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Leaving Global Exchange with New Global Perspectives

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 16th August, 2012 | 2 Comments

GX familyFrom dropping a “Bust Up the Bank” banner off the rooftop and making F.I.R.E. flame graphics highlighting the cozy relationship between money and politics in campaign financing, to doing media outreach for the United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit and conducting interviews with staff and climate justice activists in the Bay Area, my summer has been full of rewarding work that has opened me up to a new worldview.
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Guess What Congressman Paul Ryan Scored in Elect Democracy’s Legislative Scorecard?!

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 15th August, 2012 | 1 Comment

Legislative ScorecardGuess how often Paul Ryan’s legislative votes matched Wall Street’s lobby position in the bills examined by Global Exchange’s Elect Democracy campaign in our recent report…
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For a Limited Time, New GEMS Receive FREE Color FIRE Report

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Reality Tours on 1st August, 2012 | No Comments

gemsOur GEMS (Global Exchange Monthly Sustainers) drive is heating up, and we’re inching closer to our end of August goal to reach the 100 new GEMS mark. Now through end of August, all new GEMS will receive the brand new report “Meet the Fire Sector: How Wall Street is Burning our Democracy.”
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NEW RELEASE: “Meet the FIRE Sector: Report and Scorecard”

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 30th July, 2012 | 1 Comment

FIRE-sector-reportWall Street has spent $1,331 dollars every minute since 2006 to buy political influence. Our nonpartisan report tracks this investment in political power, and also contains a legislative scorecard making Congressional votes, campaign contributions, and calculates an ‘industry-loyalty rate’… the percentage that legislator’s votes matched Wall Street’s lobby.
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‘Elect Democracy’ Panel in Washington DC + Photos!

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War on 17th July, 2012 | No Comments

Capital Building Fact:  F.I.R.E. (Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate) sector spent $879 million in Congressional campaign contributions since 2006: bit.ly/KPMK79Three speakers from Code Pink, Oil Change International, and Public Citizen joined Global Exchange in Washington DC, to compare notes on how undue corporate influence negatively impacts the ability of these groups to carry out their positive missions, and share inspiration about how people are standing up to protect and reclaim democracy.
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What Will You #DeclareIndependence From?

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 27th June, 2012 | 2 Comments

ikylieinstaThis July 3-4, choose ONE THING you DON’T LIKE and #DeclareIndependence from it! I chose to #DeclareIndependence from rule by Wall Street. What about you? Just post on Facebook or Twitter. It takes 30 seconds and makes Independence Day about more than fireworks or a car sale.
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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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Tell Wall Street: Our Democracy is NOT for Sale!

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 12th June, 2012 | No Comments

mainThe largest campaign contributions to Congressional candidates of both parties consistently come from the Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate industry (the FIRE sector, which includes big banks). This is just one example of many about why it’s important to add your voice to this petition telling Wall Street that “our democracy is NOT for sale!”
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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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A Day in the Life of Occupy Wall Street – the Community Rights Experience

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 1st November, 2011 | No Comments

occupy gothamWe were asked to speak and share stories from the frontlines of the grassroots movement for community and nature’s rights. But within me was also a keen desire to be a part of the conversation happening on Wall Street that has inspired Occupy Everywhere: Will history remember Zuccotti Park as a landmark location and this a defining moment we took an evolutionary step forward for democracy and system change?
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