Tag Archives: Citizens United

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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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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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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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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Our Movement Moment Of History Is Here: Move To Amend

“We are at a movement moment in history, said David Cobb, National Projects Director of Democracy Unlimited and lead speaker on the Midwest Barnstorming Tour of Move To Amend. Cobb’s stop in Edina, Minnesota, Sunday drew a packed crowd of … Continue reading

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July Profile: Wendell Potter

Wendell Potter is one of the few today who have the inside knowledge and understanding of just how the health insurance industry is able to manipulate the messaging and therefore the general public’s lack of understanding to what’s going on within the for-profit health insurance industry. His ‘wisdom voice’ provides great insights for all of us. Continue reading

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The Walker Recall: A Win For Democracy And Robert LaFollette

Wisconsin has shown us the way on how to save our democracy with the culmination of the recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Long live democracy and the work of Robert LaFollette Continue reading

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Best of the Best (Quotes) From 2011

The Voice of ‘We The People’ got stronger and stronger in 2011. Take a look at some of the best of the best of our “wisdom voices” that we featured. They will keep you inspired in 2012. 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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