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Money in Politics

Tell Corporations to Stick to Business

Corporations around the country are ready to dump hundreds of millions of dollars into the 2012 election in an attempt to fill the seats of power with politicians who will do their bidding. But it doesn't have to be that way: Citizens can send a message to corporations that our democracy is not for sale. Sign our petition to the 500 largest corporations telling them to refrain from political spending.

Reverse Citizens United

It's time for a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and end the false doctrine of corporate personhood. Sign the petition!

A Supreme Conflict of Interest

Ask the Justice Department to investigate whether Justices Scalia and Thomas should have recused themselves from the Citizens United case because of their participation in secret political strategy meetings with Koch Industries!

ALEC Exposed: Now, Tell the IRS to Investigate

The American Legislative Exchange Council is a secretive and powerful front group of corporations that are investing millions of dollars a year to write business-friendly legislation at the expense of the middle class. Worse, they are lobbying in state capitals across the country, all while claiming to the IRS that they are a charitable organization that does NO lobbying – and therefore receiving certain tax benefits.

Our Alternative to Big Money Politics: Fair Elections Now!

If we want to put the power of our democracy fully back into the hands of all Americans, then we need to change the way that we finance elections from top to bottom.  Take the first step by signing our petition, and we'll deliver your message to Congress!



Tell the Department of Justice: Protect the right to peacefully protest

The universal rights of Occupy Wall Street protesters to free speech and assembly are not being protected right now. It's time for our nation's top law enforcement agency to stand up and protect Americans who are under attack.


Government Accountability

Super Transparency for the Super Committee

The super committee is being targeted by fat cat lobbyists and their uber-wealthy corporate clients. It is imperative that the American people know who is giving campaign cash to these members of Congress as they make decisions that could have an enormous impact on our economy and our social programs. Tell your Senators to support the Super Committee Sunshine Act (S. 1498) today!

Fix the Filibuster

With more than 100 measures failing to get a vote in the Senate last year due to the filibuster, it's clear that it's time to reform the rules.


Election Reform

National Popular Vote

Four times in our history, (most recently in 2000) the Electoral College has sent a second-place candidate to the White House. To make sure it doesn't happen again, please sign the petition for National Popular Vote.