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An important new lawsuit involving Texas judicial elections adds a critical perspective on how expensive judicial elections harm people of color.
A $3.5 Billion investment from the Saudi Arabian government to Uber may have just given the Saudi kingom an “Uber loophole” to influence American politics. Scott Greytak explains what this could mean for our elections.
Free Speech For People helped organize this event today in Concord, New Hampshire, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Coalition for Open Democracy.
In the latest move by corporations to claim constitutional rights that properly belong only to actual, living, breathing people,
"A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a National Labor Relations Board rule requiring most private sector employers to post a notice informing employees of their right to unionize."
…according to an article in Wednesday’s New York Times, which goes on to note that:
The Sunday New York Times has a great write-up on a new study showng a pervasive pro-corporate bias on the part of the Roberts Court.
Here’s a brief excerpt:
Corporations Find a Friend in the Supreme Court
By Adam Liptak, May 4th, 2013
John Nichols has a terrific write-up in The Nation today on our win yesterday in Maine, posted in its entirety (by permission) below.
As Maine Goes… A Bipartisan Call to Overturn Citizens United
by John Nichols on May 1, 2013 – 2:15 PM ET
The New York Times’ lead story today reports on a potentially huge breakthrough in the quest for corporations to be accountable to their own shareholders for their political spending, and for that spending to be made public.
Key excerpts are below.
S.E.C. Gets Plea: Force Companies to Disclose Donations
By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
Published: April 23, 2013
All of us at Free Speech For People are deeply shocked and saddened by the news today of Rev. Bob Edgar’s passing. Bob lived his life with honor and integrity. As the president of Common Cause since 2007, he was a champion for the cause of democracy here at home. He worked tirelessly to see that this nation lives up to its basic ideals. He was an American hero and will be sorely missed by all of those here and around the world whose lives he touched. Our thoughts are with him and his family and all at Common Cause during this difficult time.
There is an effort underway to give every Californian a chance to vote on a ballot question calling for a U.S. constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United ruling.
Although the California Legislature has already passed a resolution calling for such an amendment, now a bill being considered in the legislature would give every California voter the chance to make their voice heard on this key issue, which is central to restoring American democracy to the people.