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My one thousand word essay on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

 

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Race tops 1.1 Million - Thank you SCOTUS

Justice for saleThe 2010 Citizens United Decision by the Supreme Court of the United States allowing Corporations, Unions, and PACs to spend unlimited funds in election cycles has been a disaster for our Democracy. The Candidate with the most money spent on their behalf wins 94% of the time. And State Supreme Court Justices are being bought all over our country in states that elect their courts.

 

TV Spending in Wisconsin Supreme CourtRace Tops $1.1 Million, Outside GroupsDominate

 

Seth Hoy, Brennan Center for Justice

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Conference: All About Citizens United, Saturday, April 13th

Citizens United is clearly the worst Supreme Court decision since Dred Scott expanded slavery in 1857. For the sake of our democracy, we need an educated and organized citizenry to combat the monied interests in Washington. To that end, please join us for a special one day conference:

All About Citizens United

When: Saturday, April 13, 8:30-3:30

Where: Promega BioPharmaceutical Center Institute campus, 5445 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison

Speakers:

  • David Cobb, Co-Founder Move To Amend
  • Bob Edgar, Common Cause
  • Jay Heck, Common Cause
  • Mike McCabe, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
  • Doug Cunningham, Madison Radio Journalist
  • John Nichols, Journalist, The Nation
  • Erika Wolfe, S.T.E.P and Wisconsin 9 to 5
  • Lisa Graves, Center for Media and Democracy
  • Joe Rasmussen, WISPIRG
  • Peter Barca, State Assembly Minority Leader

Details: The cost is $20 which includes lunch. We are strongly encouraging people to pre-register, since we cannot guarantee a seat or lunch to those who do not. Check-in starts at 8:00 AM and the program starts at 8:45. We expect the program to run until 3:30 or 3:45.

The website for registration is: www.allaboutcitizensunited.org

Here is the schedule for the topics and speakers (.pdf).

Organized by Wisconsin Move to Amend and the Oregon Area Progressives

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Overturning Citizens United: Is a Constitutional Amendment the Best Path to Limit Dark Money?

On Tuesday, Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 landmark Citizens United ruling that cleared the way for corporations and other special interest groups to spend unlimited amounts of money on elections. The bill is part of a growing movement to overturn the ruling. Today we host a debate on whether the push for a constitutional amendment is the best path to overturning Citizens United. We speak to Mark Schmitt, a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and John Bonifaz, co-founder and director of Free Speech for People. Click HERE and watch the video.

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Move To Amend Take Action Webinar - March 5th

These online trainings are an opportunity for folks to connect with Move to Amend and learn about organizing tools and campaign opportunities, and to connect with other MTA community organizers across the country.

First Tuesday, March 5th at 6pm Central

March 5, 2013 Take Action Webinar Hosted by Move to Amend

Gearing Up for May 10 Day of Action in Protest of Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Supreme Court decision

We will cover how to get involved in our Day of Action to draw attention to the infamous Supreme Court case of 1886 that gave corporations recognition under the Constitution. Move to Amend groups will display freeway banners on this date, across the nation. Groups can also host teach-ins and information sessions on corporate constitutional rights (aka corporate personhood) using Move to Amend educational tools. 

Click here to RSVP: http://movetoamend.nationbuilder.com/webinar_03052013

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Report and Audio From Dennis Kucinich Speech in Madison 2-12-2013

For those who were unable to attend the speech by Dennis Kucinich (former US Rep. from OH) at the Barrymore Theatre last week, the Liberty Tree Foundation has made a recording of his speech available on its website available at the below link:

http://libertytreefoundation.org/news/dennis-kucinich-audio

 

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Billion Dollar Democracy

The Unprecedented Role of Money in the 2012 Elections

by: BLAIR BOWIE, U.S. PIRG Education Fund Democracy Advocate
ADAM LIOZ, Counsel at Dēmos

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Move To Amend in Janesville, this Monday, Feb 18th at 6pm

Please join us at the next meeting for Move to Amend, this Monday, February 18th at 6 pm in the community room at Basics Cooperative, 1711 Lodge Drive, Janesville. Turn off of Milton Ave at Lodge (look for Toys R Us) and go West one block.  Basics will be on the right.
 
We are privileged to have Brad Geyer of Jefferson as our facilitator. He can inform us as to the methods Jefferson County used to successfully get the resolution on both FortAtkinson and Whitewater’s ballots.
 
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The Story of Citizens United v. FEC

Courtesy of “The Story of Stuff Project” http://www.storyofstuff.org

 

 

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