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  • Lobby Day!

    We need your help! 

    Please join us for a Lobby Day on January 16, 2017.  We will meet at 4 Park St., Suite 304 at 10 am for coffee, bagels and discussion regarding bills we are advancing that are being heard on the 16th.  We will have fact sheets, talking points and literature.

    Then we will head over to the Legislative Office Building to sign in and testify.

    HB 1773 on Civic Dollars is at 10:50 am in LOB Room 308

    HB 1368 regarding closing the LLC loophole is at 11:30 in Room 308 and

    HB 1667 prohibiting business and unions from contributing directly is at 12 noon in Room 308

    We need a large showing of people to show up and if you can, to testify.  We will provide lunch back at 4 Park St. after the hearings.
    Please RSVP to doreen@opendemocracy.me if you can make it.
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Legislative Office Building
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  • Women's March 2018

     

    Join with women across the country as they again gather to bring awareness to the inequality and sexism that women and minorities suffer.

    Marches are being planned in various cities across the US.   Click HERE to read more and see the list of planned marches or visit the Facebook page. 

    The women’s marches network will also kick off an initiative to register 1 million women to vote in conjunction with voters’ rights organizations.

    Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 08:00 AM
    Nationwide
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  • J21 Collective Action

    BEN & JERRY’S CO-FOUNDER ANNOUNCES PLAN TO RUBBER STAMP  “NOT TO BE USED TO BRIBE POLITICIANS” ON OVER 1,000,000 DOLLAR BILLS ON THE 8th ANNIVERSARY OF CITIZENS UNITED.

    “The Supreme Court said, when it comes to elections, money is free speech, so we’re going to make our money scream,” says Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Head Stamper of StampStampede.org

    BURLINGTON, VT – Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream launched a website today urging people to pledge to stamp messages like “Not To Be Used To Bribe Politicians” and “Stamp $$$ Out of Politics” on paper currency during the week leading up to January 21, the 8th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. FEC as part of a national collective action to protest the corrupting influence of money in politics.  In less than 24 hours of launching an online pledge page to participate, 2,363 people have collectively pledge to stamp 990,325 dollar bills.

    The tax scam, net neutrality, drilling in the Arctic wildlife refuge-- It’s simple, lawmakers have sold out the American people for campaign contributions and kickbacks,” says Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Head Stamper at StampStampede.org. “This is a massive, decentralized, protest against big money in politics from corporations and billionaires along with a demand to pass legislation and the 28th amendment to overturn Citizens United and take back our democracy.”

    Cohen’s group Stamp Stampede has partnered with over a dozen national organizations to recruit tens of thousands of people to participate in public events across the county in the week leading up to the anniversary of Citizens United on January 21.

    “The beautiful thing about stamping is that anyone can do it, anytime, anywhere,” Says Cohen, “it’s a simple action that has a huge impact.  Together, these million bills will be seen more than 875,000,000 times.  That’s 875 million reminders to members of Congress that it’s time to start representing the people, not special interests.”

    Stamp Stampede is joined by Our Revolution, Democracy For America, American Promise, Move To Amend, Franciscan Action Network, Wolf PAC, Public Citizen, Represent.Us, People For The American Way, Patriotic Millionaires, Democracy Matters, Mayday.us, New Hampshire Rebellion, Money Out Voters In, and Maine Citizens For Clean Elections.

    For more information, Contact Edward Erikson, Edward.Erikson@Gmail.com                                  

    202-420-9947

    To learn more about the pledge visit StampStampede.org/Pledge/

    Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 08:00 AM through January 22, 2018
    Nationwide
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  • Unrig the System Summit

    Convening the Brightest Minds from the Right and Left to Fix American Politics...and Party in New Orleans

    Conservatives. Progressives. Solutions.

    This is no ordinary conference. No endless panels and speeches. It’s fast-paced and fun, with plenty of time to self-organize as you mingle with top advocacy leaders, academics, comedians, musicians, celebrities, activists, philanthropists and journalists. This is about crossing partisan and ideological divides and working together on concrete solutions to unrig America’s political system…. with plenty of New Orleans fun mixed in. 

    The Summit runs from Friday, February 2nd, 1pm through Sunday, February 4th, 1pm. Key programming will take place all 3 days, so plan on being in attendance for the entire event. More specific information coming soon.

    Please visit their website for more information and registration.

    Friday, February 02, 2018 at 01:00 PM through February 04, 2018
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