The concentration of spending by wealthy mega-donors in our elections is even greater than previously thought. A report by Issue One, a nonpartisan campaign finance reform group, released last month showed that for every $13 spent in U.S. elections, $1 was contributed by one of twelve mega-donors and their spouses. That’s over $3.4 billion spent… Read more
BREAKING NEWS: Last night, in a vote of 220-210, the House passed the For The People Act (H.R. 1), bringing us one step closer to getting big money OUT of our politics and voters IN! But we’re not done yet. H.R. 1 is now on its way to the Senate for a vote. Call your… Read more
BREAKING NEWS: Yesterday, Virginia became the 22nd state to pass a resolution supporting an amendment overturning Citizens United. Thanks to the efforts of the Virginia Chapter of American Promise, Take Back Our Republic, Public Citizen, People For The American Way, Free Speech For People, Common Cause, and Virginians across the political spectrum, the Virginia legislature… Read more
Americans may be divided over impeachment and the next election but they are united on one thing – strong majorities of Democrats, Independents and Republicans want political reforms that will restore a government that works for average Americans and not wealthy special interests. Polls confirm that, but what many Americans don’t know is that citizen… Read more
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
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
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
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!