Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00

End Corporate Rule

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Time and again, whether we are seeking sensible healthcare, environmental, economic, or foreign policy—supported by a majority of Americans—we hit a barrier, because corporate lobbyists and donors have managed to get between our legislators and us. National and local media is right-wing and true journalism has suffered.

End Corporate Rule is part of the We The People NOT We The Corporations PDA platform. We work on the following issues:

  • Overturn Citizens United
  • Protect the Postal Service
  • Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices Under Medicare Part D
  • End the Congress Member to Lobbyist Revolving Door

End Corporate Rule Statistics and Facts

  • 15 States and 500 Jurisdictions have called for a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United
  • From 1983 to 2004, due to tax cuts and the defeat of labor unions, distribution of new wealth has gone:
    • 42% to the top 1% of Americans
    • 94% to the top 20% of Americans
    • 6% to the bottom 80% of Americans
  • If Medicare were allowed to negotiate prescription drug prices with drug companies under Medicare Part D, we would save over half a trillion dollars over 10 years

Legislation Our Team Has Endorsed

  • HJ Res 29 (Nolan - D-MN)
  • HJ Res 20 (McGovern - D-MA-03)
  • HJ Res 21 (McGovern - D-MA-03)
  • S316/HR 630 - Postal Service Protection Act of 2013
  • S117/HR 1102 - Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices Under Medicare Part D
  • HR 1554 - Stop Tax Haven Abuse
  • S1282/HR 3711 - 21st Century Glass Steagall Act of 2013
  • S268 - Cut Loopholes Act
  • S985/HR 129 - Return to Prudent Banking Act

Team Accomplishments

How You Can Get Involved

  • Join our monthly conference call (4th Wednesday)
  • Join our Google Group
  • Suggest Coalition Partners/Activities

Coalition Partners

Move to Amend, Represent Us, Center for Media and Democracy, Free Speech for People, Common Cause, Public Citizen, People for the American Way, PR Watch

Issue Team Leaders

Stephen Spitz
Jann Campbell
Russell Freedman
Walter Kloefkorn
Steve Cobble 

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Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller was the Democratic Nominee in 2008 for House of Representatives in the Virginia 4th District. Prior to running for office, Andrea was a part of Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s presidential campaign, first as Statewide Coordinator for Virginia and subsequently as Regional Coordinator. From 2006 until leading the VA Kucinich campaign Andrea was MoveOn.org’s Regional Coordinator for Central, Southwest and Hampton Roads areas of Virginia and West Virginia. Andrea is also the PDA Virginia co-chair as well as the Technical Director. Andrea co-hosts, organizes and programs PDA's Blog Talk Radio show. She is also the lead designer and production team leader for PDA's websites and printed materials. Andrea co-directs PDA's Capitol Hill letter drops and Hill meetings.

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