Press Coverage

Why Are We So Powerless?

December 4, 2016

As would be expected, commentators have been busy analyzing this year’s election results, with writers and talking heads attributing Donald Trump’s surprising victory to an array of different factors: a flawed Electoral College system, the shortcomings and tactical errors

It passed overwhelmingly in Montana and Colorado, and now activists want Californians to speak on money in politics

November 3, 2016

It’s not easy to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Congress can’t do it alone, and unless the court reverses itself, the only other avenue is changing the Constitution.

For national groups hoping to overturn the 2010 Citizens United decision that altered how much corporations can spend on politics, they know it’ll be a slow, state-by-state slog they hope passes through California when voters consider Proposition 59 on Tuesday.

I-735 Ramping Up

September 22, 2016

I-735 Ramping Up Before Ballots Go Out, plus Ben Cohen (Ben and Jerry’s), Jeff Clements (American Promise), & David Cobb (Move to Amend), Visit Washington State in Support.

Prop 59 Supporters Hold County Rally To Eliminate 'Corporate Personhood'

September 15, 2016

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA – A national effort supporters say would amend the U.S. Constitution to eliminate "corporate personhood" came to downtown San Jose Wednesday afternoon, where supporters gathered to push for the passage of a measure on the November ballot that could lend the state's support in making the change.

Prop 59 Supporters Seek To Eliminate 'Corporate Personhood' Via Constitutional Amendment

September 14, 2016

A national effort supporters say would amend the U.S. Constitution to eliminate "corporate personhood" came to downtown San Jose this afternoon, where supporters gathered to push for the passage of a measure on the November ballot that could lend the state's support in making the change. 

About 30 people stood outside the Old Courthouse at the corner of North First and West St. James streets where they kicked off their campaign for Proposition 59. 

Toxic Shock: The Monsanto Doctrine and GMO-free Farming

September 7, 2016

During the past decade, five counties in California and three in Hawaii have passed common-sense public-safety laws to protect public health, organic agriculture, and clean water by regulating farms that grow pesticide-soaked genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Now, San Francisco’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will determine whether the federal government can invalidate these laws in order to protect the profits of the world’s largest agrochemical companies.

After Philadelphia, Progressives Push for Radical Systemic Change

August 9, 2016

Centrist Democrats are bragging that they don’t need progressives to win in November. But the partnership works both ways.

It’s morally useful to look at American politics through the eyes of Laura Zuñiga Cáceres. Just before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the daughter of slain Honduran activist Berta Cáceres arrived in Philadelphia, where she stayed, spoke, and, with thousands of others, protested the convention.

Protests Rage At Day One Of The DNC

July 25, 2016

The pro-Bernie group is having a final hurrah at the DNC in Philadelphia

The growing crowd chants “We are peaceful, we are kind!” and “Feel the Bern!” They wear t-shirts that say “Bernie Sanders is my spirit animal,” and carry signs proclaiming “Education not incarceration” and “Stop the racist drug war.” There are too many of them to count.     

Rediscovering the Art of Democracy

July 18, 2016

Seeking to provide citizens a voice where our political parties fail, the People's Peace and Justice Convention convened over the weekend in Cleveland to create a people's platform ahead of the Republican National Convention. Activists and community organizers gathered to identify issues of economic, political, racial, international, and political justice that both Republican and Democratic leaders fail to address.

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