Organic Consumers Association

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Save American Democracy, or What's Left of It

This is the first election after the Citizens United decision which gave corporations complete freedom to spend as much money as they want to influence the outcome of elections.

Citizens beware.  Citizens get active.  Citizens get organized. Our fragile democracy is at grave risk.

We've seen in Obama's time in office (and before) how corporations dominate Washington, DC.  The health care "reform" turned out to be a re-enforcement of the insurance-company-dominated health care industry.  And finance reform had to get the approval of Wall Street and the Federal Reserve before moving forward. Corporate welfare to the weapons, coal, nuclear and oil industries have continued or even grown under Obama. The housing crisis, which should have ended with the bailout of Wall Street, is getting worse, with record foreclosures last month. But that is not enough for the oligarchs who control government through concentrated corporate power.  They want more, and they are using massive spending on elections to get it.

A coalition of organizations has come together to expose groups spending hundreds of millions on the mid-term elections in secret, unlimited donations that avoid campaign finance laws.

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