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Fair Elections

Using, protecting, and rocking the vote.

By the Numbers: The Myth of the Overtaxed Corporation By the Numbers: The Myth of the Overtaxed Corporation
by Doug Pibel
For corporations, paying for tax breaks is still the best investment around.
Rights are for Real People Rights are for Real People
by Jeffrey D. Clements
Where the infamous Citizens United decision came from and how to overturn it.
How to Reverse the Corporate Coup d’Etat How to Reverse the Corporate Coup d’Etat
Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig discuss the Occupy movement, Citizens United, and our best options for real reform.
Alison Smith: Elections Money Can’t Buy Alison Smith: Elections Money Can’t Buy
by Paul Loeb
The YES! Breakthrough 15: How a quiet, stay-at-home mom became a clean-elections champion.
Live Coverage of Inauguration from Democracy Now! Live Coverage of Inauguration from Democracy Now!
by YES! online staff
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. eastern standard time and continuing until 1 p.m., Democracy Now! will cover the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Watch it here at YES!
Why I’m Giving Up Cynicism for New Year's Why I’m Giving Up Cynicism for New Year's
by Bill McKibben
Let’s be naïve enough to demand a country more like the one we were promised in high school civics class.
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.
We the People vs. Wall Street We the People vs. Wall Street
by Sarah van Gelder
The YES! Magazine editors are planning a new issue focused on practical ways to counter the power of corporations and Wall Street. Can you help?
An Oregon Experiment in Citizen Governance An Oregon Experiment in Citizen Governance
by Tyrone Reitman
A new law that puts voters in charge of breaking through political spin could be a first step in making policy decisions that work.
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.
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