Thursday, September 03, 2009


I received the following letter from COMMON CAUSE. COMMON CAUSE asks Americans to turne back the clock on continued corporate manipulation in Washington, DC. Moreover, they recommend that America adopt Maine's clean and fair election legislation.
I looked on line to learn more about Maine's laws and am finally hopeful for American reform. If the rest of America--even Kansas and Missouri--would pass such good laws, corporate manipulation would go down 45 to 50 %

Dear Kevin,

It's hard to imagine a world in which corporations enjoy more influence in Washington than they do now.

But it could very well happen. The Supreme Court is set to hear a much anticipated case next week that has the potential to open the floodgates of corporate money into our political system at levels never before seen.

Common Cause is hosting a live web chat on Tuesday, September 8 at 1:00pm eastern time to bring you up to speed on this case and answer any questions you might have.

This event will take place on our website at

Please visit the link on Tuesday at 1pm, or now to set a reminder for yourself. We'll also make a transcript of the chat available in case you can't join us.

Two Common Cause staffers will be available to answer your questions on Tuesday: Arn Pearson, Vice President for Programs, and Chris Melody Fields, Director of Outreach.

Arn is an attorney and campaign finance expert who led the fight for Maine's clean election law. He has extensive experience in the fields of public financing and campaign finance reform, election reform, tax reform and ethics. Chris knows the political system inside and out, having worked for a number of political campaigns, and as a reformer. She leads Common Cause's efforts to build coalitions in support of public financing and other reforms.

Please don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the Citizens United Supreme Court case and its potential impact on our democracy.

Visit to send yourself a reminder about Tuesday's web chat. If you can't make it but have a question that you would like Arn or Chris to answer, please send it to us at

Thanks for all you do.


Bob Edgar
and the rest of the team at Common Caus



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