Take Control and Vote - PSA by the League of Women Voters

This PSA was developed for the LWV by Discovery Communications as part of Creating Change program.

Why Corporate Personhood is Bad for Business

By: Dr. Sally Goerner, Director
The Integral Science Institute

cross posted from Progressive Pulse

Small Biz Opposes CU Decision

A trio of small business federations today released a survey showing that two thirds of small business owners across the nation believe the Citizens United decision gives big corporations an unfair advantage over them. The Supreme Court decision from January 2010 allows businesses to spend unlimited amounts from their treasury to tell people how to vote.

How to Buy and Election

The first issue of 2012 from Mother Jones has a series of articles dissecting the secretive, seductive direct money that is crippling our entire society. It includes a roadmap for “How to Buy An Elections” and one story (“Occupied Washington”) you can readily access, but the other juicy material requires you to sign in. Worth the connection.

By: Bob Hall, Democracy NC

Come Celebrate and Support Clean Elections!

Come have a drink and support Clean Elections! 

What: A “fun” fundraiser for NC Voters for Clean Elections

When: Thursday, December 8th from 5-8pm

Where: Joel’s Lane Tavern, 410 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

Why?  Big Money tried to wipe NC’s clean elections laws off the books, but we stopped them and that’s a good reason to celebrate! 

* 10% of bar proceeds go directly to help stop Big Money from taking over your democracy! 

2011 NC Voters for Clean Elections Annual Meeting December 9th

All members are welcomed to attend our 2011 Annual Meeting, December 9th from 10am to 1pm at the NC Association of Educators building in Raleigh. 

Chapel Hill candidates, Baker and Bell Qualify for Voter-Owned Elections

A great piece in the New & Observer discussing the candidates who qualified for Chapel Hill's Voter-Owned Elections program:

N.C. should fight to keep publicly funding judicial campaigns

David Earley at the Brennan Center for Justice published this great op-ed in the Charolotte N&O on why North Carolina needs to preserve it's judicial public financing program:

NCVCE's 2nd Annual Stop Spooky Special Interests Bash on October 15th!

Do you know what scares me?  Forget spiders and vampires--this election season, nothing is more frightening than big money trying to buy our democracy by pumping millions of dollars into political campaigns. 

Chapel Hill Voter-Owned Elections

The 2011 Chapel Hill muncipal elections kicked off yesterday with a Friends of Downtown candidate forum.

The importance of Voter-Owned Elections was highlighted in this article in the Independent