Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Open Up Presidential Debates to Third Parties

For far too long in this country, politics (and debates in general) has been run by the two major parties – Democrats and Republicans. While both of these parties are close to the center of the political spectrum and represent a lot of people, there are others out there with other ideas. Yes, we have third parties, but they haven't won an election (or even been competitive) in decades. Part of the reason they aren't more ...more »

Submitted by (@dudemanfellabra)

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PUBLIC CAMPAIGN FINANCING

PUBLIC CAMPAIGN FINANCING We must have public financing of campaigns. I know you think you don't want to pay for it...but you already ARE! You pay hundreds and thousands of times what you would if the politicians actually answered to you and not greedy corporate criminals. You pay thousands of times more in a CORRUPTION SURCHARGE! YOU PAY FOR PRIVATELY FUNDED ELECTIONS RIGHT NOW! Every no bid contract, ...more »

Submitted by (@luvwith)

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Campaign: Making Data More Accessible

Dialogue?

I'm sitting here looking at all the people who've had their posts deleted because they are raising a legitimate issue: Where's The Birth Certificate. And at the top of the page it reads, "Open Government Dialogue". It's not dialogue when people are silenced. What exactly is this site's definition of 'dialogue'? Also, I don't place full blame of providing proof of birth on Mr. Obama. I also blame both sides of the ...more »

Submitted by (@scott.lanter)

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Instant runoff elections.

You live in Florida and your views line up more with Nader but you're afraid to give your vote to Bush? Support instant runoff elections! It allows you a second choice candidate. If your choice is not in the top two your vote will go to you second choice...Gore! Then you can vote your conscience without being responsible for 8 years of SHRUB and Dick Cheney! If you are not satisfied with the 2 party monopoly stranglehold, ...more »

Submitted by (@luvwith)

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Campaign: Making Government Operations More Open

Finance Elections Publicly, End the Electoral College, and Outlaw Lobbyists/PACs

Fight for publicly financed, popular vote elections, and demand that your representatives get rid of lobbyists and PACs with their big money and influence, and begin representing your interests, not the interests of corporations. Our country has become an oligarchy thanks to the unbridled and unchecked power of corporate America.

Submitted by (@annehaggerty)

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Term limits of congress, senate and supreme court

As it stands now, a policitian/judge in either department of government can comfortably rely on a lifetime of being elected if they are in a district who support what they do. Let's say I am a republican/conservative/libertarian/independant and unfortunately I have a very liberal democrat representative in congress. I may not agree with any of the issues he is voting yes to, but there is nothing I can do. If I happen ...more »

Submitted by (@chloe658)

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Campaign: Do-It-Yourself Government

Changes to elections / breaking the two party system

I've heard ideas of how to add additional parties to our system. Right now due to our laws people don't vote for folks outside of Dems or Repubs cause if they do the person they REALLY don't like will be elected. So, I heard a way where if the person you select doesn't get X % of the vote then you can vote for a backup candidate.

Submitted by (@karidrgn)

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Political TV ads should be free

The air we breathe is free. Corporations somehow control what goes over the airwaves. A large part of the cost of running for office is for TV and radio ads. In return for use of the airwaves, broadcasters should do their part in ensuring a functioning democracy by making time available for legitimate candidates. Politicians must spend a large portion of their time in office dialing for dollars. That's not what we ...more »

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Campaign: Legal & Policy Challenges

Legal accountability for campaign promises

There should be an established framework for politicians to make *binding* pre-election promises. Perhaps some sort of federal filing form, similar to "registering" to be on a ballot. Along with their registration, they should be required to file a document of what things they truely promise to stick to, if elected. Then, if they are elected, and violate those promises.... They should be directly, and instantly, impeachable, ...more »

Submitted by (@phil001)

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Electoral Reform

Both the Executive and Congress are in constant betrayal of the public trust because they represent less than 30% of the public. 70% of America did not vote for Obama, but to be fair to him, he is the same as Bush--irrelevant as long as we have a system owned by Wall Street. We must demand of Obama and Congress, the latter as the price for not being recalled or defeated in 2010, an Electoral Reform Act along the following ...more »

Submitted by (@robertdavidsteelevivas)

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Obama ellicit a national awreness discussion on The State of Our Democracy

The systems that are supposed to make our democracy the best in the world are failing us. That is why the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was passed about 10 years ago, supposedly to fix certain problems. We now know that it was an utter boondoggle which pushed the country towards electronic voting, an outrageous "failure of the imagination." We need to take pride in the working of our democracy again and to do that ...more »

Submitted by (@grassrootsunity)

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I Almost Like Him or Her

A lot of times when I vote I choose whoever\\'s platform comes closest to my preferences. The problem with this approach is that there might be one or two significant issues that I really really disagree with them on. What I\\'d like to do is be able to vote on major policy issues at the same time. That way if I\\'m in the majority and we elect candidate X then the winner would be able to see which policies we really ...more »

Submitted by (@longshot9999)

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