Space Coast Progressive Alliance

The Future of the American Experiment is in Your Hands

Florida Initiative for Electoral Reform (FLIER) has provided sample emails to use for contacting your Florida Representative and Senator this week to support legislation which would reverse the several voter suppression bills that have already been passed into law.  Please act this week. For more about the good work done at FLIER, visit http://www.floridaelectoralreform.org.

Deja vu all over again

Tuesday, 21 February 2012 23:03

The Supreme Court has done it again, sticking it to Montanans last week like it did to the Arizonans in 2010.  SCOTUS stayed implementation of a 100 year old Montana law that prohibited corporations from spending money on political campaigns. 100 years. A century of Montana state legal precedent thrown out by the SCOTANS because … apparently they like how the political system has flourished under Citizens United and the resulting flood of corporate campaign spending.

'Rootstrikers' to fight for reform

Sunday, 22 January 2012 13:06

Political bribery has been legalized by the courts... Rootstrikers to the rescue?

Energy, Earthquakes, and Democracy

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 08:46

Jay Mandle's April Money on My Mind column, "Energy, Earthquakes, and Democracy," puts the current events of Japan's nuclear disaster, the Arab push for democracy, and U.S. energy policy into perspective.

All Major Newspapers: "Vote YES on 5 and 6"

Sunday, 24 October 2010 11:34

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October 22, 2010
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Miami, FL— Today, the Florida Times-Union recommended that “voters should support the reasonable Amendments 5 and 6,” making it a clean sweep of endorsements from major newspapers across the state. A total of 22 newspapers have urged Floridians to vote YES on FairDistricts Amendments 5 and 6.

For those who missed the Move To Amend event at the Univitarian Universalist Church of Brevard on September 16th can now hear the talk by David Cobb in an audio recording provided by the church. The recording includes introductory comments by Reverend Gregory Wilson, a short talk by Fred Markham on public campaign financing, and a very interesting and entertaining talk by David Cobb, progressive activist and former Green Party presidential candidate.

Fight Washington Corruption Pledge

Tuesday, 14 September 2010 23:31

Members of the Florida Democratic Party are running on a Coordinated Campaign of Accountability.

{jcomments off}The newly organized Florida Initiative for Electoral Reform (FLIER) presented its second in a series of Civic Forums for Electoral Reform, May 17th at the City Hall in Riviera Beach, FL. The event was hosted by the Riviera Beach Civic Association and the Palm Beach County Voters' League. Thirty Palm Beach County residents braved a thunderstorm to attend the event.

Dr. Jay Mandle, of the DemocracyMatters.org board of directors, has written an important new book on one of the Space Coast Progressive Alliance's core issues - Clean Elections. Creating Equality: American Elections as a Public Good demonstrates the need to treat elections as a public good, just as we do the national defense and the interstate highway system. Our current privately financed political system cedes the power over elections (and government policy) to corporations and other wealthy special interests. SCPA has donated a copy of the book to the Brevard County Public Library. Members can reserve the book and it will be delivered within a day or two to the library branch of your choice.

The Arizona House Speaker is doing the bidding of corporate lobbyists to introduce an amendment to repeal the Clean Elections program there. The program is highly popular with legislators and with voters, but the corporate media attacks have been deceptive and are having some effect. There is real concern that the public can be talked out of this program by flooding the media with ads showing politicians as hogs slopping at the public trough.  The goal is of course for the corporations to shoulder their way back in to that self same trough.

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