People Power
Can't Buy My Vote: Maine’s Fight for Fair Elections

For more than a decade, a groundbreaking Clean Elections law has helped protect Maine politics from the influence of big money. But what’s happening now that big spenders have free rein to influence elections—and what does it mean for the rest of the country?

The Story of Citizens United

Annie Leonard’s new film asks: Why have corporations gotten so powerful? And what can we do about it?

Citizens United?

The need to get money out of politics may be the one thing Americans agree on.

After the Campaign Cash, the Backlash

The 2010 midterm elections—the first since Citizens United opened the floodgates to corporate campaign cash—were the most expensive in history. So what happens next?

A Crisis of Democracy: Real Solutions to the BP Oil Spill

For Gulf residents, the BP oil spill has made the problem of unchecked corporate power painfully clear. Exxon Valdez survivor Riki Ott on why this may be the moment to overcome our political divides and take back our democracy.