Read a brief history of political reform:
brief history of campaign finance reform. Also contains many
interesting facts and insights into political corruption. It is
worth it to take ten minutes and explore this site.
Tracking Contributions, Reform Groups
for Governmental Studies: California. The home of Mr. Robert Stern, who was instrumental in passing the
Political Reform Act which is the source of California Election Law.
group is sponsoring PROPOSITION 89 in California's upcoming
November General election. The Committee heartily endorses this
Proposition 89, but laments that it tolerates continuing corruption.
After this passes, we will have two systems of financing our
elections. One representing the voters, and the other representing
the special interests.
OpenSecrets.org. National and State. Tracks
contributions and influence of the contributions on politicians.
This link brings you to the California
Institute on Money in State Politics
Cause: Works for national and
state reforms across a broad spectrum of issues.
for Responsive Politics: The
organization behind the open secrets website. This is their
homepage, which contains their mission statement and an index of
their areas of research.
CREW: Citizens for Responsibility
and Ethics in Washington.
Against Government Waste
groups fighting against other manifestations of political corruption
USGS Global Change Science page, usgs website
Plastic is everywhere article describing massive plastic island in pacific
Electronic Frontier Foundation internet rights, privacy
Toward Freedom, progressive view
Reprieve govt torture, misuse of law
Mindfully.Org excellent list of articles by topic
Berkeley Citizen: Works locally in Berkeley for environmental and civil rights.
California Agencies Regulating Elections and Contributions
Fair Political Practices Commission: This site
offers the rules and regulations covering California elections and
contributions.The complete text of the laws governing campaign
finance in California, the Political Reform Act, may be accessed at
this site as a large PDF file at: CPRA
Secretary of State: “Cal-Access”
Tracks campaign finance and lobbyist activity. Find out who is
giving what to who in California.
Enforcement of election law
Election Commission: Enforces
Federal election laws. Disclosure and campaign contribution
search site for the Feds
Legislative Counsel. Information on legislative actions.
Site of California Assembly and Senate:
Site of the California Assembly: Find and contact your
Site of the California Senate: Find and contact your Senator.
Secretary of State: Elections and Voter information
of Women Voters: Voters Service for Californians
Congress.Org. Provides a wide variety of political
information on Executive, Congressional, Federal Agency, Supreme
Court, and State matters.
National Center for Health Statistics
HHS: Poverty Level
John Williams Shadow Govt: Govt inflation statistics & CPI
Treasury: The National Debt
Other Agencies of Interest
California Department of Fair Employment and Housing housing and job discrimination
Consumer Product Safety Commission political bribery masking as "contributions" has made this worthless tool of manufacturers, incapable of defending our citizens
Mearsheimer and Walt, March 2006, THE ISRAEL LOBBY AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
Book Review by Stepen Lendman of, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, by Ilan Pappe.
Book Review by Kim Petersen: The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, by Ilan Pappe.
The sites we link to all provide information that
attests to the corrupting power of special interest contributions.
These groups all contribute to the fight against political
corruption. Yet none of them go for the jugular of corruption:
Ending all contributions that do not
come from the voters in the election.
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