Reforming the Electoral Process

" The cost of being presented as a " responsible and serious candidate" by the media [is] usually to show fundamental agreement with the existing distribution of wealth and power. "

Michael Lerner, philosopher, psychologist, author


Selling Out - Mark Green
Fixing Elections - Steven Hill

Money and Politics

"Since felons are subsequently disfranchised, the US now has 1.75 million people disqualified from voting because of their criminality- 1.4 million black men have forfeited their right to vote, almost 15 per cent of the black male population."

Jeremy Seabrook


Voters Bill of Rights

Clean Money Campaign Reform
Public Campaign

Why Protest the Conventions?

"The two major parties have abdicated their responsibility to lead, to advocate solutions, and to promote true democracy... "

Ralph Nader

Delusion 2000: How the candidates view the world
The Nader ChaIlenge
Nader: A Personal View
Bernie Sanders page
We Need a Radical Left
A Progressive Platform on Human Rights and Foreign Relations
Independent Progressive Politics Network-Common Ground Declaration
Independent Progressive Politics Network - Principles Of Unity
Independent Progressive Politics Network - List of Principles
New Party Principles

"If a baseball player slides into home plate and, right before the umpire rules if he is safe or out, the player says to the umpire-"Here is $1,000." What would we call that? We would call that a bribe. If a lawyer was arguing a case before a judge and said, "Your honor before you decide on the guilt or innocence of my client, here is $1,000." What would we call that? We would call that a bribe. But if an industry lobbyist walks into the office of a key legislator and hands her or him a check for $1,000, we call that a campaign contribution. We should call it a bribe."

Janice Fine, Dollars and Sense magazine

Alliance for Democracy - Principles on Corporations
The Case for Proportional Representation
Notes for a Progressive Agenda
Democracy and Corporations - Arcata, California
FAQs About Clean Money Campaign Reform - Public Campaign
Instant Runoff Voting (IRV)
Instant Runoff Voting: Majority Rule, Maximum Choice
Proportional Representation - What is it and Why do we need it?
Preference Voting vs. Cumulative Voting

"Big corporations and billionaires fund 90 percent to 98 percent of the Democratic and Republican Party budgets."

Howard Zinn

What is Proportional Representation?
Full Representation: Proportional Representation
The Case for Proportional Representation
Think Globally, Run Locally - running for Congress as a Progressive
Progressives Shape Up For the New Millennium
Let's Take Back the Debates!
The Day for CIean Money

"Around the world, the message received is that, whoever wins [the U.S. election], expect only more of the same - national narcissism disguised as altruism, corporate appeasement, and the arbitrary use of U.S. military and economic might."

Greg Guma, Toward Freedom magazine

'Capital' Hill - Fighting big money in government and society
The Clean-Elections Movement
Cleaning Up Politics, Clearing Out Big Money
Laws for Sale
How Money in Politics Hurts You
The Uninvited
Never Again

" The U.S. President has been largely refashioned as a high-level trade representative for the transnationals."

The Nation magazine

Some Light at the End of the Tunnel
Canadians Come Clean
Do We Still Have the Luxury of Time for Publicly-Financed Elections? - Paul Krugman
The Last Disenfranchised Class
Voting Machines Gone Wild
Instant Runoff Voting (1/04)
Felon Voting Disenfranchisement (4/04)
Fighting Turnout Burnout (6/04)
The Democracy We Deserve (1/05)
2004: A Report Card - our election system is badly broken (1/05)
America Observed - 2004 election (1/05)
Unworthy Citizens - ex-felons denied the vote (5/05)
How to Steal an Election [2004] (2/06)
Third Parties? (2/06)
Drug Busts = Jim Crow (7/06)
Bring Democracy Home (11/06)
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. - interview (11/06)

Political Reform

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