TAKE ACTION! Fed Up With The Way Big Money Perverts Our Politics? Then, #GetMoneyOut!

8 Things You Can Do to Help Get Money Out of Politics

By Bill Moyer
BillMoyers.com (11/21/14)

The movement for an amendment to overturn Citizens United has quickly gone from pipe dream to mainstream.

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At the Move to Amend website, you can follow their barnstorming tours, and latest campaigns. You can also sign onto “Democracy is for People” — Public Citizen’s campaign to pass a constitutional amendment.


Represent.us is a left-right coalition working on a broad, new anti-corruption law that would place limits on lobbying, political donations and PACs. The group’s members are a self-described “special sauce of brains and brawn who really don’t like corruption,” including former FEC chairman Trevor Potter, Rootstrikers director Lawrence Lessig and director Josh Silver. Their plan is to get a million Americans behind their bill before they introduce it and to ask every member of the House to go on the record for or against the American Anti-Corruption Act. If they’re for it, they’re “anti-corrupt.”


You can signal your support for the legislation as a “citizen sponsor.”


Most of the organizations we surveyed support some combination of grassroots contributions and public financing of elections. Common Cause highlights the Fair Elections Now Act, which would give candidates the option of public financing if they raise a large number of small contributions from their local communities.


And if you’re looking to do something fun and creative, check out Ben (of Ben & Jerry’s) Cohen’s StampStampede.org website. Their campaign involves stamping money with clever messages like “not to be used for bribing politicians.” They also have a Tumblr where you can upload pictures of money that you come across that’s been stamped. They’ve already sold over 11,000 stamp kits (at cost) and given out over 5,000. …

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(Commoner Call cartoon by Mark L. Taylor, 2017. Open source and free to use with link to www.thecommonercall.org )


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