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.

2 comments:

James Dionne said...

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

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100731/ap_on_go_co/us_waters_ethics

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?