The Beginning of the End for Corporate Campaign Spending?

The events of January 6th shook our country to its core. Hundreds of rioters stormed the Capitol, endangering the lives of Members of Congress, their staffers, and Capitol Police in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Despite the violence, some Republicans still chose to contest the results when Congress reconvened that… Read more

Buying Candidates is a Symptom of Oligarchy

It was a Freudian slip of epic proportions. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, describing the House’s partisan flip in 2018, bragged that he “bought” the new Democratic majority for $100 million. He quickly corrected himself, but the damage was done. Bloomberg is one of two self-funding billionaires in the Democratic primary. After his… 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

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

Virginia’s Election, Who Really Won?

Democrats are celebrating a gubernatorial win in Virginia’s election, but the losers are the American people. Big money in politics once again broke records and distorted the political process, reducing another election to a game of high-tech, expensive name calling. It is another example of our distorted electoral process and portends worse to come in… Read more

Stampede 2.0

Head Stamper Ben and Jerry joined Nina Turner, the former state senator of Ohio AND the Stampede’s latest Board member, to announce the Stampede’s newest initiatives in the video below— Click it, watch it, and share this video on Facebook and Twitter!