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  1. Margaret Paschal
    January 26, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    This is The PEOPLES TIME!!! It’s NOW or NEVER! Every 4 years and a few other Votes in between is NOT OUR VOICE any LONGER!

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  2. Lorie S Hawkins
    February 6, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

    This is an awesome campaign. Wish this had been in effect in 2000 and 2004. Money should never be a factor in a democracy.

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  3. pete keay
    February 6, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    It all comes down to what Sly & The Family Stone suggested that we all do decades ago : STAND !

    One voice is just a lonely sound lost in the wind, A thousand voices creates a disturbing echo, and a million an unmistakable roar.

    STAND !

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  4. Stanley B Fossett
    February 6, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    There appears to be much fragmentation on the progressive agenda. So many limited or even single issue groups. I get so many solicitations from so many groups that i sign the petitions,but do not contribute financially. The Koch brothers and other vultures are laughing.
    What needs to be done is to harness the power of the almost unregulated American capitalist system…organize effective, nationwide boycotts against companies which try to subvert the democratic process, which have bought and paid for laws creating special advantages for that company only or entire industries.
    I was a member of an AFL-CIO union. They purport to have boycott lists, but i never saw any posted or mailed or emailed to me. A serious effort must be made to punish the anti-social conduct of corporate management and directors.
    The deaths of 27 miners a few years back is an excellent example…by appealing safety violations in the mine that was the site of the tragic deaths, the managers and owners of that mine committed a criminal offense. ‘Depraved Indifference Murder’ is not a joke. Law enforcement, the legal profession, so called, the judiciary in that state are all guilty of ‘AIDING AND ABETTING THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY’. That is but one example of the putrefaction of any legal standards in the USA. If you wear a suit and tie, you can buy whatever you want from Senators, Congressmen or govt. regulators. If you can’t buy whatever you want from those corrupt groups, corporations only need to conceal illegal activities, after all…if they are caught they get only minor penalties, if held responsible at all. Such as selling strategic technologies to militant China and Russia.
    THIS MUST STOP !!!!! US regulators have one foot in their regulatory jobs and their other foot in the camp of the very corporations they are supposed to be regulating. Why? Because they look to the corporate groups they are supposed to regulate as their next employer.
    Boycotts, on a huge scale are needed. Politicians are bought and sold or just plain lie.

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  5. Jon Longsworth
    February 6, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    FYI, http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=4653 [Say ‘No’ to Korea Trade Agreement] has nothing, no pertinent webpage content.

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  6. Kay Lang
    February 6, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    I love it! This is what it takes. People who are informed and involved taking to the streets to get the attention of many who are too busy just trying to survive. This one is really a clever idea:
    In New York City, a marriage was held between a person and a “corporate person.”

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  7. William Fenton
    February 6, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

    Voters Power is greater than the Supreme Court Power. We must use it to defeat Big Money Power.

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  8. Richard Smith
    February 6, 2013 @ 8:05 pm

    Are you crazy?!? None of these “exciting events” have accomplished a damn thing, and they never will other than to work in the plutocrats favor by defusing some of the energy of the demonstrators, which would be better directed to killing their enslavers rather than providing them with amusement by grovelling before and begging them. They have loaded guns pointed to our heads, and loaded guns pointed to THEIR heads is all they will understand, respect, or respond to. Until those kinds of events start happening, save the rest of the Pollyannish crap for the masses of American slaves as deluded as yourselves.

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  9. Cecile Heatley
    February 6, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

    this is great, I am all in favor of voters in, money out.
    I hope you will have a rally in Washington DC soon. I will go as long as it’s not on the same day as a rally for reducing gun violence.
    I went to the rally on gun violence on January 26, we were about 2000 people at the Washington Monument.

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  10. Sarah Gia del Campo
    February 6, 2013 @ 9:49 pm

    Could it be? Is it really possible? Is there hope for democracy after all? FORWARD!!!

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  11. Sherry
    February 7, 2013 @ 12:18 am

    Reading this article is like waking up on the very best Christmas Day ever. I am so excited that there is, in fact, a growing, well organized movement to save American democracy as we know it by overturning the treason filled Citizen’s United ruling (which has been gaining momentum since it’s 2010 judicial stamp). This is a much needed confirmation that the people have a voice and actually DO GET IT. We are, according to this article, actually taking the necessary steps to stop the pestilence that looms large, today, because of the Citizen’s United ruling. YES!!! We must take to the streets at courthouses around the country. We must stand tall and demand an end to this repulsive Corporate bear hold over elections. We must stop allowing Corporations to bankroll deception and hate (and further the endless greed of so many mega-corporations. The hundreds of millions (billions) spent on hate ads and disinformation . . . and the whole Citizen’s United ruling . . . the underlying toxin, are very dangerous to American freedom, indeed. While we are still a free country, until the Citizen’s United ruling is ERASED, this country could easily be bought and sold to the 1%. (With that ominous political control, the carnage is unimaginable for the environment, ultimately, I fear.)

    This article shows that we still have a chance to save our democracy from tyranny and our planet from ruin. The oppression that looms, still, will not just go away, certainly. We must not take our eye off of the ball in this very tricky political climate. We must roll up our sleeves and begin to fix our broken political loop holes, while we still can do it. Who knew it could be so easily “rigged”.

    Though the grass roots GOP movement has used this ugly “loop hole ruling” to buy (steal) elections, we, the people, did manage to beat them in the Presidential election (THIS TIME). But, we are still loosing ground, The Congress is completely dysfunctional, and when Wall Street. dirty coal and oil and the mega-banks manipulate us for huge profits, we the people must take to the streets –and fast. I am so relieved this appears to be happening . . . finally. We certainly can do more, too. Everyone needs to get involved. We must STOP THE CITIZEN’S UNITED RULING FROM REACHING ITS FULL POTENTIAL, BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE FOR US ALL.

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  12. Marilena Silbey
    February 7, 2013 @ 4:00 am

    WELL DONE! This is what Obama meant when he said “Show me the Movement!” And this is the only way real progress has ever been made…through public uprising!
    Please also show your support for the 1 Billion Rising on Feb 14th!
    I think it is time for regular demonstrations to keep the pressure on! I saw a 53 minute presentation titled, Beyond Me that culminates in a HUGE peaceful demonstration!
    Now is the Time!!

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