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Friday, November 29, 2013

Maybe only symbolic, but it's something we can do to get this going

A post on Bill Moyers' Facebook page today gives us something we can do to get this whole "party" started to begin an end to campaign contributions in our election system and so, our government:

A bit of the article:

Ice cream isn’t the only thing worth screaming about — although it’s right up there at the top of our list. Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, has taken his frustration with the corruption of money in politics and channeled it into an ingenious campaign for a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

Since he left his job as CEO of the Vermont-based ice cream company in 1996, Cohen has taken his marketing know-how into progressive politics and in 2012 began Stamp Stampede — the manufacture and sale (at cost) of rubber stamps to be used on paper currency — all perfectly legal — to spread the word to rid government and politics of outside corporate and anonymous cash. There’s a wide assortment of stamps — “Not to Be Used for Bribing Politicians” reads one message, “The System Isn’t Broken, It’s Fixed” is another. 

“Every stamped bill will be seen by an average of 875 people,” Cohen claims “and will help grow the movement to #GetMoneyOut of politics. Stamp 5 bills a day for a year and that’s a million eyeballs.”

So this can be where it starts, where we start.

Christmas gift?  Stocking stuffer?

Seriously, we have to get the money, the big money, from the wealthy and corporations, out of our election system and government, once and for all.  We all know this. We all recognize it, whatever political party we're in--or not in, as the case may be.  It's the only way we'll get our government back for the people. 

Europe did it, decades ago.

We can do this.

So go here--  StampStampede
.  Buy a stamp.

Then use it.

Something we'd all be extremely thankful for, for years.


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