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The State of the FEC: “The Little Agency that Can’t”

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 11th February, 2013 | No Comments

GX ED StickerExpired terms and partisan gridlock underscores the Federal Election Committee’s inaction and poor enforcement of federal election law. Reforms to support the rights of voters are likely to be met with political gridlock. Check out how the stalemate state of US elections, and recent developments that may prompt change.
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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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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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