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Do Not Disturb… Democracy!

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th April, 2013 | No Comments

GlobalUpdate 4/30/2013: Congresswoman Barbara Lee shows off her very own “Do Not Disturb Democracy” door hanger. Please “Share” this photo on Facebook to spread the word. — Do Not Disturb… Democracy! We did it. Together, Global Exchange supporters from nearly all 50 states mailed over 600 ‘Do Not Disturb Democracy’ door hangers to Congress.   […]
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TPP Days of Action Coming to Your Community

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 17th April, 2013 | No Comments

599036_10152640068720613_1588745988_nWhether one wants to reverse the global race to the bottom in wages and working conditions; expand access to life-saving generic medications; support indigenous rights; protect communities’ ability to combat global warming; or sustain family farms and defend food sovereignty, there is no shortage of reasons to act together on the TPP.
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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.
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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.
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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:
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#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.
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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.
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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:
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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.
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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.
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