N.C. Landmark Clean Elections Law Remains Strong

All eight statewide judicial candidates have enrolled in public financing program for 2012

RALEIGH – North Carolina’s successful program of judicial public financing continues to enjoy broad, bipartisan support, despite Monday’s ruling in N.C. Right to Life PAC v. Leake eliminating a seldom-used component of the system.

Citizens United Lobby Day

Wednesday, May 23rd

Restore Democracy,  Overturn Citizens United

 Join us at the Citizens United Lobby Day - May 23rd in Raleigh.  We will be joining the People of Color Lobby Day then meeting with legislators about why we need to overturn Citizens United.

Citizens United Lobby Day Schedule

8:00am          Registration and Fellowship at First Baptist Church, Raleigh

May 23rd - Citizens United Lobby Day

A government “of, by and for the people” is the most basic promise of American democracy ─
but, in 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling eroded this promise by deciding it is unconstitutional to limit the amount of money that corporations and trade unions can spend to tell people to elect or defeat specific candidates.

Berger’s education plan: An end to public financing?

Citizens United Amendment in Numbers

Momentum is growing.

-The number of states (Hawaii and New Mexico) which have passed resolutions calling on Congress to overturn Citizens United.  2

-The number of Citizens United resolutions pending in other states.  17

-The number of local government resolutions passed across the country. More than 147

-The number of local government resolutions passed in Vermont alone.  64

Citizens United Amendment Campaign

Citizens United Amendment Campaign

Take the Money and Run for Office - This American Life

This is a great piece by this American Life, Take the Money and Run for Office disecting the non-stop money wheel in D.C.

Senate Dems: More sunshine on big campaign bucks

By Scott Wong
Call it DISCLOSE Act 2.0.

After coming one vote shy of passing the campaign finance reform bill in 2010, Democratic senators are giving it another shot. They rolled out a simpler version of the legislation Wednesday that aims to shed more light on who's giving big bucks to super PACs to influence elections.

GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney and the political action committee backing him have outspent the three other candidates combined, according to news reports.

Stand up for truth in political advertising

A great article from the Charlotte Observer about how to hold Super PACs accountable for their wacko ads

--Besides being incredibly insensitive, the ad against state Rep. Hugh Holliman in his last election was a flat-out lie.

Pelosi on Colbert Report to discuss the role of money in politics

Leader Pelosi was on Colbert last night: "I think that if want to cancel elections and have the wealthiest people of America...give millions, tens of millions of dollars, we can just ask them who do they want to be president, who do they want to be in Congress, who do they want for governor." She was on Maddow too, talking about the need for reform.