Alliance for Democracy

Oregon State Bank Update

Posted in Oregon State Bank, Oregon Working Families Party by Alliance for Democracy Portland OR on February 22, 2011

I am passing on the lastest news about the Oregon State Bank efforts.  The efforts are moving forward with three bills introduced into the Oregon legislature but your help is needed.  Details below from the Oregon Working Families Party/Oregon State Bank campaign. (more…)


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…)