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End Corporate Rule

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Time and again, whether we are seeking sensible healthcare, environmental, economic, or foreign policy—supported by a majority of Americans—we hit a barrier, because corporate lobbyists and donors have managed to get between our legislators and us. National and local media is right-wing and true journalism has suffered.

End Corporate Rule is part of the We The People NOT We The Corporations PDA platform. We work on the following issues:

  • Overturn Citizens United
  • Protect the Postal Service
  • Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices Under Medicare Part D
  • End the Congress Member to Lobbyist Revolving Door

End Corporate Rule Statistics and Facts

  • 15 States and 500 Jurisdictions have called for a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United
  • From 1983 to 2004, due to tax cuts and the defeat of labor unions, distribution of new wealth has gone:
    • 42% to the top 1% of Americans
    • 94% to the top 20% of Americans
    • 6% to the bottom 80% of Americans
  • If Medicare were allowed to negotiate prescription drug prices with drug companies under Medicare Part D, we would save over half a trillion dollars over 10 years

Legislation Our Team Has Endorsed

  • HJ Res 29 (Nolan - D-MN)
  • HJ Res 20 (McGovern - D-MA-03)
  • HJ Res 21 (McGovern - D-MA-03)
  • S316/HR 630 - Postal Service Protection Act of 2013
  • S117/HR 1102 - Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices Under Medicare Part D

Team Accomplishments

How You Can Get Involved

  • Join our monthly conference call (4th Wednesday)
  • Join our Google Group
  • Suggest Coalition Partners/Activities

Coalition Partners

Move to Amend, Represent Us, Center for Media and Democracy, Free Speech for People, Common Cause, Public Citizen, People for the American Way, PR Watch

Issue Team Leaders

Stephen Spitz
Jann Campbell
Russell Freedman
Walter Kloefkorn
Steve Cobble 

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