The Jill Stein campaign initiated a recount on behalf of hundreds of thousands of concerned voters, bringing election integrity into the national spotlight. But ensuring that votes are counted is just the tip of the iceberg, when the entire US political system is rigged to prevent the people from taking power away from the ruling elite. To bring real democracy to America, we need a broad movement for voting justice.
While we are against plutocracy, a good question to ask is, “what are you for?” No revolution continues indefinitely. Our revolutionary agenda has two components: political equality and economic equity. While the struggle for economic equity and against excessive inequality will be eternal, our revolution will be declared a success when plutocracy has been replaced by a comprehensive, campaign finance reform bill, signed into law, that creates genuine political equality, our primary, revolutionary demand.
POCLAD is a group of 11 people instigating democratic conversations and actions that contest the authority of corporations to govern. Our analysis evolves through historical and legal research, writing, public speaking, and working with organizations to develop new strategies that assert people's rights over property interests.
No More Stolen Elections! is a non-partisan campaign committed to voting rights, election reform, and deep democratic change. Our efforts are not supportive of any particular political candidates or parties. Instead of seeking the elevation of one candidate over others, we see “No More Stolen Elections!” as an important part of building the kind of movement that can achieve the reforms promised in the Voter Bill of Rights.
Runaway Inequality: An Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice
Les Leopold, the director of the Labor Institute in New York, is working with unions, worker centers and community organization to build a national economics educational campaign. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to support this educational campaign.
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Founded in 1976 by David Gordon and Les Leopold with assistance from Tony Mazzocchi. The Labor Institute provides labor unions and community groups with education on health and safety, the environment and the economy. Our goal is to empower working people with information on how best to create a more healthful and just economy.
The mission of the Center for Partnership Studies is to catalyze movement towards partnership systems on all levels of society through research, education, grassroots empowerment, and policy initiatives. CPS’s programs focus on promoting human rights and nonviolence, gender and racial equity, childhood development, and new metrics that demonstrate the financial contribution of the work of caregiving.
Energy Justice is the grassroots energy agenda, supporting communities threatened by polluting energy and waste technologies. Taking direction from our grassroots base and the Principles of Environmental Justice, we advocate a clean energy, zero-emission, zero-waste future for all.