SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A California business is seeking funding on website Indiegogo.com to pay for a full-page advertisement in the New York Times that asks United States citizens to "resolve to declare our independence from American anti-democracy."
The ad cites the Republican Party's attempted congressional nullification of the Barack Obama presidency, and its past and present attacks against voting rights and social welfare programs, as evidence of the party's undemocratic social agenda, and calls on the American people to reaffirm their commitment to democracy by rejecting the party.
"The Republican Party-driven shutdown of the federal government in 2013 is consistent with the party's refusal to accept the democratic will of the American people as expressed in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections," American Truth Commission Executive Director Alex Reyes said. "The party is beholden more to its own radical political agenda than it is to our country's core democratic principles. The American people should no longer allow the Republican Party to wreak havoc on their government and the social contract enumerated in the Preamble to the United States Constitution."
The American Truth Commission is a San Francisco-based limited liability company created in 2013. The home page of the company's website, www.americantruthcommission.info, states the business' mission is "to educate the American people about social democracy and United States anti-democratic conduct, and to advocate for social action to release the grip of domestic anti-democratic social forces upon American governance and society." The ad campaign is the commission's first public action.
The commission hopes to raise the $175,000 cost of a full-page ad in the New York Times within 30 days. The total funding goal of $203,500 includes a fiscal sponsorship fee for all tax-deductible charitable contributions raised and an Indiegogo.com website fee.
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