Category Archives: Citizens United

Tearing Apart The Fabric of Democracy — Again

I can’t believe we’re still advocating to stop voter suppression laws in 2014. But here we go again. The attempt to keep eligible voters from casting ballots tears at the very foundation of our democracy. We should be outraged at the breadth and depth of voter suppression that still rages within our so-called democracy here in the United States. Continue reading

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Blue Jeans In High Places: Building A Home For The Politically Homeless

Mike McCabe’s new book, Blue Jeans In High Places: The Coming Makeover Of American Politics, offers ways to break out of the political entrapment of our current two-party system. “I came to the conclusion that this is a moment that cries out for some political game changers.” As he describes, we have one party that’s scary and another that is scared. Read more about the “One Party Movement” as detailed in his new book. Continue reading

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The Grass Roots Fight For A Living Wage

Jennifer Epps-Addison, Executive Director of Wisconsin Jobs Now offers hope for a future that includes a “living wage” for U.S. workers. “The challenge is to help everyday people have their voices heard because unfettered, unlimited money in politics has really corrupted the idea of one person/one vote and every voice counting.” We dare you to find just one “favorite quote” from this remarkable activist working to make the world a better place. Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders: Sounding The Wake Up Call To Save Our Democracy

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has issued a wake up call and a challenge to all of us to save our democracy from the overreach of the billionaires who have been given free reign to buy the U.S. Government based on the disastrous Supreme Court Citizens United ruling. Sen. Sanders gives us a history lesson on how we got to this point and what we can to to turn the tide. His wisdom voice rings loud and clear as our May Progressive Profile. Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders: His Prophetic Voice Warns of Dangers to Democracy

Senator Bernie Sanders joined Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison to talk about the most important issue facing us today: saving our democracy from the oligarchs who appear poised to buy our government. “There is no end to the amount of money they will spend to create the kind of government and society they want,” Sanders said of the likes of the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson. Continue reading

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David Bender: Traveling The Long & Winding Progressive Road

David Bender has walked the walk and the talk of the American Progressive Movement for more than 40 years. We kick off our 2014 Progressive Profiles with a “must read” interview in which he articulates an historical perspective as well as discussing his newest venture, Progressive Voices.com. Continue reading

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Staying Engaged and Active: It’s More Important Than Ever

Staying politically active and engaged is more important than ever. With so much going on and so much at stake, democracy needs you. A few examples of easy things you can do. Continue reading

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January 2013: John Bonifaz

John Bonifaz embodies the spirit of democracy in action. His work with Free Speech For People is helping to pave the way for a 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution to turn back the Supreme Court’s 5-4 Citizens United ruling. “This is a non-violent democracy movement that recognizes that despite the odds that are immediately in front of us, that we can and will prevail like people have before us.” Read more in our January Progressive Profile. Continue reading

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‘Let Me Vote’: The Breadth and Depth of Voter Suppression Should Scare Us All

Citizens United is squeezing democracy on one end of the spectrum. Legislating to keep people away from the polls is squeezing democracy from the other. The breadth and depth of voter suppression should scare all of us into action to stop it. Continue reading

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September Profile: David Cobb

It was only natural that David Cobb would be one of the leaders/founders of Move To Amend. His work to overturn Citizens United by amending the U.S. Constitution to say corporations are not people and money is not speech is a natural extension of his life dedicated to organizing and activism for social and economic justice. We feature David as our September Progressive Profile. Continue reading

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