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Edward Erikson
Edward Erikson is a Partner at MacWilliams Sanders Erikson a communications firm that works with progressive causes and candidates.

Entries by Edward Erikson

8 Ways to Help Overturn Citizens United

(7) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 8:45 AM


Four years after the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court ruling -- a ruling that Senator John McCain described as "the worst decision ever" -- we've seen a torrent of big money sweep through our local, state...

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Remember the Clean Elections Act

(1) Comments | Posted December 28, 2013 | 5:09 PM

Co-Author: Matthew MacWilliams, President of MacWilliams Sanders Communication

Ninety percent of Americans -- Democrats and Republicans -- think that there is too much corporate money in politics. Everybody knows money talks in Washington. Increasingly, people are looking for solutions to prevent big dollars from being the lead vocalist...

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A Viral Movement to #GetMoneyOut of Politics

(6) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 2:52 PM

In a world of mobile banking, web memes, and wildly propagating virtual social networks, rubber stamped messages on dollar bills is decidedly #OldSchool. But the -- headed by marketing-mastermind Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream -- has adopted an innovative strategy to integrate online/offline...

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Campaign Finance Reform: Money In or Money Out?

(8) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 12:19 PM

For many Americans, the future of U.S. campaigns and elections may look bleak. Over the last 30 years, campaign spending has ballooned by 1727 percent. The floodgates widened in 2010, when the Supreme Court declared in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations and unions could spend...

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NIMBY? Not in LA!

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 5:52 PM

Co-authored with Matthew MacWilliams

Clean energy advocates face a peculiar dilemma: on the one hand, polls show that the majority of people -- Democrats, Independents and Republicans -- want America to invest in clean energy. According to a Yale survey released in April 2013, 87 percent of people...

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