Katie Schlieper's blog

So Long!
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Fri, 10/03/2008 - 3:16pm.
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This is just a note to let you know this is my last post here at the Public Campaign blog.  As of next week I'll be moving to a new organization. I've loved writing this blog and hope you've enjoyed reading it.  I leave you in the very capable hands of the rest of the blogger team - keep up the fight for Fair and Clean Elections!
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The Political Roots of the Financial Crisis
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Fri, 10/03/2008 - 10:37am.
From Professor Jay Mandle at Democracy Matters, this month's edition of Money on My Mind, a study of a pressing policy issue - the troubled economy - through the lens of money in politics.  To read the essay click on "read more."
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Cleaning Up
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Thu, 10/02/2008 - 2:53pm.
Connecticut newspaper The Day comes out with a strong endorsement of the way the state's new Clean Elections program has changed campaigning, and candidates, in this year's election.  Praising the reduced emphasis on fundraising and potential to see many more competitive races, the paper says Clean Elections is off to a great start.
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Props to Arizona
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Wed, 10/01/2008 - 2:03pm.
Arizona's ground-breaking Clean Elections program gets a talking up in both Ohio and Indiana. Mike Becker of the Arizona Clean Elections Institute explains why the state's public financing program would be a good model for Ohio to follow, in this Cleveland Plain Dealer article and an Indiana radio station covers testimony given in the state legislature on the merits of Clean Elections from Arizona legislators and Maine Clean Elections candidates as well. 
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Victory in California
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Wed, 10/01/2008 - 9:57am.
Well, this is quite a surprise.  California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) has signed a bill authorizing a pilot Clean Elections program for candidates for Secretary of State.  Following passage in the state legislature the bill had been sitting on his desk for quite a while. Activists around the state flooded the Governor's office with calls in support of the legislation.
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Two Cents Too
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 4:11pm.
As Congress continues to debate bailout legislation and hear from banking and finance lobbyists left and right it's more important than ever that they hear from you about passing the Fair Elections Now Act and getting big special interest money out of politics.  If you're planning to contribute to a candidate this year, be sure and add your two cents to show your support for Fair and Clean Elections.
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