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Don’t Burn Democracy BBQ’s Launch This Week

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 3rd October, 2012 | No Comments

DemocracyQuoteBillMoyersActivists around the country will be hosting gatherings this week that incorporate Global Exchange’s Elect Democracy campaign research and materials and host discussions that support and promote local community organizing.
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Occupy: 99 Reasons to Get $$ Out of Politics

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, World News & Events on 17th September, 2012 | 2 Comments

Photo Credit: Politics on the HudsonToday’s milestones: 1) It is the one year anniversary of Occupy 2) There are exactly 50 days until the U.S. election Nov. 6 As we approach the most expensive election in history, more people than ever are calling to get Money Out of Politics!
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Hot Hot Heat in Tampa and Charlotte

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 5th September, 2012 | No Comments

LuisFlameDNCWhile protestors demand an end to money in politics, lavish lobbyist-sponsored parties abound aimed at strengthening Wall Street’s ties to both major parties.
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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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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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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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Introducing Brand New “Occupy Our Elections” Campaign!

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 2nd February, 2012 | 1 Comment

Occupy-ElectionsThis is the very first online announcement about our newest campaign about to launch, “Occupy Our Elections.” Consider yourself in-the-know! Here’s Global Exchange Executive Director Carleen Pickard to explain:
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