Corporations

By: Arnie Alpert on July 16, 2015
Hillary Clinton at Dover City Hall
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out against militarization of the police after a question that referred to the City of Dover getting a federal grant to purchase an armored vehicle. “We really do need to work hard at preventing the militarization of local police forces,” she said.
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By: Olivia Zink on July 16, 2015
Olivia asked Scott Walker about "crony capitalism" at a WMUR "Conversation with the Candidate" program. The Wisconsin governor said, "We need to take power out of Washington and send that back that power and money to the states" and "closer you can get government to the people, state and local level the better off we are."
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By: 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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By: Nancy on July 13, 2015
Nancy with John Kasich
When Nancy discussed immigration reform and immigrant detention with John Kasich, the Ohio governor said he would look into the relationship between corporate cronyism and the detention of immigrants in for-profit prisons.
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By: Hector Salamanca Arroyo on July 13, 2015
Hector attended Governor George Pataki's event in Des Moines and asked a question on immigration detention and for profit companies driving federal policy in Des Moines, IA.
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By: Kathleen McQuillen on July 13, 2015
Kathleen Mcquillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, attended Senator Marco Rubio's event with volunteers in Des Moines and was able to ask a question about the military industrial complex and it's relation to Governing Under the Influence.
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By: John on July 9, 2015
O'Malley agreed we should heed Dr. King's warning that a nation that spends more on national defense than on programs of social uplift faces spiritual death. He also addressed concerns about profiteering from incarceration and war and spoke briefly about campaign finance reform.
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By: Gale on July 8, 2015
Gale at WMUR
In response to a question about corporate cronyism, Martin O'Malley called for publicly financed elections and the over-turn of Citizens United. He also linked the concentration of wealth to policies which are harmful to the national interest.
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By: Olivia Zink on July 7, 2015
When asked about how nuclear weapons contractors have used taxpayer funds to lobby for more contracts, Jindal said "if you give us more information, I am happy to look at it."
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By: Noma Shields on July 7, 2015
GUI volunteer Noma attended the Des Moines Campaign Office Opening of Rand Paul, and asked him about corporations driving federal policy.
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