Category Archives: Government Reform

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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Sign Petition to Overturn Citizens United and Corporate “Personhood”

From US Action (http://usaction.org/): The Koch Brothers and other corporate CEOs are buying our elections to advance the billionaires agenda and drown out the voice of ordinary voters. The Democracy for All amendment (SJ Res 19; https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/sjres19) would overturn Citizens … Continue reading

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New Study—The Benefits of Public Protections: Ten Rules that Save Lives and Protect the Environment

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): The air we breathe. The water we drink. The food we eat. The cars we drive. Most of us don’t give a second thought to the basic components of our day-to-day lives, and … Continue reading

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We Can Fix This. We’ve Done It Before. Re-imagining Government

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): by Katherine McFate, 7/23/2014 When I talk to people who work in Washington, DC these days, I’m struck by the resignation. The political/policy professionals with whom I interact regularly are discouraged by the … Continue reading

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Urge Lawmakers to Say NO to ALEC

From People for the American Way (http://www.pfaw.org): When state legislators across the nation introduce similar or identical bills designed to limit accountability for corporate polluters, reduce workers’ rights or restrict voting, odds are good that the legislation was written by … Continue reading

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Campaign Finance Amendment Advances to U.S. Senate Floor

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/07/10-2 28th Amendment would effectively overturn Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions – Deirdre Fulton, staff writer In a victory for campaign finance reform, the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning (July 10) voted to advance Tom Udall’s (D-New Mexico) proposed … Continue reading

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Is America Still a Democracy?

Posted at https://www.nationalpriorities.org/blog/2014/07/09/united-states-america-going-once-twice-sold/ By Ben West-Weyner A recent study by two professors from Princeton and Northwestern University argues a majority of the American public “have little influence over the policies our government adopts.” The report concludes that while American citizens enjoy access … Continue reading

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Constitutional Amendment Seeks to Cut Money in Politics

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): Democracy is premised on affording citizens equal say in determining the nature and direction of our government. The impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings in the Citizens United and McCutcheon cases threaten … Continue reading

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Take Action to Get the Money Out of Politics

From the Friends Committee on National Legislation (http://www.fcnl.org): Senator Udall has introduced S. J. Res 19, a constitutional amendment that would give Congress the power to stop unlimited spending on campaigns. This bill is starting to move toward a vote … Continue reading

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