The full text of a petition to reverse Americans Elect Bylaw 5.6, which directly disenfranchises Americans Elect delegates and places ballot access control firmly in the hands of a unanimous corporate-appointed board.
Americans Elect Steps Up Attacks on Democracy: Now a Corporate Board Decides Who’s On and Off the Ballot
Disenfranchisement. Oligarchy. Plutocracy. These are now the official principles of Americans Elect.
Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation funded by Wall Street hedge fund executives that is trying to run its own online privatized presidential nomination in 2012. Until now the Americans Elect corporate board has paid lip service to the idea of democracy within the Americans Elect process. That changed today.
Name of the process in which Americans Elect rank and file members vote on which questions will be asked of the eventual Americans Elect presidential candidates in the “Platform of Questions”: Shape the Debate Text of the question about the national debt that got the
Getting Involved, the October 2011 DC Occupation version: In preparation for the occupation of Freedom Plaza starting on October 6th (see http://october2011.org/), join organizers, educators, and concerned citizens for two participatory evening workshops exploring the strategic power of nonviolence and its applications to our social
A tip of the pen to Scott Moore of Our Oregon for bringing an Oregon Public Broadcasting radio program this past week to my attention. OPB’s Dave Miller interviewed Kellen Arno, Vice President of the for-profit ballot-signature corporation Arno Political Associates and National Field Director
As Policy Director and then as Chief Operating Officer, Americans Elect corporate leader Elliot Ackerman has been saying for many months that the ordinary citizen members of Americans Elect, not Americans Elect corporate leadership, would be identifying the core questions to drive its 2012 presidential
When the corporation/political party called Americans Elect publicly rolled out its 2012 presidential effort at the end of July 2011, its method for nominating a presidential candidate contained a restriction: As explained to Thomas Friedman: Any presidential nominee must conform to all the Constitutional requirements,
Rhetoric: #6 of Six Things to Know: The Delegates are the Boss Here’s this week’s fact: “The Delegates — and the rest of the American people — are the true boss of Americans Elect.”… Americans Elect is a platform. We have no candidate, issues, or
The Gun Owners of America is working against the re-election of Harry Reid in protest against votes that don’t have much of anything to do with guns.
You may be wondering whether the Americans Elect corporation is serious in its ambition to get its own candidates for President and Vice President elected in 2012. I’ve been wondering too. But then I did a bit of checking and found out that within the
You can write for the New York Times Technology section, and I’ll show you how in four easy steps: 1. Subscribe to the Apple Press Release newsfeed at http://www.apple.com/pr/ so that every time Apple comes out with a new gadget, you’ll know right away. 2.