Tag Archives: Citizens United

300 Billion Reasons to Support #MayDayPAC

A very straight-forward “map” that leads to a crystal clear understanding of 300 billion reasons why your support for getting big money out of politics is so important. Look, it’s going to be this simple. Future generations will either thank … Continue reading

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Signature needed: Senate will vote on Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Money is not speech, and the Supreme Court’s decisions Citizens United and McCutcheon have perverted our democracy. It’s time to pass a constitutional amendment. See on http://www.dailykos.com

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NH House Poised to Vote on HCR 10

There’s not much time. The vote on HCR 10 is tomorrow, March 13. Here are 2 things related to it that will help to quickly explain what’s happening and what you can do about it: 1. Wolf PAC email re: … Continue reading

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“I’m capable of it, so why wouldn’t I do it?” – One Engaged Citizen Who’s a Model for Us All

I’m extremely proud to report that Coffee Party USA posted this essay and invited Kathleen as a guest to speak about her experiences on one of their BlogTalkRadio shows, Lunch With Louden. Kathleen’s laughter is contagious as she happily explains … Continue reading

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It’s On #MiddleClass America to Save America

I can’t imagine anyone arguing that America does not need a healthier, more economically viable, active, and growing middle class. Sadly, I also can’t imagine much argument that the exact opposite is dramatically evident. The question now is what are … Continue reading

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Let’s #NeverForget915 and the Lies of Trickle-Down Economics

On this, the 5th anniversary of the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, Americans should take time to pause and remember this as yet another heinous crime of historic proportions perpetrated on Americans on a day in September. It wasn’t terrorists and … Continue reading

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Whale-Sized Gambles, Lies, and Empty Apologies

Wall Street is the apex of legal gambling. It always has been. It’s not called gambling, of course, but we should understand that that’s precisely what it is. Perhaps the question for those of us living in a free market … Continue reading

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Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream | Documentary about Income Inequality | Independent Lens | PBS

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Filmmaker Alex Gibney depicts an uneasy coexistence of wealth and poverty along one New York City thoroughfare. Greg Russak‘s insight: The greatest problem we face in American society? The corrupting influence of far too much … Continue reading

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I Didn’t F*ck It Up. You Didn’t F*ck It Up.

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdn3O6aaMNc But it’s f*cked up! Now you can help to unf*ck it up by supporting the American Anti-Corruption Act! If you see this before Wednesday, July 15th, at noon,… See on didyoucheckfirst.wordpress.com

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How Big Money Created the Most Polarized Congress in a Century: 5 Charts

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst The incredible growth of PACs, the death of vote splitting, and the demise of America’s cushiest retirement home Greg Russak‘s insight: An article with charts worth keeping at the ready, especially when the discussion turns … Continue reading

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