Only #Sanders has any credibility on controlling Wall Street and reforming campaign financing

There is only one candidate for president with any credibility when it comes to reining in Wall Street and doing something to end the corrupting influence that Big and Dark Money have over our elected officials.

Compare Bernie

As terrible as right-wing and ultra-conservative ideology is for everyone (including the ‘true believers’ who live with the rest of us 99-percenters), the problem of corruption that comes from unlimited and unregulated money that floods our democracy is one that can actually be solved now if we elect the right people.

http://anticorruptionact.org/

Model legislation exists. See the American Anti-Corruption Act.

 

What can we do?

  • First, get registered if you aren’t and vote in the primaries for Sanders.
  • Second, vote for him in the General.
  • Third and perhaps most importantly, vote Republicans out of every other office on the ballot.

Every. Single. One.

No, Democrats aren’t pure and innocent on the issue of money. Hillary is the largest recipient in pretty much every way, but understand this.

This isn’t about her, and money is absolutely corrupting Republicans in ways that result in far worse outcomes for everyone, economically and socially.

According to OpenSecrets.org, Republican presidential candidates get….

  • 62.6% of all Commercial Bank contributions
  • 70.4% of all Hedge Fund & Private Equity contributions
  • 74.7% of Insurance
  • 88.1% of Oil & Gas
  • 58.6% of Pharma
  • 65.2% of Securities & Investment

….and the list goes on.

Who is the most responsible for our economic woes? See above.

The real icing on the cake is how we got to this sorry state. The single biggest reason is given to us courtesy of the Supreme Court.

The only Supreme Court Justices who ruled for Big Money in the Citizens United and McCutcheon cases were those appointed by a Republican president.

Sanders is the only one talking about overturning these decisions as a condition for any appointments he’d make.

How much more convincing will it take to reach our fellow 99-percenters who prefer Hillary or who think that they’re Republicans?

95 percent

Vermont Becomes The First State To Pass Wolf PAC Resolution

FANTASTIC NEWS!!! THANKS AND CONGRATULATIONS TO VERMONT’S LEGISLATORS!!!

WE CAN DO THIS!! WE CAN #GETMONEYOUT OF POLITICS!!

(from TYT’s post)
Published on May 2, 2014
“Today Vermont became the first state to call for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which precipitated a flood of cash into politics.”

Read more here: http://vtdigger.org/2014/05/02/vermon…

Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) host of The Young Turks delivers this amazing news.

SUPPORT the 28th Amendment to #GetMoneyOut http://www.wolf-pac.com/petition?=tyt….

CLICK here to support Wolf PAC: http://www.wolf-pac.com/wolf_pac_memb…

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: NH House vote on HCR 10 tomorrow for Article V convention

2. Email I’m sending to HReps@leg.state.nh.us which you are welcome to plagiarize and share

1. Wolf PAC email

Greg —
The NH House of Representatives is one of the largest legislative bodies in the world with over 400 members in the house alone. On Thursday morning, they be will voting on HCR 10, which is a resolution calling for an amendments convention to propose a free and fair elections amendment.

With so many legislators, its really difficult to get a hold of them individually so they set up an email address that you can send them an email all at once.

Send an email in support of this resolution to every member of the NH legislature using this email address (use this subject line “Save Democracy-Support HCR 10”): HReps@leg.state.nh.us

Your email could help NH become the first state to call for an amendments convention, so make it a good one! You may not be able to make it to the NH statehouse this week, but you can still make a difference at home by writing an email, persuading legislators to vote the correct way and making the case for real representative democracy.

Send your email in support of free and fair elections with the subject line “Save Democracy-Support HCR 10” to this email today: HReps@leg.state.nh.us

Sincerely,

Mike, Wolf-PAC
http://www.wolf-pac.com/
PS. If you can’t make it to the NH statehouse this Thursday (March 13th), reply to this email and I’ll connect you with other folks who will be attending too. Thanks!

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2. My email which you are welcome to use, edit, and share

Subject: In Support of HCR 10

Dear Honorable Members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives:

While I am not a resident of your great state, I would like to encourage each and every one of you to vote for HCR 10 on Thursday.

A vote in support of HCR 10 will be seen by ordinary citizens like me as an act of courage and patriotism that I and others like me can then hold up as an example for our elected state officials to follow.

Now more than ever, our country needs fearless leaders committed first, foremost, and always to being representatives of the majority of Americans who are ordinary citizens over and above representing individuals of great wealth and power.

Your vote tomorrow on HCR 10 will show the whole country whom it is that you represent the most.

We ordinary citizens are counting on you to vote in favor of HCR 10.

Respectfully yours,
<NAME and Full Mailing Address>

Unhappy Anniversary, Citizens United

Today is the 4th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s infamous “Citizens United” decision.

Why should you care?

Watch the 2 1/2 minute video at…

http://unitedrepublic.actionkit.com/event/cosponsor/9815/
http://unitedrepublic.actionkit.com/event/cosponsor/9815/

http://unitedrepublic.actionkit.com/event/cosponsor/9815/ to get a sense of what money in politics is doing to us and to our government. I hope you’ll then decide you want to add your name as a Citizen Co-Sponsor of the American Anti-Corruption Act. I hope you’ll want to tell everyone to do the same.

After that, visit…

https://movetoamend.org/
https://movetoamend.org/

https://movetoamend.org/ to understand what a bunch of concerned citizens are doing to push for an amendment to our Constitution, “… to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.”

You can sign their petition, too.

Sounds pretty easy, right? It doesn’t take a lot, and every voice counts.

Look, if you don’t do something, who will?

And if you decide to do nothing? That’s your choice, of course.

The way I see it, though, is people who won’t take action – any action – really don’t get to complain about money in politics or the Democrats or the Republicans or the size of government or the size of the military or voter ID laws or how the 2-party system keeps independents from running and winning or fracking or climate science or Roe v Wade or the minimum wage or right-to-work states or class warfare or corporate welfare or Wall Street bonuses and bail outs or George Soros or Sheldon Adelson or Donald Trump or Fox News or MSNBC or Glass-Steagall or the Gilded Age or Obamacare or the NRA or immigration reform or lots of other things that corrupt our representative democracy.

Ask Your House Rep & Senators to "Be A Leader" on Overturning Citizens UnitedIt all boils down to money, and unless and until we – you and I and everyone we know – does something – ANYTHING – to get money out of politics while we get out and vote in every election, well then we shouldn’t expect much to change for the better.

We can do this. You can do this. Why not do it right now?

 

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

See on Scoop.itDidYouCheckFirst

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 money being poured into politics by such an infinitesimally small group of incredibly wealthy and powerful people.

 

The second greatest threat? There’s no easy or other way to say it. It’s average Americans buying into their lies.

 

We can’t deny that there are competing political ideologies at work. It should be understood – and as this documentary points out – that it’s not just Republicans and it’s not just Democrats. Each vie for and enjoy their own share of the wealthy’s attention and largess.

 

This video really is well worth the time. (The entire documentary is on Netflix or YouTube.)

 

I hope that after you watch it you’ll be moved to do your part to get money out of politics by becoming a citizen co-sponsor of the American Anti-Corruption Act at http://unitedrepublic.actionkit.com/event/cosponsor/9815/

See on www.pbs.org