Posts Tagged ‘citizens united’

October 18th, 2017 - 1:37 am § in America, Jefferson

A Boon to Trump’s Churches

The Johnson Amendment is a 1954 federal law (named for sponsor and then-Senator LBJ) prohibiting churches and charities from endorsing political candidates, at the risk of losing their tax exempt status. Donald Trump has vowed to “destroy” the law, which would be a boon to some of the ch[...]

October 11th, 2016 - 7:37 am § in Misc.

I Endorse I-735

Initiative 735 is a grassroots movement to make Washington the 18th state to ask Congress to overturn Citizens United. in 2010, the US Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v FEC that corporations, unions and special interests can spend unlimited amounts of money to advocate for or against po[...]

March 11th, 2011 - 10:01 am § in America, Misc., Politics, UW

SRO Crowd Reclaims Democracy for Real People

SEATTLE, March 11 -- Last night a SRO crowd flocked to UW's Kane Hall to brainstorm strategy and tactics in the fight against the legal fiction of corporate personhood underpinning the CITIZENS decision. Titled After Citizens United: Reclaiming Democracy for PEOPLE, the event was sponsored by Washin[...]

March 7th, 2011 - 5:02 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Misc., Politics

The Story of Citizens United: New Video Lays Out the Case

New animated short shows how corporate power has eroded our rights and corrupted our democracy. Animations parody the political process we all know and love. 9-min video goes a long way toward explaining why the people's expressed desires are thwarted over and over by special interests.[...]

March 5th, 2011 - 12:18 pm § in Misc., Politics, UW

Public Forum: “After Citizens United”, 3/10 at Kane Hall

On Thursday March 10, Washington Public Campaigns will present a Public Forum at Kane Hall Room 220, UW. Beginning at 7 p.m., the program will deal with the impact of the precedent-shattering Supreme Court decision on campaign finance, and how citizens can fight the ruling.[...]

March 4th, 2011 - 7:00 am § in America, Jefferson, Politics, The Ave Scene

Citizens United Workshop Preps Amendment Advocates

When I arrived for the "After Citizens United" workshop on the blustery Seattle waterfront, a dozen people were chatting. When another half-dozen showed up, co-leader Craig Salins started by colorfully and concisely summarizing the quantum shift toward corporate hijacking of elections since the ruli[...]