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Category Archives: Legislation
I just finished reading two papers that show without any doubt that money in politics is an excellent investment. Economic elites, and organized groups representing business interests, have substantial impacts on U.S. government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens … Continue reading
A Senate vote on the Democracy For All Amendment (S.J. Res. 19) will take place on September 8, 2014. Below is the text of the amendment. Please call or email Senator Cornyn (202) 224-2934 or email Senator Cruz (202) 224-5922 … Continue reading
Introduced by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman John Sarbanes (D, MD) with over 100 original cosponsors, this bill is the latest in a series of plans to offset the political influence purchased by big-money campaign contributors and “independent” … Continue reading
The state’s 2014 primaries will be held using the congressional and legislative maps approved by lawmakers this summer, a federal panel of judges ruled Friday. The San Antonio-based judges said they didn’t have time to finally settle the legal disputes over … Continue reading
When: Monday, August 5th at 7 PM Where: On the Austin City Hall Plaza What: Planning for a visual solidarity action. Action will tentatively take place under the Rotunda at the Texas State Capitol on Friday, August 9th at 1 PM. In … Continue reading
The State of New York is the scene of a vigorous legislative drive for small-donor public financing of political campaigns. Recently endorsed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the legislation would make New York the largest state to match small donors’ contributions … Continue reading
Over 40 people from around the state [Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, Irving, Garland, Caldwell County, and San Antonio] gathered at the Texas Capitol on March 18 for a Texans United to Amend Lobby Day, lobbying in support of three Texas Legislature … Continue reading
On January 17, 2013 the Austin City Council unanimously approved the Central Texans United To Amend (CTUTA) resolution calling for a Constitution Amendment ensuring that money is not speech and that the use of funds by artificial entities to influence … Continue reading
The December 1, 2012 Coffee Party Austin meeting consisted of a conversation with Texas Representative Donna Howard about the likely priority issues before the 83rd legislative session. These notes have not been vetted by Rep. Howard, who is therefore not … Continue reading
Ever since the Citizens United ruling opened the floodgates to unlimited political spending, many organizations, including Coffee Party Austin and its partners in Texans United to Amend, have been working hard to turn back the tide . Bill Moyers suggests seven … Continue reading