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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 11:43 AM
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Liberal Groups Seek Public Financing Of Elections


Liberal Groups Seek Public Financing Of Elections

by Peter Overby

March 23, 2010

Democrats and liberal advocacy groups are pushing back against a January Supreme Court decision that said corporations and unions can spend unlimited amounts in electoral politics, but some want to push further than others.

Democrats see an opportunity here, but they are just not sure what to do with it.

The White House has criticized the court ruling. President Obama lit into it in his State of the Union address. When Chief Justice John Roberts called the criticism "troubling," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs hit the same populist point again.

"The president fundamentally disagrees with that decision as, I would say, do the vast majority of the American people," Gibbs said.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12...
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 08:15 PM
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1. What a day that would be.
If we could fix/reform campaign finance, we could fix so much that is rotten in our system.

Campaign finance and lobby reform.
Major media ownership reform.

What an amazing transformation our country could have.

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Jenni S. Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 06:16 PM
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2. Corporate Personhood
The media just isn't covering this after the first few days. We have to projects going to help making this a campaign issue. We feel that if it's a campaign issue the media will have to cover it.

If you want to help out here are the two projects:

Sign the Petition:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/Corporate-Personhood-C ...

The People's Project:
http://sites.google.com/site/wethepeoplegroups/regional ...

We also have a coalition of over 30 groups united on the issue of corporate personhood:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/WE-THE-PEOPLE-United-for -...

If we all work together we can do something about this travesty.

Jenni
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-10 12:17 PM
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3. maybe candidates should be treated like cigarettes
and not allowed to advertise commercially - no tv no bulletin boards.

Just have CSPAN national and local
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