Yes! Weekly: Winston-Salem council to take up Citizens United

By Jordan Green

This piece was originally published in YES! Weekly on December 19th at:

Winston-Salem Journal: Appeals court throws out suit testing ‘Stand By Your Ad’

RALEIGH -- As money increasingly floods its political campaigns, North Carolina is figuring out how to navigate the shifting ways that money can buy influence.

A lawsuit testing the strength of the state’s Stand By Your Ad law, which requires that political TV and radio ads disclose who is paying for them, was thrown out by the N.C. Court of Appeals this week. But the ruling did widen the definition of who must be identified in the advertisements.

Your Voice, Their Money - New Money in Politics documentary

NC Voters for Clean Elections has produced a new money in politics documentary that documents the impact of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United (“corporations may buy elections”) decision on North Carolina politics – and what North Carolinians can do about it. The video was produced in conjunction with Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. Speakers are available to show and discuss the documentary with groups across the state.

2013 All Partner Annual Mtg with Special Guest Speaker Judge Sam Ervin, IV

NC Voters for Clean Elections’ Annual Meeting will be held Thursday December 13th from 2 to 5pm, at the NC Association of Educator's building, 700 South Salisbury Street in Raleigh.  Court of Appeals Judge Sam Ervin IV, will open our Annual Meeting with remarks about the importance of an independent judiciary and his experience this past election. 

NC Voters for Clean Elections Presents:

More Voters – Less Big Money

On Thursday, December 13th, “Go, Granny, D,” the touring show highlighting the story of “Granny D” Haddock, and featuring actress Barbara Bates Smith and her musical accompanist Jeff Sebens, will be presented by NC Voters for Clean Elections at 5:30pm at NC Association of Educators Bldg, 700 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh.  For tickets or more information RSVP to or call (919) 371-VOTE.

“Shake Down” For Democracy

Tired of corporations buying politicians? Want to see the real issues addressed? So do we. Join the NC Voters for Clean Elections coalition (, a coalition of 35+ organizations, for a pre-election happy hour fundraiser Thursday, November 1st (5:30 – 7:00) at Fullsteam in Durham. Just days before the most expensive election in the history of the world, come find out how we can wrestle our democracy away from big-money special interests.

Greensboro Passes Resolution Calling on Congress to Overturn Citizens United

Becomes 12th municipality in NC seeking reversal of Supreme Court decision

GREENSBORO — The Greensboro City Council became the 12th city in North Carolina to approve a resolution calling on Congress to overturn the Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. FEC, and ensure the voices of ordinary voters aren’t drowned out by special interest money.

NCVCE 2012 Candidate Surveys

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2012 Candidate Forum Questions

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Residents push for Resolutions on Citizens United

By Eric Ginsburg

A push by Greensboro residents for a city council resolution opposing the Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission Supreme Court decision has gained traction. After Occupy Greensboro members reached out to council members and spoke at the July 17 meeting, City Attorney Mujeeb Shah-Khan wrote a memo saying council could consider a resolution on the topic written by staff, a council member or a third party.