Category Archives: Government Reform

Bipartisan Team of Senators and Representatives Launches Major Redistricting Reform Effort

From Fair Districts PA (http://www.fairdistrictspa.com): Fair Districts PA Citizens Coalition Endorses The Initiative A large bipartisan group of Pennsylvania state House and Senate members launched a major effort today to change Pennsylvania’s system for redistricting.  The process currently utilized by … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Require Federal Contractors to Disclose Political Spending

From the Courage Campaign (https://www.couragecampaign.org/): This is big. President Obama — as reported last week by The New York Times and The Washington Post — is close to issuing a long-overdue executive order to help stop the flood of secret money … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to Congress to Support New Legislation to Ban Lobbying for Former Members of Congress

This is big: Senators Al Franken and Michael Bennet have introduced a bill to BAN the corrupting practice of former members of Congress becoming big money lobbyists. A rapidly rising number of ex-members of Congress are cashing in by becoming … Continue reading

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Upholding Power of the People, Court Says Voters Can Weigh In on Citizens United

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/01/05/upholding-power-people-court-says-voters-can-weigh-citizens-united Published on Tuesday, January 05, 2016 by Common Dreams ‘Are we a democracy of, by, and for the people, or are we to be ruled by an elite, moneyed class?’ By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer The California … Continue reading

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Pro-Democracy Group Warns of Secret Right-Wing Push to Rewrite Constitution

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/12/02/pro-democracy-group-warns-secret-right-wing-push-rewrite-constitution Published on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 by Common Dreams ‘This is a national train wreck that must be stopped,’ says Common Cause By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer “This is total constitutional terra incognita,” one reporter said of … Continue reading

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The 411 on the “Extenders” Package Congress is Considering—Bad Policy

From Citizens for Tax Justice (http://www.ctj.org): The Cliffs Notes? Tax extenders are still bad policy and a multi-billion-dollar deficit-inflating giveaway to corporations. Two new reports from Citizens for Tax Justice outline provisions in the tax extenders legislation and explain why … Continue reading

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Seattle Voters Approve First-in-the-Nation ‘Democracy Vouchers’

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/11/04/seattle-voters-approve-first-nation-democracy-vouchers Published on Wednesday, November 04, 2015 by Common Dreams ‘We look forward to seeing more cities and states implementing their own local solutions to the problem of big money in politics,’ says campaign spokesperson By Deirdre Fulton, … Continue reading

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