Monthly Archives: September 2010

Non-profits and Channeling Funds

Although the Sunnlight Pledge doesn’t address this manner of underhanded 3rd party channeling of funds, it is perhaps more insidious as it is the wild card in local and national elections: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/24/us/politics/24donate.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hp It does matter that we, the voting citizenry, … Continue reading

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Who Is American Crossroads Buying?

Karl Roves American Crossroads PAC is reporting, incompletely, where it is raising its money, but who ar ethey spending it on, and what price will we, the American citizen pay? http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/20/new-glimpse-of-donors-to-a-karl-rove-group/?hp

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Republican Obstruction and Citizen United

This editorial reveals the obstruction of Senate Republicans in the portion of the CU decision concerning openness requirements: ¬†http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/opinion/19sun1.html?hp As engaged citizens, we can stop this take over of our fragile democracy by demanding that our elected representatives sign and … Continue reading

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Citizen’s United, Effective Already!

The trend in the charts in the following article are frightening: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/18/whos-paying-for-all-those-ads/?ref=politics The SCOTUS decision in Citizen’s United will permit more unaccounted for funding in political campaigns until voting will look like nothing more than a Management and Board of … Continue reading

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Big Spending to Influence Voters

This article discusses the large amounts of money being spent by shadow groups to unduly influence your vote: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/us/politics/14money.html?ref=politics With no true accountability, these groups, on both sides of the political spectrum, are influencing your vote without disclosing their influence … Continue reading

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Do You Have the Same Access To John Boehner?

This article details the deep ties to industry lobbyists that Rep.Boehner has cultivated for close to thirty years in Congress. If you are an average citizen in his district, can you get his attention in the same way that his … Continue reading

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More Ways to Influence Politicians

Congressional Charities Are Pulling In Corporate Cash http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/06/us/politics/06charity.html?pagewanted=1&ref=us Read about the latest scheme to influence our legislators, by willing consent. What if they disclosed all of the money they received, the time they spent and with whom they spent it, … Continue reading

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