For the People

 

Check out this United4thePeople.org portal website to access current campaigns, upcoming events, and relevant information for activists and institutions who wish to support the efforts to amend the Constitution to rectify our broken democracy.

 

 Here's more proof that We the People want accountability from government

 

 65% of Americans support Public Campaign Financing.  (View polling results)

Source: Lake Partners Research

 

8 out of 9 Supreme Court Justices support campaign contribution disclosure.

Source: www.caclean.org

 

84% of Californians support the California DISCLOSE Act.

Source: www.caclean.org

 

More than 8 in 10 Americans in a poll by The Associated Press and the National Constitution Center support limits on the amount of money given to groups that are trying to influence U.S. elections.

Source: Associated Press poll

 

84% of voters lack confidence in corporations and want to limit what they can spend on elections.

Source: www.freespeechforpeople.org

 

16 states (including California) have called for an amendment to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision of 2010.

Source: www.freespeechforpeople.org

 

There are 6 bills in the U.S. Congress that would enact campaign finance disclosure or publicly financed elections.  None have been referred to floor votes as of yet.  All of the bills together have garnered a total of 217 co-sponsors.

Source:  www.congress.gov

 

There are 3 active disclosure bills in the California Legislature.  They have all been passed by a 2/3 majority in the Senate and are awaiting hearings in the Assembly.

Source: www.leginfo.ca.gov

 

There are 5 Joint Resolutions in the U.S. Congress that would create Constitutional Amendments to the effect that Money is NOT Speech and / Corporations are NOT Persons.  

Source: www.congress.gov

 

 

 

 

 

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What's New:
Actions
We are overwhelmed with actions related to Trump.  We have initiated a coalition of groups in Contra Costa County that have sprung up since the election.  It is wonderful and overwhelming.  We are working on the AB14, the Disclose Act and need help getting signatures.  If you can help out email us at moneyoutnow@yahoo.com.  If you would like to hear more about the various groups that have sprung up including Indivisible, off shoots from the Women's March, MoveOn small groups, please contact us about that as well.
Regarding money in politics we plan to do research on how money has affected the various areas that are uppermost with the current administration including: health, immigration, environment and more. We know the obvious but to get it on a two sided page as well as on the website is our goal.

 

The election is over!!

 We are now connecting with other groups and finding ways to work together.  The energy is amazing.

We recently held a Holiday party that included a video called Demand Democracy that we followed with lively brainstorming.  We'll be following up at our next coordinating meeting about meetings with Sen. Feinstein and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier focused on a detailed agenda.

We are involved with the planning of the Women's March on January 21 to be held at the Civic Center in downtown Walnut Creek.  The event will run from 10:30-1:00 with music, speakers and a march.  Many will then get on BART and go to San Francisco for the San Francisco march that begins at 3:00 pm. Please look here for more information.

Join us and invite your friends. Moneyout People In for more information.


California Legislation

December 2016 - New California DISCLOSE Act, AB 14, was introduced by Co-authors Senators Ben Allen and Jerry Hill.  It is based on final version of AB700, but with just enough amendments to address FPPC concerns.  Much will be the same as last year with the need to get petitions signed.  (See under Petitions below.)


US Legislation


Petitions

 Have your say.  Be counted. Sign these petitions.  Share them with others.

• New CA DISCLOSE Act petition

• Government By the People Act (HR 20)

• Plus (HJ Res 19)

• Move to Amend - Corporations are NOT People!  Money is NOT Speech

• Create a Petition with MoveOn.org

• Add your name to Anti-corruption Act supporters