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  • Examining the growing influence of ALEC in NC

    On Tuesday, February 19 at 7 PM, we will join with Common Cause, North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), the Sierra Club, Progress NC Action, and the Raleigh-Wake MoveOn Council to air the Bill Moyers documentary, United States of ALEC, followed by a panel discussion led by the national president of Common Cause, Bob Edgar.

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  • Flashmob: Citizens unite to oppose Citizens United

    Check out this cool video of a flashmob in Los Angeles of people – real persons, not fake corporate “people” – all united in their opposition to Citizens United, the 2012 Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates of unlimited and undisclosed corporate spending to influence elections.

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  • AFL-CIO comes out strong against Citizens United

    Business corporations are not people—they are manmade creatures of law that exist to generate economic activity and create jobs and income in communities. The notion that they should enjoy the same rights and protections as natural persons is absurd and it is destructive to our democracy.

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  • Join national day of action against ALEC Feb 29

    Occupy Winston-Salem is supporting a national day of action on February 29 to call attention to the corporations that fund ALEC. They’re calling it Occupy the Corporations / #Feb29, and we are calling on our members and others who value work and condemn greed to join us.

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  • Citizens uniting against Citizens United

    January 21, 2012 is the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC that corporations are people, money is speech, and corporations have the right to spend as much of their money as they like to influence elections.

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  • Tell Art Pope: Stop Drowning Democracy in Corporate Cash!

    Art Pope uses his corporation as a political money machine. He is North Carolina’s top political donor. The puppets he elects serve the interests of the 1% but hurt the rest of us.Sign this petition, and tell Art Pope to “Stop the flood of corporate money in politics.”

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  • Republican Legislature Legalizes Corporate Tax Evasion

    North Carolina’s revenue problems will get worse thanks to a bill rushed through the Republican-led General Assembly at the end of session.

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  • Republicans File Workers’ Compensation Bill (HB 709)

    Contact your Representative today and urge him or her to, “oppose House Bill 709.” Tell your Representative that, “working families back home are counting on legislators to protect our stable workers compensation system and make protecting injured workers–not corporate profits and insurance companies–a priority.”

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  • Wisconsin Power Play

    Nobel laureate and economist Paul Krugman has a new column in the NY Times this week about the battle in Wisconsin. There, the newly-elected Republican governor, Scott Walker, has set out to destroy public worker unions by eliminating collective bargaining. But this effort is not about helping Wisconsin close a budget gap – a gap already made worse by the governor’s own doing in lowering taxes on the wealthy.

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  • Who’s Looking Out for Your Rights?

    It’s not big business Fred Erwin is a professional firefighter for the City of Greensboro, Local 947. If you’re a worker trying to decide who to vote for in 2010, Fred has one question for you: “Who’s looking out for your rights?” Watch the video: “It is true: for big businesses, their bottom line is […]

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  • SCOTUS Unleashes Corporate Power in Elections

    ‘Citizens United’ ruling a disaster for democracy If we thought the flow of money in politics was bad before, we ain’t seen nothing yet. Last week, in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States elevated corporations to the level of actual persons with a free-speech guarantee under the first amendment to advocate […]

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  • Ending Corporate Abuse: Forced Arbitration

    Read the report by Public Citizen – Forced Arbitration: Unfair and Everywhere (PDF). FairArbitrationNow.org launched to highlight, bring end to the abuse Forced arbitration is giving up your right to go to court if you are harmed by a company. Under forced arbitration, any dispute you have with a company is handled by a third […]

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