Posts Tagged ‘campaign finance’

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Clinton Donors Charged In Massive Campaign Finance Scheme

Joe Biden Snaps (Again)

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Clinton Donors Charged in Massive Campaign-Finance Scheme

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$3.96 billion by September 30

America is failing spectacularly, in real time.

 

Record flood of cash to buy US midterm elections

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he’s running on a singular platform — the Citizen Equality Act of 2017. It would expand voting access, ban gerrymandering and institute campaign finance reform.

Harvard Law Professor Crowdfunds $1 Million, Launches Presidential Bid

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“Citizens United” decision challenged. Corporate personhood should be outlawed if this bill becomes law. I’m not a lawyer, and the complexity of affecting these changes may not be so readily apparent.  Here is the petition.

House Joint Resolution 29 introduced February 14, 2013

Section 1. [Artificial Entities Such as Corporations Do Not Have Constitutional Rights]

The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only.

Artificial entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law.

The privileges of artificial entities shall be determined by the People, through Federal, State, or local law, and shall not be construed to be inherent or inalienable.

Section 2. [Money is Not Free Speech]

Federal, State, and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate’s own contributions and expenditures, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of their economic status, have access to the political process, and that no person gains, as a result of their money, substantially more access or ability to influence in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure.

Federal, State, and local government shall require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed.

The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.