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dontgetrolledDon’t Get Rolled! On January 21, the Supreme Court rolled back a century of modest limits and ruled that corporations can spend as much money as they want in our elections. This cannot stand. Join our campaign to protest this decision and protect our democracy! Add your name right now to our petition for a constitutional amendment to keep corporations from taking over our democracy!


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Presidents' Day Protest for Democracy in Boston area
Join the growing grassroots movement to pass a constitutional amendment to ensure corporate money does not overwhelm our democracy and clarify that the First Amendment is for people -- not corporations. Protest at Harvard Square (meet at the Harvard Square T Station), Cambridge, Mass. on Monday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m.

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Tell your senators to support Fair Elections Now!
The Fair Elections Now Act (S. 752) would allow candidates for Congress to choose voluntary public financing instead of getting bankrolled by big corporate interests. This is one among several legislative fixes that will help repair the damage done to our democracy by the Supreme Court ruling that corporations are free to spend unlimited funds to influence elections.

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Tell your representative to support Fair Elections Now!
The Fair Elections Now Act (H.R. 1826) would allow candidates for Congress to choose voluntary public financing instead of getting bankrolled by big corporate interests. More than 125 representatives have signed on to sponsor this important bipartisan legislation, but that means more than 300 need a nudge from their constituents to put voters first.

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Sign the petition: Sen. Dodd, tell Wall Street you have another dance partner
Recently, a financial industry lobbyist said because Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) is retiring, he is now free to “dance with the special interests that brought him to the dance in the first place. Us, his loyal donors in the banking community." In fact, Dodd is now free to do the right thing and hold the banksters accountable. Dodd should send a clear message to Wall Street that he has another dance partner – the people who are struggling through the Great Recession.

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