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The Real Reason the NRA"s Money Matters in Elections

February 27, 2018

The popular “money doesn’t matter” talking point is ignoring something that’s absolutely crucial: outside spending. Rather than giving money directly to politicians, the gun lobby spends the bulk of its money independently of political candidates, running TV and internet ads urging voters to reject anyone who supports gun reform. From 1998 to 2017, the NRA distributed $144.3 million in outside spending, or 10 times more money than it spent on direct donations to federal candidates.

The Future of Unions May Depend on a Guy Who Thinks Corporations Are People

February 26, 2018

By all accounts, it’s looking like grim death for organized labor in the very near future. On Monday, the Supreme Court heard the case of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. At issue legally was the question of whether or not a public employee has a free speech right to withhold union dues that are deducted from his or her paycheck while still receiving the benefits for which that union has bargained. This is the third time the question has come before the Court.

Coming to an Arizona Town Near You! End the Corporate Stronghold

February 25, 2018

Would you like to be part of a diverse, inspired democracy movement to counter the profound effect of money in our political system?

How do we build power together instead of feeling we just continue to put out many fires?

Move to Amend National Director Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap is visiting Arizona this March in an effort to build connections, inspire activism, and reveal the origins of corporate power in America.

Florida Shooting Survivor Says We Should Call AR-15s 'Marco Rubio' Because 'They Are So Easy To Buy'

February 23, 2018

A Florida high school student who survived last week's mass shooting took to social media on Friday to slam Senator Marco Rubio for accepting donations from the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Sarah Chadwick, a junior student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, tweeted a clever jab at Rubio, who reportedly received two donations of $4,950 from the lobbying group during his previous campaigns.

The Conference of the Summer

February 18, 2018

Join grassroots organizers from all over the country to converge on Washington, DC! Come for the practical trainings and skills building, and stay for the networking and community building!

Register before March 1 with the code EARLY to get a discount off the already affordable conference costs!

FCC Boss Ajit Pai's Own Agency Is Investigation Him For Potential Corruption

February 15, 2018

The already-unpopular agency boss has been on a tear in recent months gutting decades old media-consolidation rules designed to protect consumers and the nation’s media markets from any one broadcaster becoming too powerful.

Pai’s efforts arrived, not coincidentally, at the same time Sinclair Broadcasting Group is attempting to acquire Tribune Media as part of a $3.9 billion dollar megamerger. It’s a deal a bipartisan chorus of criticssay would demolish media diversity, resulting in Sinclair owning more than 230 local stations across 72 percent of the United States.

Amazon Inc. Paid Zero in Federal Taxes in 2017, Gets $789 Million Windfall from New Tax Law

February 13, 2018

Incredibly, Amazon’s corporate tax goose egg for 2017 doesn’t include the effect of a second big tax disclosure: the $789 million one-time tax break the company projects it will receive due to the new tax law. While the Trump Administration’s corporate tax cuts generally took effect on January 1st, the law includes a grandfather clause for companies that (like Amazon) have managed to defer or postpone tax liability from prior years.

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