Wednesday, March 21, 2007

clean elections?

The impossibility of a true democracy in a country where corporate money drives campaigns has been much on my mind lately. I was delighted to find this website, Public Campaign. It's a grassroots movement to push public funding of elections, eliminating the present system in which high dollar donors and corporations own public officials by the time they take office.

It's under consideration in congress right now, details here. There are some videos here which explain the need for and the purpose behind publicly funded campaigns.

If you're of a mind to do something that might help save our democracy, consider calling the Senate at 202-224-3121 and the House at 202-225-3121 and ask your reps to support these bills.


Blogger evilganome said...

I've been riding this hobby horse around for years now. I would love to see all elections only funded through public contribution and having the entire process closely monitored.

March 21, 2007 8:12 AM  
Anonymous tater said...

I second that emotion. The time for this has definitely come! While we're at it, we need to get rid of electronic voting machines owned by partisan corporations as well. How about an internet option as well as a paper ballot?

March 21, 2007 8:32 AM  
Blogger Debbi said...

Thanks for the link ... the amount of corporate money spent on elections so far is obscene.

March 21, 2007 2:07 PM  

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