Citizens United is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

As shameful as the Citizens United decision is, we must confront the sobering reality that it is only the tip of the iceberg. A small ruling elite (often succinctly described as the 1%) have stolen control of the country, and they are ruling over us.

Surprise! Citizens United Legal Reasoning Doesn’t Rely on Corporate Personhood

There’s a misconception spreading that Citizens United is an extension of corporate personhood. It’s not. While it’s true that Citizens United strengthened 1st amendment protections for corporations, the basis for that protection isn’t personhood. Rather, the court’s decision rests on something else.

State Initiatives to Revoke Corporate Personhood and Overturn Buckley v. Valeo Win Big

One state went red and the other blue in the presidential election, but citizens of Montana and Colorado agreed by overwhelming margins that we need to amend the U.S. Constitution to revoke the overwhelming power of money over elections.
In Montana, early returns showed…

Constitutional Amendments Seem Impossible Until They Become Inevitable

It was a great benchmark of progress for the Democracy Movement when the NY Times published four essays on the merits of amending the Constitution to revoke the dominance of money over elections. We added reference links and some comments in publishing them here.

What the Rulers Don’t Understand

The protests that began in Wisconsin this year, and which now also fill the streets of Manhattan, Boston, Chicago, and this week, Washington D.C., have gotten the attention of the American political class. 2011 is becoming a remake of the 1999 Battle of Seattle, except this time the protests are ongoing, national and global, and the target is not the WTO but the entire edifice of corporate capitalism.

Campaigns

Descriptions of Reclaim Democracy’s main initiatives. Includes efforts to revoke corporate “free speech”, to improve political debates, and to improve education.

Volunteer

Reclaim Democracy depends on the efforts of volunteers in almost every realm of our work. You can help! Here are a few of the ongoing opportunities.