Alliance for Democracy

Citizen United Anniversary/Single Payer/Oregon State Bank events

Posted in Barbara Dudley, Citizens United, corporate personhood, Dan Meek, Dr. Flowers, Jon Batholmew, Oregon State Bank, OSPIRG by Alliance for Democracy Portland OR on January 20, 2011

The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision one year ago (January 21) opened the flood gates of direct corporate money into America’s elections.  Prior to this decision, corporations had been banned under the Tillman Act of 1907 from using corporate funds to fund federal political campaigns.  According to President Teddy Roosevelt in advocating for the corporate ban said, “All contributions by corporations to any political committee or for any political purpose should be forbidden by law; directors should not be permitted to use stockholders’ money for such purposes.”  (more…)

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U.S. Supreme Court Unleashes Unlimited Corporate Funds for Political Campaigns on All Levels‏

Posted in bribery, Campaign contributions, Campaign finance reform, Dan Meek, Hillary the Movie, pack the court, political bribery by Alliance for Democracy Portland OR on January 21, 2010

This morning the US Supreme Court issued their long awaited decision in the case of Citizens United vs FEC.  The case involved the “documentary” film Hillary-The Movie produced by Citizens United.  The FEC (Federal Elections Committee) restricted the distribution of the film prior to the 2008 election and Citizens United challenged the decision which went to the Supreme Court.  (more…)

Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Limits on Lobbyist Gifts to Public Officeholders. No limits on campaign contributions continues.‏

Posted in bribery, Campaign contributions, Campaign finance reform, Dan Meek, lobbying limits, political bribery by Alliance for Democracy Portland OR on January 3, 2010
The Oregon Supreme Court last week upheld restrictions on lobbyists’ gifts over $50.00 per year.  As Don Meek, attorney who wrote the two 2006 ballot measures to limit campaign contributions, notes, without limiting campaign contributions the abuses in Oregon’s political free-for-all will continue with bribes, I mean, contributions to our elected officials to be standard operating procedure. (more…)