As Wall Street Profits Rise, Students Left Underwater
September 9, 2014
Opponents of the Democracy for All amendment to overturn Citizens United and restore limits on special interest campaign spending argue that the amendment will “limit speech.” That’s wrong. It will lift the voices of millions who are facing student loan debt by giving them a more equal say in our political system and limit the influence of outside special interests seeking to profit their debt.
PR Watch Flushes Out the Kochs
July 21, 2014
In a PR Watch article posted on Monday, Brendan Fischer and Nick Surgey detail the immense power of the industrialists Charles and David Koch, the brothers who’ve become synonymous with big money in politics . The post explores how the brothers are able to legally give millions to political organizations every year.
The Slippery Slope of Individual Rights for Corporations
July 18, 2014
The Supreme Court is supposed to protect everyone’s rights, interpreting our laws so that each person is valued equally. But in Hobby Lobby and other corporate cases, the Court seems to be granting special rights and privileges to corporations.
Common Cause, Students Press Sallie Mae to Disclose All Lobbying
June 25, 2014
Common Cause and other public interest groups called on student loan giant Sallie Mae today to make detailed financial disclosures of its lobbying activity.
Shareholders, Students Demand Accountability from Sallie Mae
June 25, 2014
NEWARK, Del. – Shareholders, student loan holders and veterans called on student lending giant Sallie Mae on Wednesday to disclose all its lobbying expenditures, both direct and indirect.