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TAKE ACTION NOW! Members of Congress: Pass the Government By The People Act


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CITIZENS UNITED, Citizens United Decision, Govenrment by the Poeple act, politics, obama, propaganda, government, dishonesty, corruption, americans, usa, ethics, congress )

Cal
- 161 days ago - act.democracyforamerica.com
The Government By the People Act increases the power of the small contributions that ordinary citizens can afford to give, providing incentives for congressional candidates to reach out to average constituents, not just dial for dollars from wealthy donor



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Cal Mendelsohn (990)
Monday April 7, 2014, 3:41 am
http://www.demos.org/publication/government-people-act
See the above link for more info on this proposed law
 

Sylvie A. (137)
Monday April 7, 2014, 3:42 am
Notée, merci.
 

AniMae Chi (407)
Monday April 7, 2014, 3:54 am
SIGNED
 

John S. (303)
Monday April 7, 2014, 4:56 am
Why, provide tax credits for it? I think Obama proved it can be done. And if you want to fight the influence of big business, shouldn't thee rules curtail the unions (it seems to me the work they do is much more effective than adds which can be ignored).
 

Autumn S. (149)
Monday April 7, 2014, 5:22 am
signed and noted, TY Cal
 

Christeen Anderson (490)
Monday April 7, 2014, 5:50 am
N&S
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 7, 2014, 6:44 am
signed & noted
 

Debbie Williamson (266)
Monday April 7, 2014, 7:00 am
Signed and noted. Thanks, Cal.
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Monday April 7, 2014, 7:15 am
Done-thx Cal
 

NicoleAWAY W. (631)
Monday April 7, 2014, 7:47 am
ty Cal
 

Debbie S. (33)
Monday April 7, 2014, 7:59 am
Done, thanks
 

Sue H. (7)
Monday April 7, 2014, 8:41 am
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Monday April 7, 2014, 9:54 am
S&N
 

Brenda P. (129)
Monday April 7, 2014, 11:23 am
signed and noted
 

Sabine A. (20)
Monday April 7, 2014, 11:42 am
Signed
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Monday April 7, 2014, 12:31 pm
signed & noted
 

Tim Christopher (0)
Monday April 7, 2014, 1:54 pm
I must be pretty dumb because don't get this. I'm all for government of the people and overturning citizens united and McCutcheon, but how does matching "everyday voters" contributions with everyday voters' public funds solve anything? And what guarantee is there that the everyday voter is going to vote for a politician that will deliver what this measure is attempting to do? Sounds like a waste of public funds to me. Lets just start making demands instead and using contributions more efficiently, where it counts the most.
 

Barbara K. (84)
Monday April 7, 2014, 2:03 pm
S & N, thanks for the post.
 

Robert Tomlinson (65)
Monday April 7, 2014, 2:03 pm
The only way for the people to get government to work for them is to have public funding of elections.
Until that happens the situation will only get worse.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Monday April 7, 2014, 2:14 pm
Signed.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday April 7, 2014, 2:47 pm
Signed. I believe billionaire's money outweighs our petitions to our representative.
 

Sheila D. (25)
Monday April 7, 2014, 3:16 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cal.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday April 7, 2014, 3:53 pm
Glad to sign. Noted. Thank you, Cal.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Monday April 7, 2014, 3:56 pm
signed
 

Susan Allen (221)
Monday April 7, 2014, 5:04 pm
Noted and signed
 

Dave C. (214)
Monday April 7, 2014, 5:44 pm
done
 

. (0)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 1:48 am
𝖓+𝖘. 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝖈𝖆𝖑!
 

Alan Lambert (91)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 3:27 am
Signed and noted
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 6:00 am
Done
 

Nancy C. (798)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 7:27 am
I understand what you're saying Tim. Perhaps we need to take every road possible to get our country back (forward) to the democracy it should be. To start, we'll need dollars to battle dollars as its' the only language that the power hungry comprehend...
 

P.S. Gravemaker (62)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 9:34 am
US people should also sign the petition movetoamend. Enough signatures would mean you will overturn the Citizens United ruling and bring back the true meaning of democracy.

https://movetoamend.org/

Movetoamend declares in its petition: We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

More info on:
http://www.pfaw.org/press-releases/2013/09/support-amending-constitution-overturn-citizens-united-now-one-third-way-ther
http://www.calpirg.org/results/cap/legislature-passes-resolution-against-citizens-united
http://reclaimdemocracy.org/who-are-citizens-united/
 

Mitchell D. (131)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 11:28 am
Yes, we need to amend ourselves out of C.U. and McC.
AND elect officials who will be more apt to care about their constituents than about the country's economic/ imperialist agenda.
We need people who will not cut food and milk for the poor, so as to have more available for the military, and oil company subsidies, which is what Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and all before them did; not to mention Reagan,Bush, Bush, Cheney.
 

Micky R. (30)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 1:49 pm
Ty Cal! Noted & signed
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 2:07 pm
It's worth working on and if passed may buy us a little time in which to pass a Constitutional Amendment before the Supreme Court can declare this act unconstitutional, which the current court most certainly will. But I'd be working on a Constitutional Amendment too (in fact I am - see PeaceTeam.net).
 

M D (0)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 2:25 pm
You bet I signed.
 

A F. (131)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 2:38 pm
done thanks
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 5:39 pm
Signed petition.
 

Dianne D. (463)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 9:12 pm
signed
 

AwayPlzNoMail V. (171)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 8:11 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Janis K. (101)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 4:01 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.
 

AwayNoMailPlze V. (176)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 6:02 pm
Ss&N, Thanks
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 6:52 am
noted and signed
 

Terry King (108)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 10:24 am
Done
 

Lyn Z. (294)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 6:02 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Cal, & Suzanne for fwd.
 

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 10:05 pm
Unable to sign. I have a hacker/s on my computer.
 

Fran away F. (111)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 11:48 pm
Done! Thank you, Cal.
 

Shirley S. (174)
Friday April 11, 2014, 12:20 am
Noted
 

Allen O. (181)
Friday April 11, 2014, 6:38 am
noted and signed
 

Dan Nickerson (178)
Friday April 11, 2014, 1:36 pm
US people should also sign the petition at movetoamend. Enough signatures would mean you will overturn the Citizens United ruling and bring back the true meaning of democracy. Visit and sign petition at: https://movetoamend.org
"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power." Franklin D. Roosevelt
 

Nils Anders Lunde (550)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 3:00 am
Noted
 

Danuta Watola (1198)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 7:48 am
noted
 

Charlie Rush (54)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 8:01 pm
We don't have a government _by the people_, we have a government by the legislators that we, fortunately or unfortunately, elect.

Once in office, they have a unique way of disregarding when the people want.
 

Shirley B. (5)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 5:10 pm
N&S,TY
 

Patricia GG (107)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 6:23 pm
signed and thanks
 

Chris C. (149)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 10:31 am
S & N
 

Terrie Williams (769)
Friday April 18, 2014, 12:26 pm
S/N
 

Nancy Black (302)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 12:29 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, and signed. This is one of the most important petitions we need to pass if we want to stay a democracy.
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Thursday May 22, 2014, 3:27 am
A bit late, but I made it :)
 
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