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clear eye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 06:36 PM
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Video about Fair Elections Now Act on Ctr for American Progress site
http://www.americanprogressaction.org/events/2009/12/fa...

Webcast of a discussion with Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (D-Conn.) about why they sponsored the Fair Elections Now Act, and what they see as the road ahead in wake of the Citizens United decision.

Durbin has been trying to get this off the ground since 2005, but in light of the upcoming ruling expected in the SCOTUS case "Citizens United" v. the FEC", which is expected to legalize must corporate campaign donations by ruling that they are protected political speech, his efforts are being supported by a consortium of public interest organizations:

  • Brennan Center for Justice
  • Common Cause
  • Democracy Matters
  • Public Campaign
  • Public Citizen
  • U.S. PIRG
  • Center for American Progress

You can sign his online citizens' petition, but more importantly, please support the work of the groups fighting to re-empower the citizenry, and make a point of contacting your representatives in both houses for their support.

This, and a ban on e-voting and counting could go far to restore the power of the vote.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-09-09 01:17 AM
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1. Done. R n/t
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truckin Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-09-09 09:27 AM
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2. K,R & Signed the Petition
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-10-09 05:29 PM
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3. kick--saw it for the first time too late to rec
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