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Democracy Comes Alive in Washington

This year spring has brought more than just cherry blossoms, warming temperatures and sightseeing. The Democracy Spring movement has descended upon Washington D.C. to advocate for putting democracy back into the hands of everyday Americans. Beginning on April 2, activists marched 140 miles from Philadelphia to Washington and began a weeklong effort to reform our democracy. Protesters engaged in rallies

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This Election Day: A Chance for Campaign Finance Reform in Maine and Seattle

If you’re from Maine or Seattle, you’re probably used to high-quality seafood, lovely forests and the smell of the ocean on the wind. There’s now one more thing that could soon link residents of the northern corners: meaningful campaign finance reform. Come Tuesday, November 3, Seattleites and Mainers will have the chance to enact initiatives that would empower citizens to

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Mainers for Accountable Elections

On Nov. 3, Mainers will have the opportunity to strengthen and expand their existing clean elections system. Question 1 is a ballot initiative that would increase disclosure of dark money in Maine’s elections, and ensure that candidates who opt for public financing can run competitive campaigns. Learn more and get involved here. 

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Iowa Pays the Price

Iowa Pays the Price is a non-profit, non-partisan organization highlighting how large sums of money in politics hurts Iowans. IPP has been hard at work bird-dogging candidates and releasing a report detailing how excessive money in politics hurts everyday Iowans. Sign up, get involved and check out their work here.

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Take Action: Twitter Town Hall for a Disclosure Executive Order

By acting today, the president could completely redefine corporate campaign finance disclosure and set a powerful precedent for money in politics reform. A growing group, including Issue One, is calling for the president to sign an executive order that would require companies with federal contracts to disclose campaign spending. The advocacy effort is ramping up. 130 members of Congress signed

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Maine Citizens for Clean Elections

Maine Citizens for Clean Elections has been working for years to restore the state’s first-in-the-nation clean elections law, which increase small donor participation in Maine elections and broadened the diversity of candidates running for office. MCCE delivered over 85,000 signatures in support of their ballot initiative, so they’re closer than ever to victory. Want to help? They still need volunteers to

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New Hampshire Rebellion

Want to help 2016 presidential candidate stand up for reform and talk the talk? Well, then you should walk the walk! New Hampshire Rebellion is a project of Larry Lessig, and he needs volunteers to walk across the state to fight corruption. The walks bring attention to the cause, and ensures every presidential candidate has to answer one question: “What

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Honest Elections Seattle

A great coalition in Seattle is working to bring more people into the political process and to make city elections honest and transparent. If you’re in the area, consider volunteering for Honest Elections Seattle. They’re hard at work to pass Initiative 122, which would: Lower contribution limits in all city races A ban on contributions from corporations that spend significant

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