The People’s Testimony

UPDATE: The US Senate hearings have been rescheduled for next Tuesday. Spend this week working on your testimony and submit it to The People's Testimony. Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Melissa Mark-Viverito's op-ed on the movement to get money out of politics.  The People's Testimony Next Tuesday, the United States Senate is holding hearings on three resolutions … Continue reading The People’s Testimony

Tell the SEC: We Need Full Disclosure Now!

 In January 2010, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that opened the floodgates for increased corporate influence in our elections. This decision, Citizens United v. FEC, rolled back long-standing restrictions on corporate spending in elections, allowing corporations, trade associations and non-profits to spend unlimited, and often undisclosed, amounts of money directly on elections.As we mark … Continue reading Tell the SEC: We Need Full Disclosure Now!

NY City Council Passes Resolution Declaring that Corporations Are Not People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 4, 2012 CONTACT: Mary Tek, Coordinator 212-341-9509 / nyccprogresscaucus@gmail.com City Council Passes Resolution Declaring that Corporations Are Not People NEW YORK, NY -- The Progressive Caucus of the City Council commends today’s passage of a resolution opposing the United States Supreme Court Citizens United decision, which gave corporations the same First Amendment … Continue reading NY City Council Passes Resolution Declaring that Corporations Are Not People