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Will the next president expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal? If defense contractors have their way, the answer is yes. But grassroots activists are determined to change that. 

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Hector Salamanca Arroyo on August 24, 2015

Corporations are influencing the debate on humane immigration reform, driving federal policy and elected officials with the amount of lobbying done to secure a financial gain in immigrant enforcement and focusing on securing contracts to manage immigrant detention centers. 

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Arnie Alpert on August 5, 2015

Big corporations stand to make billions of dollars from a new generation of nuclear weapons and the missiles, bombers, and submarines that would deliver them to their targets.  

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Arnie Alpert on July 31, 2015

People power can overcome corporate power, end the "Governing under the Influence" system, and reduce the power of the military-industrial complex.  That was the message delivered by Arnie Alpert at the Stamp Stampede rally in front of the NH State House on July 30, 2015.  

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Kevin Rutledge on July 14, 2015
Iowa Caucus Field of Dreams Corporate Power

Candidates are dreaming to become president in a crowded field.  Iowans are questioning the reality of corporate money corrupting the dreams of Americans.  I had one-on-one conversations with Sen. Rand Paul, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Bobby Jindal, and Sen. Lindsey Graham during a two day trip in Sioux City.

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Arnie Alpert on July 1, 2015
Revolving Door for Corporate Lobbyists

If “just powers” come from the consent of the governed, the GUI project may be just the thing to bring about change.  This Fourth of July, join us in declaring independence from corporate rule.

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Hector Salamanca Arroyo on June 17, 2015

Being a Birddog is more than attending an event and asking a question, but rather involves preparation and undergoing training in order to be the most comfortable in any scenario with the larger objective being to change the political discourse. 

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Hector Salamanca Arroyo on May 27, 2015

Hello! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as the new Grassroots Engagement Coordinator here in Des Moines, IA. 

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Lia Lindsey on May 26, 2015
JB Hutto Prison, 2008

The detention quota is a federal policy requiring that 34,000 beds in immigrant detention facilities be maintained every day — an arbitrary number based not on enforcement needs, but on the profit needs of the companies that contract to detain immigrants.  Congresspeople who support the policy benefit from campaign contributions from the very same corporations. 

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Judy on May 18, 2015

A one trillion dollar investment in nuclear weapons surely needs to be discussed. The interests of the corporations that stand to make bundles of cash should not outweigh the need for a stable, de-nuclearized world.

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