Tag Archives: Campaign Finance Reform

It Didn’t Used To Be Like This: A look back to when a U.S. Senator campaigned on $200 total

It really wasn’t that long ago when campaigns were run without the truly obscene influence of money brought on by the disastrous U.S. Supreme Court Citizens United ruling. We take a look back at the great U.S. Senator Bill Proxmire, who as recently as 1982 (that’s not that long ago) ran his re-election campaign on $200. We don’t have to run our “democracy” as we do today. There are better ways. 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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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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Too Early To Chill The Champagne? Action to Overturn Citizens United Heats Up

Have you noticed the flurry of activity recently centering on activities to amend the Constitution and overturn the Supreme Court Citizens United ruling? Could this really happen soon? Take a look at all the recent activity. Continue reading

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This Is The Issue; There Are No Other Issues

Free Speech For People is fighting for a Constitutional Amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling. John Bonifaz, executive director, explains why this is critical to preserving our democracy. Continue reading

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July Profile: Mike McCabe

In the face of mounting corporate funding for political campaigns, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign is fighting back offering a template for action. Executive Director Mike McCabe offers great insights into what we all can do. Continue reading

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