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Recovering from Citizens United

How can we get our democracy back?

How Cities and States are Sticking It to Citizens United How Cities and States are Sticking It to Citizens United
by Brooke Jarvis
From courthouses to statehouses, the pro-corporate ruling is under pressure.
L.A. and Occupy L.A. Agree: It’s Time to End Corporate Personhood L.A. and Occupy L.A. Agree: It’s Time to End Corporate Personhood
by Brooke Jarvis
What’s the issue that unites the occupiers and the city they’re occupying? Getting corporate money out of politics.
Can't Buy My Vote: Maine’s Fight for Fair Elections Can't Buy My Vote: Maine’s Fight for Fair Elections
by Brooke Jarvis
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?
Give Us Our Law Back: Montana Fights to Stop Corporate Corruption Give Us Our Law Back: Montana Fights to Stop Corporate Corruption
by Gwen Stowe, Jeff Clements
For nearly 100 years, Montana law prohibited corporate money in politics. Then came the Citizens United decision.
Mr. Colbert Goes to the FEC Mr. Colbert Goes to the FEC
by Brooke Jarvis
The satirist wants to form "a megaphone made of cash"—his own super PAC.
The Story of Citizens United The Story of Citizens United
Annie Leonard's new film asks: Why have corporations gotten so powerful? And what can we do about it?
5 Ways You Can Fight Citizens United 5 Ways You Can Fight Citizens United
by Annie Leonard, Allison Cook
The Story of Citizens United v FEC: How we the people can reclaim our democracy.
Citizens United? Citizens United?
by Brooke Jarvis
The need to get money out of politics may be the one thing Americans agree on.
After the Campaign Cash, the Backlash After the Campaign Cash, the Backlash
by Brooke Jarvis
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?
Our Families Can’t Afford to Stay Home on Election Day Our Families Can’t Afford to Stay Home on Election Day
by Sarah van Gelder
Sure, lots of us are frustrated by the economy, the war, and lack of progress in Washington, D.C. But there’s too much at stake to stay home on election day.
Corporations Ain’t People: A Musical Protest Corporations Ain’t People: A Musical Protest
Video: GLEE-inspired activism for a democracy run by human beings, not corporations.
A Crisis of Democracy: Real Solutions to the BP Oil Spill A Crisis of Democracy: Real Solutions to the BP Oil Spill
by Brooke Jarvis
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.
Real People v. Corporate “People”: The Fight Is On Real People v. Corporate “People”: The Fight Is On
by Doug Pibel
The Supreme Court says corporations can spend as much money as they want on political advertising. Millions of Americans say they've had it.
The 28th Amendment? Interview with Donna Edwards The 28th Amendment? Interview with Donna Edwards
by Sarah van Gelder
YES! Magazine executive editor Sarah van Gelder spoke to Rep. Donna Edwards about the constitutional amendment Edwards introduced in response to the Citizens United decision.
Citizens United: People Strike Back Citizens United: People Strike Back
by Riki Ott, David Cobb
How states and people are mobilizing to defend democracy.
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