Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic, and environmentsl justice around the world.

Tell Corporate Lobbyists: ‘Do Not Disturb’ Democracy

Posted by in Elect Democracy on 4th March, 2013 | 4 Comments

DoorHandleFront2On April Fools day, prank with purpose: send your Senator and Representative a ‘Do Not Disturb’ door hanger to keep corporate lobbyists OUT of their office.
Read More...

The State of the FEC: “The Little Agency that Can’t”

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 11th February, 2013 | 1 Comment

GX ED StickerExpired terms and partisan gridlock underscores the Federal Election Committee’s inaction and poor enforcement of federal election law. Reforms to support the rights of voters are likely to be met with political gridlock. Check out how the stalemate state of US elections, and recent developments that may prompt change.
Read More...

Meet the Wall Street and Corporate Tax Dodgers that Ditched Over $128 Billion in Taxes

Posted by in Elect Democracy on 7th February, 2013 | 3 Comments

On February 7, 2013, Senator Bernie Sanders is introducing legislation to crack down on Wall Street and corporate tax avoiders that are avoiding tens of billions in taxes every year by shifting profits to the Cayman Islands and other tax havens. Meet the corporations that avoided $128 BILLION in taxes:
Read More...

#InaugurateDemocracy from CA to DC: Reportback!

Posted by in Elect Democracy on 29th January, 2013 | 1 Comment

775051_524110344286495_1852443465_oLast week, from coast to coast, broadcasts of stirring inauguration speeches were met with the demands of people calling for a real and vital change: Inaugurate Democracy: Represent US! Here’s a recap of the events that unfolded.
Read More...

On Jan. 21, Take a Stand: #InaugurateDemocracy

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured on 14th January, 2013 | 1 Comment

Screen shot 2013-01-09 at 2.58.19 PMAfter a grueling election, record campaign spending and an odious increase of money in politics, it’s more important than ever to remind elected officials that WE (the people), not corporations voted for and elected them to office. This Inauguration Day, take action with Global Exchange in DC, SF, or anywhere by joining the online conversation using the hashtag #InaugurateDemocracy.
Read More...

Oh, What a Year for the Elect Democracy Campaign

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th December, 2012 | No Comments

Hillary at RNC2012 certainly hasn’t been boring! Thanks to you and the hundreds of other people who are part of the Elect Democracy campaign, we’ve taken action to free our democracy from the moneyed grip of corporate interests… Thank you. Here’s what we’ve done:
Read More...

Make Jobs, Not War

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War on 7th December, 2012 | No Comments

jobsnotwarpaycheckj1Americans demand good paying jobs; corporations and the rich pay their fair share; protection of our social safety net; significant cuts to runaway Pentagon spending; and an end to the War in Afghanistan. We must not let up – we must continue to remind our elected officials who they represent. Together our voices can make a difference.
Read More...

TPPxBorder Rally Reportback

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 4th December, 2012 | 1 Comment

StopTPPbannerSeattleWe called this rally TPPxBorder: The People’s Round. What I loved about it wasn’t only the fiery speakers, the diversity, the music, the unity, the hot Fair Trade coffee, and the ultra-legitimacy of our opposition to this heinous version of the TPP…. what I loved was learning about what an alternative deal would look like – one by and for the people. Listening to speakers and experts articulately describe what fair trade looks like, what it offers communities internationally, reminds me why these fights are so important, and the promise of real, practical, and respectful trade solutions. We have answers- now is the time to join hands and fight for them.
Read More...

A European Perspective on the 2012 U.S. Election

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 30th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

In my past twos months here in the States, I have been asked numerous times how it felt –from a European point of view– to witness the 2012 U.S. electoral campaign and presidential elections from here in the U.S. Here are some of my initial reflections from witnessing the 2012 election.
Read More...

From Super PAC Millions to Lobbyist Billions

Posted by in Elect Democracy on 28th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

Illustration Credit: James T. PendergastOver $629 million in Super PAC spending in the 2012 election didn’t sway U.S. voters as significantly as expected, but in the coming months will the billions spent in corporate lobbying sway Congress?
Read More...

Newer Entries   Older Entries