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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.

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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.

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