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Why Some Profit-Hungry Corporations Hate Earth Day

Ben Cohen  | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Ben Cohen 

Earth day is a reminder that change takes time and work, and decades of commoditized political influence can only be undone by "We the People" through a constitutional amendment that states, "Money is not free speech -- and corporations are not people."

Beachside Homes, Private Jets, Rolex Watches, All the Perks of Being a Corrupt Politician

Ben Cohen  | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

There is massive outrage bubbling up in every corner of this country from both conservatives and liberals about how politicians serve big money over We the People.

6 Ways to Get Big Money Out of Politics

Ben Cohen  | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

As gobs and gobs of money in the form of campaign contributions keep congesting our elections, "We the People of the United States" are forced out of this crucial political process. If we want to reclaim our seats at the decision-making table we're going to have to stamp out Big Money.

Could Monetary Jiu-Jitsu Mute the Siren Call of Big Money in 2016?

Ben Cohen  | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

This is our chance to tell our politicians face-to-face what we really think: We're sick and tired of big money in politics. We're fed up with elections that look more like auctions. We're disgusted by election laws that permit "legalized bribery."

Will Fair Elections Return to Hawaii?

Ben Cohen  | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

It has come to a point where the only people represented in Washington are those who can pay a high-priced lobbyist and bankroll election campaigns. With the recent Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v FEC, that will eliminate the aggregate limit on campaign contributions, the situation is about to get even worse.

8 Ways to Help Overturn Citizens United

Edward Erikson | Posted 03.16.2014 | Impact
Edward Erikson

Our government looks less and less like a democracy -- rule by the people -- and more like a plutocracy -- rule by the wealthy.People across the country are taking action. Here are seven ways you can help overturn Citizens United.

A Viral Movement to #GetMoneyOut of Politics

Edward Erikson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Edward Erikson

The Holy Grail for content producers is that one image, that one video, that one web-comic that captures the salivating, side-cracking, eye-misting audience connection. There is something inherently viral about the circulation of money.

Ben & Jerry's Founder: Get Money Out!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.17.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Welcome to Washington, where frozen treats and political activism meet. On Tuesday, the Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop in Union Statio...

The Get Money Out Campaign

Lauren Windsor | Posted 07.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Lauren Windsor

A project of the Money Out/Voters In (MOVI) Coalition, the Get Money Out Campaign seeks to unite activists, politicians, and personalities working on diverse issues to address their root causes -- Citizens United and campaign finance reform.

Operation Primal Scream

Lauren Windsor | Posted 07.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Lauren Windsor

On May 21, the voters of Los Angeles will have the opportunity to weigh in on the most pervasive problem facing America today -- money in politics -- through Proposition C on the mayoral ballot.

The Rise of the Independents

Judy Frankel | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Judy Frankel

We're going to little league games, antique shows, NASCAR events, the mall, acting as homework helper or cabby to the kids: How can we be bothered to pay attention to politics?

As the 99% Movement Evolves, It's Time to Go All In on Money Out

David DeGraw | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
David DeGraw

As I type, thousands of working groups are spread throughout the country organizing toward the same goal: ending the corrupt culture that has consumed our government by getting money out of politics. It's time to Occupy Democracy.

What Did Obama Mean by Change?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Even the most ardent Obama supporter can't in good conscience or sound mental state argue that President Obama has changed the way Washington works. He's just played the game a little better.

Fed Up With Big Banks

Gordon Whitman | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business
Gordon Whitman

When individuals, religious institutions and local and state governments decide to move their money, it puts direct pressure on banks and on the federal government to change their policies. Cities and states have incredible leverage if they chose to use it.

Why I Occupy...

Russell Simmons | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Our democracy has been hijacked. The corporations and special interests pay our politicians to do their bidding instead of the people's. This legal bribery has to stop.

Throw the Bums Out and Ban Them From Lobbying

Jane White | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics
Jane White

This corruption is why nothing gets accomplished on Capitol Hill, whether it's campaign finance reform or financial dis-services reform.

Lessons I've Learned From Maine Clean Elections

Andy O'Brien | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Andy O'Brien

Money may talk, but it shouldn't buy our democracy and here in Maine, we have proven that there's a better way.

Want to Solve the Problem of Money in Politics? Vote!

Terry Newell | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

To the extent that money is heavily influencing campaigns, democracy takes a hit. We need a solution that does not depend on new laws or the Supreme Court. Fortunately, such a solution is available: voting.

On 2nd Anniversary of Citizens United: Why the Right, Left and Center Should Support Getting Money Out of Politics

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Preserving American democracy, preventing political bribery and corruption, and insuring that every citizen has an equal voice in choosing their representatives should be a cause supported across the political spectrum.

Dylan Ratigan, Arianna Huffington, and Deepak Chopra Want Money Out of Politics

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Alison Rose Levy

"We are being bamboozled by lobbyists, it's time for democracy to be restored," Deepak Chopra told his guests, Arianna Huffington and Dylan Ratigan at a DeepakHomeBase (DHB) event this week.

Auction 2012: Top 10 Reasons to Get Money Out

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Most people think of this as an election, where voters go to the polls and select their preferred candidate. But I believe, and an increasing number of viewers believe, that our political system has become an auction in which the highest bidder wins.

On Our Way to Climbing Everest

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

The most critical thing Occupy Wall Street achieved is this: they lit the match that reignited a national conversation about the link between global inequality and government corruption.

City of Angels Becomes First Major Metropolis to Back Getting Money Out of Politics

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

In a symbolic, but significant boost to the movement, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to make L.A. the first major city to endorse a constitutional amendment to overturn Supreme Court decisions that corporations are people and money is speech.

Why Dylan Ratigan's "Get Money Out" Campaign Gets it Right

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

To understand why Dylan Ratigan's "Get Money Out" campaign is getting it right, let's take a quick look at the history of Supreme Court decisions on campaign finance.

Climbing Everest: Get Money Out's Next Steps

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 01.15.2012 | Media
Dylan Ratigan

We live in a system of legalized bribery. You and I have committed to end it. This is a monumental task that will be achieved exclusively by our ability to form a massive, singularly focused coalition. And that's what we're doing.