A people's movement

  • Public Citizen's Democracy Is For People Campaign is about turning voter outrage over a rigged system into sustained pressure across the country. It's about leveraging our people power to #FightBigMoney.

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Intern Book Reviews: The Great Suppression and Breaking Big Money's Grip on America

“I have come to the conclusion that democracy in government is a case of too many cooks (bad cooks) spoiling the broth.”  According to Zachary Roth’s book, The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy, many members of the GOP establishment agree with this view, that democracy must be limited in order to preserve Republican party power within government.

In Breaking Big Money's Grip on America, author Bruce Berlin calls for a mass movement to overcome the threat of big money, explaining that although we may be weaker in power compared to corporations, we are mighty -- especially when we come together and strategically fight for our rights as one. Fortunately, the democracy movement Berlin calls for is already underway. 

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Fighting Corporate Domination of District Elections

Public Citizen recently released a report investigating the donations made to candidates running for office in Washington, D.C. The report, "District Development," demonstrates that corporate interests are dominating this year's election cycle, specifically interests in the real estate and construction sectors. In addition to raising awareness about the incumbent's heavy reliance on wealthy donors and corporate interests, the report makes the case for Citizens Fair Election Program Amendment Act (B2100509), which would incentivize candidates to spend more time with the average District resident, as opposed to wealthy corporations.

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By the Numbers Support for an amendment is growing.


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People in towns and cities across the country are advancing resolutions through their city and town councils and state legislatures that declare support for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, challenge corporate power. and eliminate unlimited campaign spending.

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