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Reason #62 not to Sell on CafePress Marketplace: Must You Sell CafePress to your Friends?

For some time now, we have recommended that conscientious Americans stop selling items on the CafePress Marketplace. Why? The online print-on-demand venue takes the image you have created and reserves the right to sell it on sweatshop-made crap — without telling you. Say it three times: “CafePress Marketplace = Sweatshop Crap.” Two more times now [...]

Gut Check: Are the Organizations Behind the October 26 Anti-Surveillance March in DC Promoting It?

In case you haven’t heard, a big protest march in Washington DC is being planned for October 26, 2013. The demand: for the U.S. government to stop its massive warrantless surveillance programs that spy on the activities of hundreds of millions of innocent, law-abiding people. If you’re interested, come on down to DC for a [...]

Do Cosponsors of the June 24 DC March Against Torture Actually Promote the Event?

A national march in Washington DC against Torture on June 24 2012 is said to be cosponsored by 28 social movement organizations. Cosponsorship denotes support, and the very least an organization could do to support an event is to promote it. Perhaps the simplest, lowest-cost way for a social movement organization to support this DC [...]

Every Identifiable Student in new Draft David Walker Video is Americans Elect Campus Leader

Americans Elect is supposed to be neutral. But is the infrastructure of Americans Elect being used to promote David Walker for President?

Look for yourself. Watch this new “Draft Walker” video featuring a series of college students:

I can’t positively identify all of these students. But without a doubt in my heart, I see [...]

Americans Elect Officer Stages Promotional Videos with Buddy Roemer

Americans Elect is not supposed to be in the business of communicating or acting in favor of any presidential campaign. But the corporation just can’t help itself. Its latest act is to stage a fake video q-and-a session with Republican Buddy Roemer, asking questions to which it and Roemer already know the answers. [...]

Christine Todd Whitman Goes to Press a 7th Time to Promote Jon Huntsman, Violating Americans Elect Policy

She’s done it a whopping six times before in a fairly short time. This is the seventh.

The bylaws of the privatized presidential nomination called Americans Elect aren’t vague. They are specific:

Section 4.12. Neutrality of Directors. Board members shall not communicate or act in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for President [...]

Americans Elect Director Christine Todd Whitman promotes Jon Huntsman, in Direct Violation of Bylaws

News Item: Christine Todd Whitman Joins the Board of Directors of Americans Elect — November 2011.

News Item:

Former New Jersey Gov. Christie Todd Whitman, who is leading a group to draft a third-party presidential candidate, is encouraging Jon Huntsman to make an independent bid for the White House.

“I would hope he would do [...]

Americans Elect Director Christine Todd Whitman Praises Candidate Jon Huntsman Again in 4th October Interview

With a fourth interview coming to light, the record of Americans Elect Director Christine Todd Whitman‘s non-neutrality stance is as follows:

October 6 2011: interview on MSNBC in which Whitman praises Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman and promotes Americans Elect. October 13 2011: interview with Hippo Press in which Whitman praises Republican presidential candidate Jon [...]

In 3rd Video, AE Director Christine Todd Whitman praises Americans Elect and Jon Huntsman

Is Americans Elect really neutral in the presidential race? In order to preserve its appearance of neutrality, Americans Elect corporate bylaws require its Directors to refrain from promoting any candidate for President:

Section 4.12. Neutrality of Directors. Board members shall not communicate or act in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for President [...]

Daily Caller: Americans Elect and Buddy Roemer in Joint Attendance Before AE Rolled Out Roemer Promotion

Americans Elect leadership is prohibited from communicating or acting in favor of any candidate for President Americans Elect bylaws:

Section 4.12. Neutrality of Directors. Board members shall not communicate or act in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for President or Vice President at any time before the adjournment of the online nominating [...]

In Violation of Bylaws, Americans Elect Corporation Communicates and Acts in Favor of Certain Presidential Candidates

Americans Elect, simultaneously a no-disclosure corporation and a multi-state political party, is planning to run its own private presidential nomination in the Spring of 2012. This morning, in violation of its own corporate bylaws, it began the promotion of certain people as candidates for President of the United States. [...]