How-to Memo: Making Money & Politics an Issue of Faith
Friday, February 8, 2013 by Michelle Reyf0 Responses
Making
Money & Politics
an Issue of Faith

After a season of organizing on money in politics – and victories in Montana & Colorado – we found a key to redeeming our democracy:

A vanguard of people of faith & faith leaders at the helm of a movement to get money out of politics.

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In 2012, 500 faith leaders spoke up across the nation and helped inspire Montana and Colorado voters to approve critical ballot initiatives aimed at curbing corporate spending. [1]

What next? Unlike immigration or gun violence prevention, there isn't a cohesive faith-based movement to heal our democracy from the influx of ungodly sums of money into our politics – YET.

You, us – we are the stewards, the early-adopters, the hope for change.

After a season of organizing, and in preparation for upcoming ballot initiatives, we worked hard summarizing our findings and recommendations – and got it down to 4 pages!

I hope you'll read and share it.

Click here to download the how-to memo: "Making Money & Politics an Issue of Faith."

We discovered in one-on-one conversations with faith leaders that – like the overwhelming majorities of Americans – they support and are ready to be organized for meaningful reforms to get money out of politics.

Our how-to memo illustrates what this organizing looks like, including:

  • Our 2012 campaign
  • Messaging
  • The future of campaign finance reform, and
  • Recommendations for the movement

Click here to download "Making Money & Politics an Issue of Faith."
After you read this short memo, will you share it with those you know working for justice, and your networks via Facebook and Twitter?

 

   

 Together, we witnessed:

  • $6 billion spent on the 2012 election – instead of on disaster relief, social services, education, or other pressing needs
  • A growing gap between the rich and poor fester – but our power to organize for justice and liberation handicapped by corporate interests
  • The tenor of partisanship in DC descend into nastiness and gridlock – without an end in sight

But now, with a blueprint and our commitment, we can inspire and build a faith-based movement to heal our democracy.

[1] Over 40 Colorado faith leaders voice support for critical campaign finance reform.




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