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N.H. Rebellion looks to stamp money out of politics

N.H. Rebellion looks to stamp money out of politics | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
PORTSMOUTH – People are getting bombarded daily with political postcards in their mail. They can’t watch TV or listen to the radio in peace
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Restoring a government of, by, and for the people

Restoring a government of, by, and for the people | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
The “votes” of the lobbyists and political contributors count 100 or even 1000 times more than the vote of an individual.
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First Democratic Debate Tackles Big Money in Politics Issue | Stamp Stampede

First Democratic Debate Tackles Big Money in Politics Issue | Stamp Stampede | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
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Last night for the first 2015 Democratic Debate, there was much talk of big money's influence in our political system.

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Gyrocopter-Flying Activist Doug Hughes Joins Stamp Stampede

Gyrocopter-Flying Activist Doug Hughes Joins Stamp Stampede | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
Doug Hughes, the campaign finance reformer who made headlines in April when he brilliantly landed a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn in order to draw attention to big money in politics, kindly sent us a photo of him with stamped money. He told us over the phone: "My stunt was only a stunt. I’m only getting started in getting my message out to support the overall movement across the board," adding, "Convincing people that there’s a problem isn’t hard, it’s convincing people there are solutions."  Mr. Hughes expressed how -- much like his tour de force gyrocopter flight -- our campaign to stamp anti-corruption messages on money
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Why Some Profit-Hungry Corporations Hate Earth Day

Why Some Profit-Hungry Corporations Hate Earth Day | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
Earth day is a reminder that change takes time and work, and decades of commoditized political influence can only be undone by "We the People" through a constitutional amendment that states, "Money is not free speech -- and corporation...
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If an Ice Cap Melts in the Arctic and the GOP Doesn't See It, Did It Really Melt?

If an Ice Cap Melts in the Arctic and the GOP Doesn't See It, Did It Really Melt? | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
Since the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling five years ago, the influx of big money in politics has distorted Washington's ability to represent the people's interests over corporate interests....
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Why I Ditched My Credit Cards for Cash

Why I Ditched My Credit Cards for Cash | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
Corporate greed and power has overtaken our political system. Recent Supreme Court rulings chose to empower rich donors over voters....
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Our co-founder Ben Cohen on Citizens United

Our co-founder Ben Cohen on Citizens United | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
Some people say that a Constitutional amendment is impossible, but nearly every generation has amended the Constitution to protect and expand our democracy. This is our generation’s fight to win.
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Ben From Ben & Jerry’s Has Some Thoughts on Campaign Finance Reform

Ben From Ben & Jerry’s Has Some Thoughts on Campaign Finance Reform | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
Face it: All our politicians of both parties arrive in Washington indebted to the 1 percent. Until this changes, nothing else will.
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We Can't Wait for the Next Watergate Scandal

We Can't Wait for the Next Watergate Scandal | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
In the 40 years since Congress established strict restrictions on campaign financing, the Chamber of Commerce and the Supreme Court have hacked away at government oversight with their First Amendment sickles....
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A bill worthy of our attention

A bill worthy of our attention | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
GOP Rep. Walter Jones is sponsoring a bill that makes us sit up and take notice.
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"We don’t usually endorse legislation, but Jones filed one bill Tuesday that we could get behind: It requires the government to disclose how much it costs to fly members of Congress and their staffers on those overseas 'fact-finding' missions."

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Reddit AMA with Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

Reddit AMA with Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
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Order a Stamp today from Ben's political campaign www.StampStampede.org and get a free pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

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Money-Hungry Lawmakers Undermine the Will of the People

Money-Hungry Lawmakers Undermine the Will of the People | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
Just when you thought the influence of big money in politics hit a fever pitch this year with our $4 billion midterm, our lawmakers snuck in a closing reminder that money reigns supreme in Washington....
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Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's on the #CRomnibus spending bill.

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N.H. Rebellion looks to stamp money out of politics

N.H. Rebellion looks to stamp money out of politics | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
PORTSMOUTH – People are getting bombarded daily with political postcards in their mail. They can’t watch TV or listen to the radio in peace
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#NHPolitics

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Democracy in Jeopardy

Democracy in Jeopardy | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
This year marks the 95th anniversary of the 19th amendment’s ratification, which granted American women the vote in 1920. Another way to think about it – America took 144 years to enfranchise half of its population. It was also 50 years ago that the Voting Rights Act passed when we started to reckon with the discriminatory practices towards black voters that survived the 15th amendment like a drug-resistant bacteria.
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#StampMoreTipMore Photo Contest | Stamp Stampede

#StampMoreTipMore Photo Contest | Stamp Stampede | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Brings You...The #StampMoreTipMore Photo ContestGrand prize winner gets a year's supply of Ben & Jerry's ic...
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Ben of Ben and Jerry's is Giving Away a Year's Supply of Ice Cream

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The Epic Descent Into a Money-Fueled Corruption Pit

The Epic Descent Into a Money-Fueled Corruption Pit | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
While nine in ten Americans agree there's too much corporate money in politics, Doug Hughes alone decided to carry out a life-endangering mission to expose Washington's descent into a money-fueled corruption pit....
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Beachside Homes, Private Jets, Rolex Watches, All the Perks of Being a Corrupt Politician

Beachside Homes, Private Jets, Rolex Watches, All the Perks of Being a Corrupt Politician | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
There is massive outrage bubbling up in every corner of this country from both conservatives and liberals about how politicians serve big money over We the People....
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Turning Money Into Millions of Miniature Billboards

Turning Money Into Millions of Miniature Billboards | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
The Stamp Stampede is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit grassroots organization dedicated to a form of monetary jiu jitsu: using money to get big money out of politics. There are now over 30,000 Stampeders who have purchased rubber stamps in order to rev...
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6 Ways to Get Big Money Out of Politics

6 Ways to Get Big Money Out of Politics | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
As gobs and gobs of money in the form of campaign contributions keep congesting our elections, "We the People of the United States" are forced out of this crucial political process. If we want to reclaim our seats at the decision-making tab...
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Stamping money out of politics

Stamping money out of politics | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
Ben & Jerry's co-founder and StampStampede.org founder Ben Cohen, makes the case to get big money out of politics.
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“Millions of Americans are fed up w/ a system that no longer represents them.” -Ben Cohen, Ben & Jerry's

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Ice cream king makes money scream

Ice cream king makes money scream | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
The man who brought us Cherry Garcia, Phish Food and New York Super Fudge Chunk has a distaste for the mint that is American politics. So Ben Cohen is fighting back the best way he knows how, with persuasive slogans — and ice cream.
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Restoring Faith In U.S. Democracy

Restoring Faith In U.S. Democracy | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
Over 140 organizations and millions of activists have banded together to counteract the Supreme Court's nefarious slash-and-burn of campaign finance restrictions, implemented to safeguard our democratic process from becoming a plutocracy where the we...
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5 yrs after #CitizensUnited the electorate isn’t just losing faith in this democracy - it’s totally gone. 

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Media Ignore Supreme Court Case On Campaign Finance In Judicial Elections

Media Ignore Supreme Court Case On Campaign Finance In Judicial Elections | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
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#GetMoneyOut of politics & our judiciary! 

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Ben Cohen on Twitter

Ben Cohen on Twitter | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
Some1 asked me on Reddit how2 get free ice cream. Go 2 the http://www.StampStampede.org website, order a Stamp in the next hr. We'll send u some.
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Ben of Ben & Jerry's while doing a Reddit AMA just offered free ice cream to anyone who joins the Stamp Stampede today!

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Maine's Clean Elections law needs to be restored

Maine's Clean Elections law needs to be restored | Big Money in Politics | Scoop.it
Ben Cohen says we don't want a government of, by and for fat cats and plutocrats. So let's support Maine's Clean Elections law, he says
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#CleanElex

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