Campaign Finance Reform

OpEd: The Great Vermont Uprising Against Corporate Personhood (The Nation)

March 8, 2012

By John Nichols Vermonters went to their town meetings this week to settle questions about dump fees, snowplowing contracts and utility meters. They also decided to take on the corrupt campaign system that is steering the republic toward catastrophe. And they have done so in a voice loud enough to be heard all the way […]

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Vermonters Vote to Undo Citizens United (MSNBC)

March 7, 2012

Watch Bernie on Jansing & Co. discussing the fight against Citizens United in Vermont

“The people of Vermont & the people of America are totally disgusted with what they’re seeing in terms of the huge amounts of money that billionaires & corporations are now throwing into the political process.”

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Vermont Voters Back Grassroots Campaign to Abolish Corporate Personhood (Democracy Now)

In another “Super Tuesday” vote, some two dozen towns in Vermont called on Congress to push a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC ruling and address the issue of corporate personhood.

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Vermont Voters Endorse Challenge to Corporate Personhood (In These Times)

By Rebecca Burns When Vermont voters went to the polls on Super Tuesday, they were presented with more than a choice of their preferred Republican presidential candidate. Local ballot initiatives also offered many the chance to condemn the corporate election spending that has permeated the primary race, and more than 50 Vermont towns have voted […]

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Vermont Towns Vote To Overturn Citizens United, Call For Constitutional Amendment (International Business Times)

By Ashley Portero Thousands of Vermonters raised their voices — and their votes — against the concept of corporate personhood Tuesday when more than 50 communities in the state passed a measure urging the U.S. Congress to begin the process of altering to the U.S. Constitution in order to clarify that corporations do not have the same rights […]

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Dozens Of Towns Want Corporate Personhood Amendment (VPR News)

By Ross Sneyd Voters in at least three dozen towns want Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations aren’t people. They adopted a nonbinding resolution on Town Meeting Day asking that the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision be overturned. That’s the 2010 ruling that recognized the rights of corporations to participate […]

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Town by town, Vermont tackles corporate personhood (Burlington Free Press)

March 6, 2012

By Wilson Ring MONTPELIER — A senator with socialist leanings was among the first. Then there was Jerry of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream fame. Stephen Colbert has tweeted in favor. And now people in at least 52 Vermont communities will use the bully pulpit of that New England institution, Town Meeting Day, to push […]

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Voters weigh in on ‘corporate personhood’ (WCAX)

By Deanna LeBlanc RUTLAND, Vt. – Vermont may be one of the smallest states by population in the nation, but a grassroots movement against corporate campaign contributions is hoping to make a big difference. The campaign signs in the grass Tuesday were nothing new — local politicians asking residents to re-elect them, or maybe a […]

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51 Vermont Towns to Vote on Overturning Citizens United on Town Meeting Day (7 Days Blurt Blog)

March 5, 2012

By Andy Bromage Hinesburg will debate borrowing $275,000 to pay for septic system improvements at a mobile home park. Charlotte will discuss building a new sidewalk on the Ferry Road. Richmond voters will decide whether local police should use a military surplus Humvee acquired by the town’s chief. As usual, the agendas facing Vermonters this […]

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Are the Koch Brothers Funding Rush Limbaugh? (DailyKos)

March 1, 2012

By Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava Just in time for the release of Brave New Foundation’s new film, Koch Brothers Exposed, Rush Limbaugh has thrown in with Charles and David Koch in their letter war with Obama campaign manager Jim Messina. No surprise there; Rush has made his fortune defending the rich and powerful against […]

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