Please click the accompanying video to watch the Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Jason Crow, Senator Michael Bennet, Owen Perkins (CleanSlateNow), and Tiffany Muller (End Citizens United). The focus is on support for H.R. 1, which addresses creating publicly financed elections, protecting voting rights, ending gerrymandering, eradicating dark money, establishing ethical standards and accountability for elected officials..
The Fair Elections Act (Democracy For The People/Measure 2E) went into effect on January 1, 2020. By the end of the first day of the four-year cycle, four candidates had filed for electioni in 2023, with all four opting in for Fair Elections Funds. TRT World's Washington DC bureau marked the 10th anniversary of Citizens United by joining CleanSlateNow Action at an event celebrating the launch of the new campaign finance reform laws in Denver and put together this 26-minue report .
This video features the first five-and-a-half minutes of the full video of the program posted above. It's a short feature on our celebration of the January 1, 2020 launch of Denver's new Fair Elections Act, which bans corporate contributions to municipal campaigns, lowers contribution limits across the board, and provides a 9-to-1 match on contributions up to $50 to candidates who turn down PAC and special interest money and only take contributions from individuals.
"Nothing we need to do as a nation is possible unless we limit the political power of the moneyed interests," Rober Reich says in this culminating video of his 12-part series addressing critical steps to take to make our nation's economy work for the many, not the few. Disclosure of dark money, publicly financed elections, and overturning Citizens United are covered vividly and clearly -- in less than three minutes!
An October 17, 2019 Press Conference on the outrageously out-sized influence of big money in Colorado School Board races. Among the speakers are educator Tony Pigford, Dr. Radhika Nath (Candidate for Denver Public Schools Board), Owen Perkins, (CleanSlateNow Action), Dr. Val Flores (Colorado State Board of Education Member), and Donna Morganstern (Candidate for Colorado State Board of Education).
When CleanSlateNow.org founder Senator Ken Gordon ran for Secretary of State 12 years ago, he went to enormous lengths -- and depths -- to illustrate his point about running independent of the special interests. If you didn't get the chance to support Ken as a candidate, perhaps his perilous state in this video will move you to support the advocacy group he founded to continue the work of getting big money out of politics.
Here's the final product of Ken's "Swimming with the Sharks" adventure -- a 30-second video that's hard to resist. This is what clean campaigns produce!
Ever wonder how a bill becomes law? Do you still believe what you learned on School House Rock? Our friends at Represent Us put out this updated tutorial on what it takes to pass a bill into law.
(Hint: 90% of us ain't got enough of it.)
One of the great champions for campaign finance reform, Congressman John Sarbanes, explains his bill, The Government By The People Act . CleanSlateNow Action is an endorser of the proposed legilslation, which serves as a model for The Democracy for The People Act.
If you're looking for Ken's impersonation of Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell riding a motercycle, Senator Ken Salzar and Congresswoman Pat Schroeder donning cowboy hats and riding horses or Governor John Hickenlooper jumping out of an airplane, you've come to the right place! Perhaps this video proves the point that Ken was too funny to be Secretary of State.
This short speech from Ken Gordon at a rally at the Colorado State Capitol lays out the values at the foundation of CleanSlateNow --a grassroots movement to elect candidates who don't take special interest money, who run honest and respectful campaigns, and who denounce third parties who do dishonest and disrespectful activities on the candidate's behalf.
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