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We've made very little progress on the issue of money in politics since the "Citizens United" wake-up call in early 2010. Although public awareness has increased, there has been no real call for reform coming from Congress or the White House. They are too busy fighting partisan battles, and, sadly, adjusting to the new game and the new rules decreed by the Supreme Court.
There are oligarchs and political organizations, and even Supreme Court justices who challenge the very idea of democracy. But for most of us, if we have less democracy, we will get less representation, and weild less power as a People exercising our right to self-governance.
We need a powerful movement to reform our democratic process. Let's focus on movement-building. Let's figure out how to make our fellow Americans understand how important it is to address the corrupting influence of money in politics. And let's brainstorm on how a new Coffee Party initative called "The 535 Campaign" can lead to changes we need.
Annabel Park and Eric Byler host another in a series of Virtual Townhalls on Coffee Party Radio, each designed to hear from you, and each to be supplemented by videos from their new documentary, Story of America.
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