Tag Archives: campaign finance reform

Sick of Election Ads?

As we approach Election Day, the lunacy of our current election funding system is becoming painfully apparent. There is so much cash in the system that candidates have no problem saturating the TV and radio airwaves with vitriolic commercials, clogging … Continue reading

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Objections to the Clean Elections Amendment

I’ve discovered, much to my surprise, that not everyone is reacting to the Clean Elections Amendment with universal acclaim. (OK, maybe not a big surprise.) I have tried to point out that this is not a partisan issue…both liberals and … Continue reading

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Campaign Cash = ZERO tax bill

Why do I believe unlimited campaign donations are so damaging? One major reason is because the contributions of our major corporations buy them the ability to evade taxes. Don’t believe it? Here are the top 5 companies that paid ZERO … Continue reading

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Gerrymandering – the Self-Inflicted Cancer

At this point in our nation’s history, Republicans are the primary practitioners of gerrymandering. In fact they have computer programs to help them carve up the electorate to a fare-thee-well. But Republicans are not the only ones wielding the knife. … Continue reading

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More Evidence That the CEA is Needed

Things keep getting worse for democracy. The Citizens United decision crippled previous campaign finance reform, the work of purging election rolls continues in many states, and now, the Supreme Court has lifted the lid on total campaign contributions in its … Continue reading

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What does the Clean Elections Amendment say?

There are two sections to the Clean Elections Amendment.  Section One deals with Campaign Financing, and Section Two with Redistricting.   Section One mandates that the financing for all federal elections comes exclusively from the federal treasury, and excludes all other … Continue reading

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How does a Constitutional Amendment get ratified?

Our Constitution was designed to be amended, because our Founders, in their wisdom and humility, knew issues would arise in the future that were not covered in the original document, and that changes would be needed.  However, they designed a … Continue reading

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Why is the Clean Elections Amendment needed?

The Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision in 2010 legalized unlimited campaign contributions and other election spending on the part of corporations, non-profit associations, and labor unions.  This decision means that it is now unconstitutional to “limit … Continue reading

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This is the proposed Clean Elections Amendment

AMENDMENT XXVII – The Clean Elections Amendment SECTION I – Campaign Financing A.      Financing for all campaigns for Federal office (House of Representatives, Senate, and President) shall be administered exclusively by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), from general tax revenue of … Continue reading

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