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Occupying Democracy: Amendments to Get Money out of Politics- Russell Simmons and David DeGraw

The future of our democracy cannot be for sale. Politicians must represent the people who elected them, not those who donated to their campaigns. All of the challenges that the American people face are grossly influenced by money in politics, and that is why we strongly support a constitutional amendment to restore our democracy and protect the people of this great nation.
A very broad coalition is uniting around this vital issue and it is just a matter of time before we reach critical mass. With the help of the GOOD community, we can soon reach a tipping point that forces historic political change. 
Thousands of working groups are spread throughout the country, organizing toward the same goal: ending the corrupt culture that has consumed our government by getting money out of politics. 
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Occupying Democracy: Amendments to Get Money out of Politics
- Russell Simmons and David DeGraw

The future of our democracy cannot be for sale. Politicians must represent the people who elected them, not those who donated to their campaigns. All of the challenges that the American people face are grossly influenced by money in politics, and that is why we strongly support a constitutional amendment to restore our democracy and protect the people of this great nation.

A very broad coalition is uniting around this vital issue and it is just a matter of time before we reach critical mass. With the help of the GOOD community, we can soon reach a tipping point that forces historic political change. 

Thousands of working groups are spread throughout the country, organizing toward the same goal: ending the corrupt culture that has consumed our government by getting money out of politics. 

Continue reading on good.is

GOOD has recently been on a bit of a media blitz, with our editors getting out in front of the camera to talk about recent news events, and discussing articles from our most recent issue, Beg, Borrow, or Steal

Here is a clip (advance to about the 37 minute mark) is GOOD’s education editor, Liz Dwyer, discussing her moving piece about what the Trayvon Martin case means to her not just as a concerned citizen—if you are unsure of how bad this law is, please reference our infographic—but what it meant for her as a mother of two black sons. She also talks about this poignant discussion she filmed with her kids (who are the best, by the way) about racism in their day to day lives. 

In this clip from The Big Picture with Thom Hartman, our associate editor, Nona Willis Aronowitz, chatting about her piece from our latest issue, "Minimum Rage". This has been a big topic for our editorial team, with us launching a new Tumblr for all the Minium Ragers out there. 

We’re incredibly proud of the work from these talented people, and bonus points that both can look so good on camera. Watch the shows to hear their thoughts on these topics, and hopefully we can keep spreading these topics, and others, more in the future. 

latimes:

360° panorama: What the Occupy L.A. camp looked like this morning. Click through for the full interactive.

The skeleton of the Occupy L.A. encampment after being cleared out by police last night. More than 200 people were arrested.

latimes:

360° panorama: What the Occupy L.A. camp looked like this morning. Click through for the full interactive.

The skeleton of the Occupy L.A. encampment after being cleared out by police last night. More than 200 people were arrested.

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

shortformblog:

As we just mentioned, here’s the video of Occupy protesters interrupting Obama’s speech, and his direct reply to the movement.

Obama gets occupied.

(Source: mediaite.com, via shortformblog)

Two birds with one stone.

Two birds with one stone.