We’ve all seen it before: a candidate or representative giving a roundabout, not-really-an-answer response to a policy question framed by a voter. We drive ourselves nuts trying to discern their position on an issue and hope we drew the right conclusion when it comes time to vote. There is, however, a solution: the classic art… Read more
We The People Amendment Gains Major Senate Sponsor
Here at the Stamp Stampede, we’re thrilled whenever progress is made on democracy reform measures like the We The People Amendment. Our friends at Move To Amend have worked tirelessly to pass this legislation, stating once and for all that money is not speech and corporations are not people. Now the amendment is one step… Read more
A Found Bill Story
Here at HQ, we love hearing how people first got involved in the Stampede. Some take to stamping through friends and family, others through workshops or fundraising events. Many find their way to stamping as a result of a found bill. When Gwen of North Bend, WA encountered a stamped bill in her restaurant change,… Read more
Democracy For All Amendment Proposed in the Senate
The 28th Amendment is taking another step toward approval! Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced outside the Supreme Court yesterday that they are reintroducing the amendment to the Senate. The 28th Amendment, aka the Democracy for All Amendment, takes direct aim at the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, declaring once and for… Read more
Join the 6th Annual Granny D Walk!
The annual Granny D Walk is back! On August 3rd, honor the radical lady herself in a walk from Dublin to Petersborough, NH to protest big money in politics! Who was Granny D? Doris “Granny D” Haddock (1910-2010) was a legendary reformer in New Hampshire and the founder of Open Democracy. Beginning January 1, 1999,… Read more
End Citizens United Wants an Anti-Corruption Debate
Following the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle and growing public pressure, the DNC is considering a debate focused specifically on the climate change emergency. Now End Citizens United, a nonpartisan political action committee funded by grassroots donors, is calling for a similarly specialized debate on corruption and democracy reform. “Several Democratic presidential… Read more
Thanks for pledging to #Stamp4Independence!
Another Independen$e from Big $$$ in Politics Day has come and gone, but its influence is far from finished. Over the past month, Stampers across the country have been hard at work to #Stamp4Independence, calling on Congress to get big money out of politics once and for all. Thanks to you, 598,250 bills were pledged… Read more
Partisan Gerrymandering: SCOTUS Chooses Party Over Country
It’s being called “the worst election-related decision since Citizens United.” On June 27th, the Supreme Court declared in a 5-4 decision that it will not intervene to correct partisan gerrymandering in states like North Carolina and Maryland. According to Chief Justice John Roberts, “partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal… Read more
Shelby, Six Years Later
Activists across the country are taking to the streets this week to mark the six-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder. The decision, handed down on June 25, 2013, stripped the Voting Rights Act of 1965 of its enforcement powers, allowing voter suppression to continue to plague our democracy without repercussions.… Read more
More Than Halfway: NH Becomes 20th State to Call for 28th Amendment!
Breaking News! New Hampshire’s State Senate passed HB 504 today, calling on Congress to pass a 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United and STAMP big money out of politics for good. New Hampshire is now the 20th state to formally call for the 28th amendment. That’s more than half the states needed to ultimately ratify… Read more