March 1, 2012 – AmpedStatus celebrates its relaunch today, March 1st, reaffirming a commitment to end the corrupting influence of money in the political system.
As you have noticed, we have not been making many posts to our site over the past several months. We have been fully dedicated to organizing and networking offline. Given our role in building the 99% Movement, A99 and Occupy, we have had several offers from people who are interested in buying the site from us. While we believe some of the people making offers have the best intentions and want to help keep our “readers” engaged, selling the site would ultimately make us feel like sellouts. So… we are going back to our roots and will start posting here on a regular basis again.
The past six months have been an intense battle and wild ride, to say the least. We have been hard at work launching many projects and campaigns. We have built up a large network and formed alliances with incredibly talented people. As we resume featuring the most hard-hitting news and extensive investigative reports, we will also amplify the work that our partners are doing.
Looking back over the past three years, it’s inspiring to see how far we’ve come. As we have done since March 2009, we will continue to provide the in-depth information that engaged citizens need to understand the complex economic and political environment. And, as we have done since February 2010, we will use that information to grow the 99% Movement as a force for economic justice.
Knowing that we still have far to go, we are now focusing our efforts on ONE GOAL and launching a new 100% United campaign:
100% United to get money out of politics.
*Investigative journalist and AmpedStatus founder David Degraw will be speaking at New York Green Festival Sunday April 22 at 3pm on the Main Stage. David will be joining fellow keynotes, Russell Simmons, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Dylan Ratigan, and Josh Silver for a panel discussion entitled, “Occupy The Dream presents: Corporations are not people, Money is not speech!”