John Peeler: These days one may say almost anything, and spend any amount to disseminate what one says. Those who are injured by such speech have only the remedy of their own freedom of speech.
Brent Budowsky: Clinton is making political reform one of the cornerstone issues in her campaign for the White House. She has begun a frontal assault against the widely unpopular Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case.
Jessica Lux: Citizen Koch director Carl Deal joined a political panel moderated by Lauren Steiner following Friday night’s LA’s theatrical premiere.
Sharon Kyle: LA Progressive holds the notion that as long as big money wields power and control of our government, the people will not have true representation. The California March for Democracy needs your support.
Bill Fletcher Jr.: Progressive candidates need to make the McCutcheon decision their battle cry and use it to demonstrate the extent to which the 1% is moving at breakneck pace to derail any pretense of democracy.
Robert Reich: Connect the dots and you see how the big-money takeover of our democracy has lead to an economy that’s barely functioning for most Americans.
RJ Eskow: The Supreme Court’s McCutcheon ruling will be remembered as a decisive battle in a determined and wealthy minority’s war against the popular will.
Steven Mikulan: McCutcheon, like Citizens United and virtually every other right-wing attempt to return the United States to its Gilded Age of conspicuous inequality, stakes its claim on the First Amendment — it’s all about free speech.
Joseph Palermo: In Texas, Governor Rick Perry, the Religious Right, and their Republican allies, following Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis’s courageous filibuster last week, are literally working overtime to criminalize women’s reproductive rights.
We’re working from all angles to get the word out and drive turnout to pass Proposition C in Los Angeles on May 21st (vote by mail begins May 1st).
Lauren Windsor: Prop C is a fitting rollout for Get Money Out. Voters of Los Angeles, join your city council and put your money where your mouth is. On Tuesday, May 21, vote yes on Proposition C!
On May 21, Los Angeles voters will have the chance to weigh in on the question of overturning Citizens United through a constitutional amendment. And if Prop C passes, Los Angeles will be the largest jurisdiction to approve a resolution to overturnCitizens United.
David Burke: By voting yes on Proposition C, we can make it clear that individuals should be at the center of the electoral process and that corporate speech does not deserve the same level of protection as individual speech.