Reboot the Government (the “Today” song)

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If you are an artist, writer, or otherwise communicate broadly with the public (hello, “the media”) – you may want to once in a while say something inspiring.

Alanis Morissette is one of those artists who has risen to a higher calling to inspire and empower people to find something greater to do, to be.

This comes from a long line of tradition: “We Are The World“, “Live Aid” and many, many more.

Today – it’s about uniting to be a stronger union.

Her song, “Today,” is in support of the congressional bid by bestselling author and spiritual leader Marianne Williamson.

You can read the note from Marianne on how the song came to be at left, and listen to it and watch the video below.

You can donate to support Marianne’s congressional election here.

Marianne writes, “I am running for Congress because I believe America has gone off the democratic rails. A toxic brew of shrinking civil liberties, expanding corporate influence and domestic surveillance is poisoning our democracy.

We are currently in the process of dismantling the most basic social contract between the American people and our government, as “a government of the people, by the people, and for the people” has transitioned before our eyes into ” a government of a few of the people, by a few of the people, and for a few of the people.” That’s the bad news, but there is good news as well: we can change this! Anything is possible in America. And with elections, we have the opportunity to prove it.

Moneyed forces now wield an influence on our political functioning totally disproportionate to the influence wielded by the average American citizen . . . (go here to read more).”

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