Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00

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 48 (Nolan - D-MN)
  • SJ Res 5 (Udall - NM)
  • HJ Res 22 (Deutch - FL21)
  • H Res 54 - Restore Service Standards for the Post Office (McKinley - WV01)

  • HJ Res 23 - (McGovern - MA03) Corporations Are Not People

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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Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller was the Democratic Nominee in 2008 for House of Representatives in the Virginia 4th District. Prior to running for office, Andrea was a part of Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s presidential campaign, first as Statewide Coordinator for Virginia and subsequently as Regional Coordinator. From 2006 until leading the VA Kucinich campaign Andrea was’s Regional Coordinator for Central, Southwest and Hampton Roads areas of Virginia and West Virginia. Andrea is also the PDA Virginia co-chair as well as the Technical Director. Andrea co-hosts, organizes and programs PDA's Blog Talk Radio show. She is also the lead designer and production team leader for PDA's websites and printed materials. Andrea co-directs PDA's Capitol Hill letter drops and Hill meetings.

Latest End Corporate Rule News

  • Fortune 500 Companies Stash $2.1 Trillion Offshore as US Taxpayers Foot the Bill

    New study highlights the repeated failure by U.S. lawmakers to crack down on tax avoidance schemes. America's Fortune 500 companies are "playing by different rules" when it comes to the federal tax system and, according to a new report out Tuesday, are stashing $2.1 trillion in offshore tax havens—with as

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  • The Long, Strange Tale of a California Farm’s Attempts To Break Its Workers’ Union

    The strategy by one of the nation's largest growers to shed its obligation to sign a contract with the United Farm Workers was dealt a key setback last week. An administrative law judge not only threw out what union organizers say was one of the dirtiest decertification elections in recent

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  • The Post-Wall Street Era Will be Local

    On a shelf of the Phoenix Bookstore, located in the heart of the ecovillage of Findhorn in the north of Scotland, the title Going Local (Free Press, 2000) caught my eye. The book was written by the American economist Michael H. Shuman. It was June 2002, and I had come to Findhorn to

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  • Justice Department Lets Giant Corporation Evade Prosecution for Deaths of Over 100 People

    'This deal will not deter future corporate wrongdoers, it will not hold GM accountable, and it sets back the demand for justice by the family members of victims of GM’s horrible actions.'—Robert Weissman, Public Citizen

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  • The Michigan GOP's War on 'A People's History'

    Howard Zinn's work is an instruction manual for challenging injustice - which is why it terrifies corporate elites. Michigan State Senator Patrick Colbeck is at it again. Back in 2013, Colbeck sponsored a bill calling for schools to institute a Patriot Week that would indoctrinate students with nationalist and militarist “history” lessons. Now,

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  • ALEC Aims to Privatize All Schools

    Wisconsin follows its lead but Nevada's sweeping law sends shock waves.   On the heels of a newly passed state budget that again leaves our K-12 public schools behind without ample and consistent funding, I recently headed back to where the school privatization push all began—the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC.

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  • 10 Years After Katrina, New Orleans’ All-Charter School System Has Proven a Failure

    Test scores tell one story, and residents tell another. A three-month investigation by In These Times reveals the cracks in the education reform narrative. Ninth grade was nothing like what Darrius Jones expected. Jones, 14, imagined that with high school would come more independence. Instead, he felt like he was being treated

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  • Selling Off New Orleans: Gentrification and the Loss of Community 10 Years After Katrina

    How long-time residents feel about the new Louisiana purchase. When native New Orleanians talk, the topic inevitably turns to conflicts with the new migrants. Before Hurricane Katrina hit 10 years ago, on August 29, 2005, New Orleans’s old neighborhoods saw little turnover. My own family has lived in the 7th

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  • Is an Obama Donor Tying the President’s Hands on Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis?

    Vulture-fund investor Marc Lasry—who raised $500,000 for Obama in 2012—stands to gain if the commonwealth is not bailed out. One thing that caught my attention while reading this wistful, insidery feature in The New York Times about President Obama’s future (apparently a “post-presidential infrastructure” is involved) was a certain someone

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  • Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy

    A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy—namely, that it no longer exists. Asking "[w]ho really rules?" researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page argue that over the past few decades America's political system has slowly transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where wealthy elites wield most power.

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    New study highlights the repeated failure by U.S. lawmakers to crack down on tax avoidance schemes. America's Fortune 500 companies Read More
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    New guidelines will bring clemency to thousands of low-level offenders, but many more still 'trapped' in broken criminal justice system. Read More
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    The financial realities are pushing a clean energy transition—as more wind and solar capacity is installed, coal and natural gas plants Read More
  • Groups Issue Warning: Pro-Corporate TPP Could Kill the Internet +

    "What we're talking about here is global Internet censorship."   The "disastrous" pro-corporate trade deal finalized Monday could kill the Internet as Read More
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    It's high time UN agencies and the mainstream media acknowledge the true scale of global poverty and engage in a Read More
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  • Amazon’s Monopsony Is Not O.K. +, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America. O.K., Read More
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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 Read More
  • A Short History of Postal Banking +

    As the debate over reinstituting postal banking heats up, we should know we had it. And it worked. Last week Read More
  • A New Postal Union Leader Really Doesn't Want Mail Sent From Staples +

    It’s unusual for a challenger to unseat an incumbent president in the postal workers’ union election, but Mark Dimondstein did Read More
  • Local GMO Fights Smash Records as Monsanto's Millions Bankroll Opposition +

    Citizen-led initiatives to regulate GMOs in Hawaii, Oregon and Colorado face deep pockets of outside industry groups Read More
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End Corporate Rule Calls

  • Listen to this month's call as the team discusses and endorses new legislation, what work is on the horizon, and provides...
  • Listen to this month's call as the team discusses their role with the Grand Alliance to save the Post Office and the Papal...
  • Listen to this month's call as the team endorses new legislation (H Res 12) regarding the US Postal Service, talks about...