The push-back against corporate cash is on, including the introduction of a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.
The influence of money in politics has some particularly nasty consequences. One of them happens to be the boom in the private-prison industry, an expansion that has coincided with a wave of harsh anti-immigration lawmaking in many states. The American Independent offers an overview of the problems created by the expanding private-prison industry and what that means for those of us interested in transparency and accountability.
Meanwhile in Texas, an even cozier relationship between an El Paso pastor’s efforts to recall mayor John Cook and two City Council members for their work extending benefits to domestic partners could open a new door for even more corporate cash.
The state of Michigan offers us a good look at the legacy of secret campaign funding, something the Occupy Detroit movement is hoping to undo.
Ohioans have an upcoming vote to undo Republican union-busting measures and Truthout reporter Mike Ludwig takes a look at the role secret cash played in passing SB 5 originally.
Finally, protesters took their message directly to the source of the flood of money in the election process when they confronted the David Koch backed Americans for Prosperity Foundation convention in Washington D.C. Here’s a first-hand account.
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