Category Archives: Government Reform

Politically Active Corporations Spend Billions on Lobbying and Campaign Contributions

Posted at http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/11/17/fixed-fortunes-biggest-corporate-political-interests-spend-billions-get-trillions/ Between 2007 and 2012, 200 of America’s most politically active corporations spent a combined $5.8 billion on federal lobbying and campaign contributions. A year-long analysis by the Sunlight Foundation suggests, however, that what they gave pales compared … Continue reading

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Urge President Obama to Sign an Executive Order to Rein in Corporate Spending on Elections

From Food and Water Watch (http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/): Politics have gotten dirty ever since the Supreme Court’s disastrous decisions Citizens United and McCutcheon allowed big corporations and the wealthy elite to flood our democracy with even more money. Recently, President Obama has been … Continue reading

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Anonymous Donors’ “Dark Money” Flooding Elections

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-03-16/social-justice/anonymous-donors-dark-money-flooding-elections/a45132-1 March 16, 2015 – Dan Heyman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – The corrupting influence of money in politics is getting worse, according to reports by Clean Slate Now and the … Continue reading

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Strong Defense of Independent Redistricting Commissions Demonstrated in U. S. Supreme Court

From Common Cause (http://www.commoncause.org): From all across the nation, former and current public officials, public interest organizations, and constitutional experts went to the U.S. Supreme Court on March 2 urging the Court to protect states’ and citizens’ rights to save … Continue reading

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Unlimited and Undisclosed: Religious Right at Center of Drive to Unleash Secret Political Money

From Common Cause (http://www.commoncause.org): February 25, 2015 Common Cause report documents partnership of conservative Christian groups and the Republican Party to undo campaign reforms  A collection of socially conservative Christian organizations, dedicated to rolling back abortion rights, blocking same-sex marriage and … Continue reading

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Senate Advances Effort to Overturn Citizens United

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/09/senate-advances-effort-overturn-citizens-united Published on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 by Common Dreams Advocates: Democracy for All amendment stands for the idea that ‘big ideas, not big money, should rule in the public square’ By Lauren McCauley, staff writer Ahead of … Continue reading

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Send a Message to PA Senators: Overturn Citizens United—Vote on September 8

From Corporate Accountability International (http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/): In just a few days, the U.S. Senate is set to vote on a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. This has been a long time coming. Since the day it was handed down, Corporate … Continue reading

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Tell the Senate to Regulate Money in Politics—Vote for Democracy for All Amendment

From the Story of Stuff (http://storyofstuff.org/): Our democracy is in trouble. Corporate cash swamps our elections and our government, drowning out the voices of ordinary citizens and undermining the fundamental promise of political equality for all. A narrow set of … Continue reading

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