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How to Fight Citizens United

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

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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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Free Press

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Internet freedom means Net Neutrality. Internet freedom means mobile rights. Internet freedom means open spectrum. Internet freedom means universal high-speed Internet. The fight for Internet freedom begins here, so get involved today.
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This is a website housed within the Free Press - they work to maintain Network Neutrality

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CMCH.tv

CMCH.tv | Media Advocacy Organizations | Scoop.it
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This organization bases its policy advocacy on solid research evidence.  Shows the importance of research leading policy.

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Free Press | the Fight for Better Media Begins Here.

Free Press | the Fight for Better Media Begins Here. | Media Advocacy Organizations | Scoop.it
What’s wrong with the media? Too slanted. Too greedy. Too much power in too few hands. It’s time to change that. The fight for better media begins here, so get involved today. Read more and share with your friends.
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This organization mostly takes on issues related to media ownership and access.

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Paul Lewis: Crowdsourcing the news | Video on TED.com

TED Talks When every cellphone can record video and take pictures, everyone is a potential news source. Reporter Paul Lewis tells two stories that show us the future of investigative journalism.

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With participatory journalism creating democratic change sall around the world, it is important to keep the Internet open and accessible.  This source can provide good examples to use in a campaign.

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Center for Media Justice : Social Media

Center for Media Justice : Social Media | Media Advocacy Organizations | Scoop.it
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This local organization works to increase the diversity of voices included in the media.

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Berkeley Media Studies Group |

Berkeley Media Studies Group | | Media Advocacy Organizations | Scoop.it

what happens if I write here?

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This is one of the most successful public health organizations that use media to create social change.

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Press Release - Disability Advocacy Group Condemns Legislation

Press Release - Disability Advocacy Group Condemns Legislation | Media Advocacy Organizations | Scoop.it
The National Disability Rights Network advocates for disability rights on a large scale. (RT @NDRNadvocates: More on why @RepTimMurphy is wrong on mental health reform.
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This is a great example of how advocates for a marginalized group take on media issues.

 

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