Rules of the Game / Pay-to-Play

Rule #1 / “Pay-to-Play”

What do the American people say about money-in-politics and business-as-usual?

Approx 85% of Americans, acc to NYT poll, say political campaign funding needs "Fundamental Changes" or must be "Completely Rebuilt"
Approx 85% of Americans, acc to NYT poll, say political campaign funding needs
“Fundamental Changes” or must be “Completely Rebuilt”

 


 

Money-in-Politics: Reform Proposals Across the Political Spectrum

Campaign Finance Reform (Ballotpedia / Wikipedia)

https://ballotpedia.org/Campaign_finance_reform

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_finance_reform_in_the_United_States

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2016 US Presidential Campaigns

Democratic Party

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/campaign-finance-reform/

https://berniesanders.com/issues/money-in-politics/

Republican Party

http://dailycaller.com/2015/08/14/trump-i-love-the-idea-of-campaign-finance-reform-video/

Green Party

http://billmoyers.com/guest/jill-stein/

Libertarian Party

Re: position on Money-in-Politics

Koch organization to support?

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Legislative

The Government By the People Act (H.R. 20)

https://sarbanes.house.gov/bythepeople

(As of 2016) Backed by 160 House co-sponsors, an unprecedented coalition of over 50 national organizations and petition signatures from nearly half a million citizens across the country, the Government By the People Act (advocating ‘matching funds’) would help “return to a government of, by and for the people”.

http://ofby.us/

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Public Interest Campaigns

OpenSecrets (Center for Responsive Politics)

End Citizens Unitedhttps://twitter.com/StopBigMoney

Follow the Money

Sunlight Foundation

(FB) https://www.facebook.com/sunlightfoundation
(G+) https://plus.google.com/+sunlightfoundation/posts
(TW) https://twitter.com/sunfoundation

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The Case for Campaign-Finance Reform

NY Times / OpEd / 2016

Vouchers

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Constitutional Amendment National Campaign

Political organizing with a multi-state and Congressional campaign that takes years, even decades, and has long odds and impacts activism for other more near-term activism (note: decades of organizing and ultimate failure of the Equal Rights Amendment)

Move to Amend

  • Formed in September 2009, Move to Amend is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests.
  • MTA calls for an amendment to the US Constitution to state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns.

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Represent Us Local Organizing Campaigns

Represent Us

American Anti-Corruption Act

  • Building a non-partisan movement to pass tough anti-corruption laws in cities and states across America, and end legalized corruption that has come to define modern politics.

The American Anti-Corruption Act is model legislation that sets a standard for city, state and federal laws that prevent money from corrupting American government. It reshapes the rules of American politics and restores the people as the most important stakeholders in our political  system. An Anti-Corruption Act has three primary outcomes:

  • Stop political bribery so special interests can’t use job offers and donations to influence politicians.
  • End secret money so people know who’s buying political power.
  • Give voters a stronger voice by changing how elections are funded.

Represent.Us is organizing local campaigns to pass Anti-Corruption Acts in cities, states, and federally. Each Act is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of locales across the country.

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