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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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#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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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.
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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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Meet With Your Congressperson in December…

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 13th November, 2012 | No Comments

IMG_1323This December, set up a quick meeting with your new or incumbent Congressperson and ask them some key questions about lobbyists and campaign contributors. It only takes a few hours to make a huge difference by letting your representatives know they aren’t off the hook now that the election is over.
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This July 4th, #DeclareIndependence

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th June, 2012 | 2 Comments

We have a medley of options of bad/obsolete things to #DeclareIndependence from, so let’s use this nomenclature of this significant holiday to collectively name the plethora of things we are fighting to overcome (and how). 
Image: occupydesign.orgWhat can you #DeclareIndependence from on July 4th? Sign up today to participate and let us know what you will #DeclareIndependence from this Fourth of July! Get ready to share via Facebook, Twitter, and on the ground.
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Does Your Congressperson Represent You — Or Israel?

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 10th August, 2011 | 1 Comment

Photo Credit: AlterNetThe Congressional recess is a time for elected representatives to be home in their districts, reaching out to their constituents. So why are one in five taking a junket to Israel?
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