Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Democracy for the other 98% of us

Democracy for the other 98% of us

Three places to begin:

  • Overturn Citizens United:
    Amend the Constitution to protect America from unlimited corporate spending on our elections by overturning the Supreme Court's decision giving corporations the same First Amendment rights as people.
  • Fair elections now:
    Pass the Fair Elections Now Act, providing public financing to candidates who are supported by small donors so they can compete with corporate-backed and self-funded candidates.
  • Lobbyist Reform Act:
    Pass legislation to end the overwhelming influence of corporate lobbyists by: prohibiting individuals from switching from corporate lobbying to government service, or vice-versa, within a 5-year period; stopping corporate lobbyists from giving gifts and providing free travel to government officials; and posting online the attendees and content of all meetings between lobbyists and government officials.


James Dionne said...

Let's keep running the unethical morons out of office as well.


Mpeterson said...

Agreed. Big duh.

What do we do with Presidents who make up intelligence to justify a war when there isn't really any cause?