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About Freedom of the Press Foundation

About Freedom of the Press Foundation | Democracy | Scoop.it
“A cantankerous press, an obstinate press, a ubiquitous press must be suffered by those in authority in order to preserve the even greater values of freedom of expression and the right of the people to know.” —Judge Murray Gurfein, Pentagon Papers...
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This group would definitely support the goals of diversity in media ownership as a way to increase the number of voices heard.

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How to Fight Citizens United

How to Fight Citizens United | Democracy | Scoop.it

by MOYERS & COMPANY

 

 

Ever since the Citizens United ruling opened the floodgates to unlimited political spending (and even before), our friends at Open Secrets, The Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, The Sunlight Foundation, Democracy 21, Public Citizen and countless other organizations have been working to turn back the tide. Click through to read about six initiatives democracy watchdogs are hoping will help clean up our elections and get money out of politics.

A rally to amend the constitution held in Spokane, WA. (Public Citizen)

 

1) AMEND THE CONSTITUTION
The movement for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United has quickly gone from pipe dream to mainstream, says Public Citizen’s Rachel Lewis. Since the Citizens United ruling, 299 cities, towns and counties have passed resolutions calling for an amendment, as have seven state legislatures. Just recently, President Obama voiced his support.

 

[MORE]@http://billmoyers.com/content/how-to-fight-citizens-united/3/


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This site lists lots of groups working on Democracy issues. Could be good for thinking about allies.

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This source provides names and activities of other organizations that work to promote democratic participation. Could be good allies?

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The Art Of The Rural: How The Rural Could Save Contemporary Art

The Art Of The Rural: How The Rural Could Save Contemporary Art | Democracy | Scoop.it
This conversation was cosponsored by the Arts and Community Change Initiative, the Arts and Democracy Project, the Center For Rural Strategies, and InCommons -- and these organizations brought together an inspiring cohort of artists, ...

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Democracy and the Arts - these groups should support an open internet since so much art is created and distributed online.

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Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! | Democracy | Scoop.it
A daily independent global news hour with Amy Goodman & Juan González
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This would be a great avenue for getting information out to the public.

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