In response to their $150,000 donation to the anti-gay, anti-labor candidate for Minnesota governor, thousands of people have pledged to boycott Target. Agit Pop took that a step further with a surprise demonstration at a local target store. Learn more about the boycott at WWW.TARGETBOYCOTT.ORG
Aug 9, 2010- After years of deliberate neglect, the Justice Department is finally beginning to enforce the federal law requiring states to provide voter registration at welfare and food stamp offices. The effort not only promises to bring hundreds of thousands of hard-to-reach voters into the electorate, but it could also reduce the impact of advocacy organizations whose role in registering voters caused such a furor in 2008. Full Story HERE
Election fraud attorney Bob Fitrakis is sending letters today to attorneys representing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Crossroads requesting that they retain all documents, emails, accounting records and other records. This "document hold" is the first step toward legal action based on the groups' alleged laundering of illegal campaign contributions from large corporations. Fitrakis, in a telephone interview, explained, "We are planning on notifying the groups [as part of our] investigation and we're requesting that they hold all those documents pertaining to what we believe is an illegal money laundering scheme." Full Story Here
Paul J. Magliocchetti was one of the most powerful and influential lobbyists in Washington not too long ago, known for steering campaign contributions to favored lawmakers while securing millions of dollars in projects for his clients.
Magliocchetti, 64, the founder and owner of the now-closed PMA Group, was charged in U.S. District Court in Alexandria with eight counts of illegal campaign contributions and three counts of making false statements. He is accused of funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to lawmakers to enhance his firm's stature and business prospects.
More fallout from Citizens Unitied:
Larry Jacobs from the Humphrey institute talks about the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and how it will impact the 2010 elections in Minnesota, particularly Target's donation to MN Forward.
Target contributes $150,000 to Republican candidate who promises to cut waiters' minimum wage. It's starting.
But it doesn't stop there. Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer oppses gay rights, and fights for tax breaks for CEO's while cutting workers' salaries:
America's Futrure Now Conference: Curbing Money Politics, one of the featured panels at the conference; Donna Edwards, Dick Durbin and Jesse Jackson discuss the implications of the Citizens United decision, and its effect on our country's future if left unchecked.