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Forum Post: Disclosure Petition. Sign here to get cash out of elections.

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 26, 2012, 9:44 p.m. EST by Builder (4202)
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Big Money is buying the 2012 elections in secret. To escape accountability for their political spending, Wall Street corporations and super-rich donors like the Koch Brothers are pumping upwards of $900 million dollars into shadowy tax-exempt nonprofit groups that can spend unlimited money influencing elections without having to reveal a single donor.*

Let’s face it - our bought Congress no longer represents the will of the people. 88% of American voters think that “all campaign contributions and expenditures should be publicly disclosed.” And they are right. In the words of Bill Moyers, “three things don’t go together: money, secrecy, democracy."

Dark Money has got to go. If Congress will not act to save American democracy - we will. It’s time to take the demand for disclosure directly to the worst of the 1%, and insist they immediately release all records of any anonymous political expenditures. The Koch Brothers of the world think we don’t know or care what they’re up to: add your name to the petition and show them they’re wrong.

We delivered this petition to Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase on September 28th. Both have failed to respond, and 8 were arrested in Los Angeles when they peacefully refused to leave until BofA complied. But we will keep coming back, and our civil disobedience actions will only continue to grow until our simple demand is made impossible to ignore.

We need at least 1,000 people to sign on to this call before our next wave of actions mid-October so the deep patriots who will risk arrest to ensure our voice is heard will know a growing movement has got their back!

http://www.99rise.org/darkmoney?r=fb1

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[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

signed - BUT
telling the bully to stop is not likely to work
the only way to beat billions of dollars is with thousands of votes [ think 2000 & 537 Florida votes ]


stop it at the legal level
it requires us to do more than sign a petition -
BUT WHEN DONE - IT WILL SUCCEED


We can do what 80% of Americans say they want
We can do what 1,900,000 Americans signed
We can do what 363 local & state resolutions call for
We can do what 1,309 American mayors endorsed


Virtually every OWS goal –
jobs, taxes, government honesty, energy, environment, economy
all go back to EXACTLY one place
MONEY IN POLITICS

And there is EXACTLY one first step:

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A constitutional amendment to
Overturn Citizens United and Corporate Personhood

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▬► http://corporationsarenotpeople.webuda.com ◄▬

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For a complete analysis of the amendment issue,

and the text of all amendments,
and our comparison of all of the amendments,
and the Citizens United case transcript,
and the Citizens United decision,
and the Buckley decision,
and analysis of corporate personhood,
and analysis of Article III,
and the ABC News poll on CU / CP,
and the PFAW poll on CU / CP,
and 70+ videos on CU / CP from

Chomsky, Hedges, Witchcraft, Reich,
Warren, Lessig, Hartmann, Maher, Sanders, Hightower, etc.

and our voting bloc petition & plan.

http://corporationsarenotpeople.webuda.com
no password or signup

JOIN our OWS Working Group:
http://nycga.net/groups/restore-democracy

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[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4840) 2 years ago

Signed

[-] -3 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Thankyou Nevada1.

[+] -4 points by Grimreaper2 (-318) 2 years ago

This is not your concern. Worry about your own nation.

[-] -2 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Does root your boot have any negative connotations for you?

Thanks for the bump.

[+] -5 points by Grimreaper2 (-318) 2 years ago

Does interfering where you have no business ring a bell? Go away foreign garbage....

[-] 2 points by bullfrogma (448) 2 years ago

Wow, do you kiss your goat with that mouth?

If Builder is trying to help us from another country it makes his effort that much wiser.

It's called Earth.

[-] -2 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

More bumpage? Thanks.

You have several dysfuncional fixings in your brain, my friend.

Screws loose, in other words.

[+] -6 points by Grimreaper2 (-318) 2 years ago

Please don't call me your friend. I'm a confirmed opponent of the left. And since you don't answer other than with flippant bullshit I see I'm right.

[-] -1 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Never heard of the ANZUS treaty?

American politics affects Australia greatly, particularly foreign policy, if that's what you could call it.

Aren't you tired of hearing about all your young men and women coming home in body bags? Or disfigured for life? Or suffering permanent mental scarring from what your oligarchs are pushing them into?

There hasn't been a war or invasion that was any more than a front for corporate greed since Pearl Harbour.

You reap what you sow, Grim.

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