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How Can I Help Get Money Out of Politics? Participate in the Continential Congress 2.0!


Continental Congress 2.0


Will be comprised of hundreds of citizen delegates, elected online from every state. The delegates will meet in Philadelphia the week of July 4, 2012 to ratify a "Petition for Redress of Grievancesdemanding, among other things:

 

1. An End to Corporate Personhood


2. The Overturning of the Supreme Court's Decision in Citizens United v. F.E.C.


3. The Elimination of Crony Capitalism and Washington's Revolving Door of Corruption 


4. Comprehensive Banking and Securities Reform to end Wall Street's Control of our Politicians 


5. 100% Public Financing of Political Campaigns and Other Election Reforms


6. That all Politicians Take the Rootstrikers' Anti-Corruption Pledge Before the November 2012 General Election


Once signed and ratified, the Petition will be served on the 535 members of Congress, the President and Supreme Court. See the full plan here.


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Sean Crystal commented 2012-05-05 09:35:23 -0700 · Flag
I can’t watch the governor here in Idaho sell any more of our land to China…for the people by the people, everyone’s opinion counts, all nations, all races; all people all around the world…have a right to be free! 2nd Congressional District of Idaho, I will stand for the people!
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DOn Frazier commented 2012-05-04 18:50:45 -0700 · Flag
For a Constitutional Convention, this organization has surprisingly modest aims. Almost all of the measures above are specific and targeted in nature, rather than addressing the broad structure and dynamics of a political process that is the proper aim of any constitution.

Most of these grievances stem from a lop-sided legislature, which grants disproportionate electoral power to a small number of voters in parts of the country where power can be easily bought by moneyed interests. That’s because the current Constitution calls for a federal system, a union of 50 states of roughly equal power. That may have made some sense in the 18th century, but it certainly does not now.

Right now, for example, a citizen of Wyoming has more than 50 times the representation in the Senate than a citizen of California. If you do the math, it’s possible for a President to be elected with 11 percent of the popular votes cast. Voters of conservative so-called ‘Red’ states certainly deserve their fair share of Congressmen, but these small-population states now control something like 170 percent of theirs.

The long-term solution is to rewrite the current Constitution to redress this imbalance. Retain the States for sentimental purposes. But modern transportation, communications, and technology have rendered them extinct as anything but a source of votes for interests that can’t pull their weight in a national dialogue, but can sway enough influence at the state level to keep their surrogates in office.
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@jmdenn tweeted link to this page. 2012-05-04 18:25:39 -0700
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Concerned with the direction of the country. A way to get involved. Continental Congress 2.0. http://t.co/9veoA6c2
@VoteIndeCan tweeted link to this page. 2012-05-02 19:14:19 -0700
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