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This is Josh Silver, Director of Represent.Us and former internet and media reform advocate. He spent years working on Net Neutrality as president of FreePress, so he knows what he’s talking about.
In fact, the reason Josh left the media reform world is because he got sick of seeing his efforts thwarted by an openly corrupt political system.
That corruption just struck again. This time, it came in the form of a devastating ruling on net neutrality. But as Josh explains, that ruling was made possible by a chain of events set in motion years before. The message here is clear: If we want a free and open internet, we need to deal with the corruption that is money in politics first.
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The bill would overhaul campaign finance, impose strict lobbying and conflict of interest laws, and end secret political money. A government of, by, and for the people isn't an idealistic fantasy — it's non negotiable. Visit http://anticorruptionact.org to read the full provisions of the act and learn more about our plan to get it passed.
Congress thought that they could sneak through a series of awful provisions in the Omnibus Bill without the public catching on. But guess what? We noticed and we are angry. Speak up now! Here are just a few of the most outrageous elements of the deal: Defense lobbyists scored $479 Million for defense contractors to make warplanes the Pentagon did not ask for. Sound expensive? They're paying…
Now more than ever, we need tough new anti-corruption reforms like those outlined in the American Anti-Corruption Act in order to ensure equal representation for every American. Check out this link for more information. Here is a really funny video explaining the ruling.
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