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Beyond Personhood: Why Corporations Love the Constitution More Than You do

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 16th January, 2013 | 22 Comments

Got rights?January 21st marks the 3rd anniversary of the SCOTUS Citizen United ruling that opened the corporate-funded floodgates. While criticizing corporate personhood has hit the mainstream, questioning the Constitution remains the ultimate taboo.Shannon Biggs and Randy Hayes ask, “What do you love about the U.S. Constitution?” and explore what the Constitution is…and isn’t.
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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?
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New App Tracks Money in Politics

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 26th September, 2012 | No Comments

Politicash-SplashScreenDownload your free app today and follow the campaign contributions and Super-PAC money behind the presidential race. Global Exchange is proud to partner with MapLight on the release of this app- please share this invaluable tool for tracking $$ in politics! http://bit.ly/UBFYL3
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Protestors at the RNC: “Just Say No to Business As Usual”

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 31st August, 2012 | No Comments

Elect Democracy's Hillary Lehr in TampaTropical Storm Isaac had the impact of forcing the 1% and those that do their bidding to adopt a more humble/realistic position of adjusting their own behavior due to the circumstances beyond purely themselves and their own interests… isn’t that almost exactly what all of us gathered to protest here in Tampa have been demanding? Thanks Mother Nature. Now, let’s make sure we take care of each other wherever the hurricane lands.
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Ben & Jerry’s Workers Agree: “Get the Dough Out of Politics”

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Global Exchange Community on 31st May, 2012 | 1 Comment

Get-the-Dough-Out-.orgBen & Jerry’s workers know a thing or two about putting dough in ice cream. But this time, they are calling for something different: to get the dough out of politics. Watch this video to see for yourself.
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Occupy Our Elections… Elect Democracy

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 8th May, 2012 | 3 Comments

Photo: democraticunderground.comHow do we create a system where it actually matters who you vote for? We need to Occupy Our Elections in order to approach having the real ability to Elect Democracy. We should engage with and impact elections by providing systemic analysis and exposing the impact of big bank campaign contributions, corporate lobbying, and general ALEC-type corruption and collusion. Meanwhile, we can also simultaneously be creating new methods of meeting the needs of the 99%. It’s time to show the 1% what real democracy actually looks like.
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