North Dakota Has a Unique Law Protecting Locally Owned Pharmacies—But This Ballot Measure Could Wipe It Out
by Mary HansenOct 31, 2014
- In the far north of the Great Plains, you have to be a pharmacist to own a pharmacy. Next week, voters could overturn that rule—putting the state's thriving independent drugstores at risk.
Next Week Oregon, Alaska, and D.C. Vote on Recreational Pot—And It's About More Than Just Getting High
by Yessenia FunesOct 31, 2014
- If those three measures pass, more states will be added to the list of places where healing from the drug war can begin, places where people will no longer face jail time because of a little nugget in their pockets.
When Big Money Controls Big Media, There’s a Big Decline in Democracy
by David KortavaApr 23, 2014
- “Dollarocracy” examines innovations in other democratic nations to solve our money-in-politics crisis.
The Supreme Court Just Gave You One More Reason to Join the Clean Elections Movement
by Fran KortenApr 03, 2014
- The McCutcheon decision will boost the political power of the one percent at the expense of the rest of us. But it also adds to the urgency of the movement that's working to take back our democracy.
A Welcome Surprise: There Are More States Working to Expand Voting Rights than to Restrict Them
by Sue SturgisFeb 13, 2014
- In 2013, 46 states introduced 237 bills designed to make voting easier, while restrictive measures were introduced in only 33.
Video: New Hampshire's Campaign to Make 2016 About Money in Politics
Jan 27, 2014
- At a time when politicians spend more time fundraising than making policy, the New Hampshire Rebellion aims to make political corruption the number-one issue in the 2016 election cycle.
Monsanto May Have Won the Battle for I-522, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost
by Erin SagenNov 06, 2013
- As final results come in for Initiative 522, advocates of GMO labeling are saying we need to change the system, not just the supermarket.
5 Signs the Voting Rights Act Will Survive
by Brentin MockAug 07, 2013
- Despite a recent Supreme Court ruling that hurt the Voting Rights Act, it's far from dead. Meanwhile, popular movements to defend voting rights are gathering momentum.
Supreme Court Ruling Is “Call to Action” on Voting Rights
by Katrina RabelerJun 25, 2013
- Civil rights advocates are calling the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder “a dagger in the heart of the Voting Rights Act” and “a call to action.”
Delaware Is 15th State to Seek Overrule of Citizens United
by James TrimarcoJun 11, 2013
- Eight in ten Americans oppose the Supreme Court ruling, which allows unlimited corporate spending on U.S. elections. Delaware is the latest state to demand that Congress step in and overturn it.
What the Oscars Can Teach Us About Elections That Work
by Rob RichieFeb 25, 2013
- Academy Award-winners are selected by algorithms that allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference, selecting backups if their first choices lose. What if we elected our leaders that way?
The Last of the Big Money Elections?
by Peter SchurmanJan 23, 2013
- The movement to overturn Citizens United might just make 2012’s record election spending into the end of an era.
This Inauguration Is Brought to You By...
by Signe PredmoreDec 07, 2012
- Despite widespread petitions and concerns about money in politics, corporations will provide funding for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Van Jones: In Obama Win, a Triumph of Community Organizing
by Van JonesNov 12, 2012
- Community organizers around the country worked overtime to hand the election to President Barack Obama. Now we need him to stand up for our values and vision.
Making It Count: Next Steps for the Minority Majority
by Rinku SenNov 07, 2012
- Minorities around the country stood strong in the face of efforts to suppress their votes. Now that the election is over, what will happen to that energy and force?