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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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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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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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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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