state. This will help us with obtaining these additional funds for national expansion of the campaign.)