Political Reform page


Reforming the Electoral Process


How to Overthrow the Government - Arianna Huffington

Dollars and Votes

Fixing Elections - Steven Hill

Third Parties in America

How the Left Can Win Arguments and Influence People

The New Progressive Era


Clean Money, Clean Elections

California Clean Money Campaign website

Model Clean Money Bill - Public Campaign

Clean Money page
Clean Money Campaign Reform
FAQs About Clean Money Campaign Reform - Public Campaign
The Day for CIean Money
The Clean-Elections Movement
Cleaning Up Elections
Clean Money Repo Men
Running Clean in Arizona

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

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader page

" 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

Bernie Sanders page

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

Howard Zinn

Robert Reich - Some Thoughts on What Happened November 5th (2000)


Electoral Reform

The Path to a National Popular Vote (12/07)

Instant Runoff Voting - Solution to "The Lesser of Two Evils"
(IRV) Instant Run-off Voting
Instant Runoff Voting (IRV)
Instant Runoff Voting: Majority Rule, Maximum Choice
Preference Voting vs. Cumulative Voting
The Uninvited
Never Again
The Case for Proportional Representation
Proportional Representation - What is it and Why do we need it?
Election Lessons by Michael Albert
Taking (Back) the Initiative
How to democratize American democracy


"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

What is Proportional Representation?
Full Representation: Proportional Representation
The Case for Proportional Representation
Deregulate the Duopoly
Why Protest the Conventions?
Think Globally, Run Locally - running for Congress as a Progressive
Progressives Shape Up For the New Millennium
Let's Take Back the Debates!
Cleaning Up Politics, Clearing Out Big Money
Leveling Politics in the Green Mountain State
The Real Spoiler - Time to reform the electoral system (IRV)

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

The Nation magazine

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
Alliance for Democracy - Principles on Corporations
Notes for a Progressive Agenda
Democracy and Corporations - Arcata, California
Learning to Count
Life as a Progressive Legislator
Major Victory for Voting Reform - IRV wins in San Francisco

With Victories like These ...The glaring inadequacies of Shays-Meehan
The Politics of Ethics

"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

Russ Feingold interview
Representative Barbara Lee - the Lone Dissenter (11/01)

[Cynthia] McKinney Rises Again (5/04)
When Change Is Not Enough: Seven Steps to Revolution (2/08)
A Liberal Supermajority (10/08)
The Sickening Influence of Campaign Contributions (6/09)

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