corruption

Learn About Corruption in Politics and How to Fix It

Nov 09, 2019 2:00pm EST – 3:30pm EST

Washington Township Library
37 E Springtown Rd
Long Valley NJ, 07853
Contact: Steve Barrat sbarrat553@gmail.com

Join the fight to end corruption!

A joint meeting hosted by Represent New Jersey and American Promise to educate people about how dark money influences and corrupts our government. At this meeting, you will learn:

  • What Dark Money is and how it influences our elections
  • Why public support has little effect on what laws are passed
  • How we can fix it!

This event is a great chance to get familiar with how Dark Money works and begin your journey in this movement!

RSVP to get the details sent directly to your inbox. https://volunteer.represent.us/nj_meeting_1109190

Represent.Us Central NJ Chapter Celebrates Representation Day at Communiversity April 30

LOCAL ANTICORRUPTION GROUP DISTRIBUTES INFORMATION AT COMMUNIVERSITY

Princeton, NJ – At Communiversity, members of Represent.Us Central New Jersey will distribute information about the corrupting effect of special interest groups and secret “dark” money on our politics and elections. Citizens will be urged to call their NJ Legislators to support three campaign finance reform bills to fight the problem.

“We need everyone to tell our elected officials and candidates for Governor, it’s time to act!” said David Goodman, Represent.Us Central New Jersey Chapter Leader. “We have a plan to drain the swamp by passing anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money and fix our broken elections. The New Jersey legislature can take steps toward this goal by passing three campaign finance reform bills, A-3902, A-3903, and A-3639.

Represent.Us Central NJ is the local chapter of Represent.Us, the nation’s largest grassroots anti-corruption campaign. Represent.Us members are taking action this weekend in cities from Baltimore, MD to Fort Worth, TX to demand stronger anti-corruption laws.

“We’re at a tipping point in this country. Americans from the left, right and center are starting to fight back against our corrupt political system, and win.” Said Josh Silver, Represent.Us Executive Director. “Represent.Us’ plan to drain the swamp begins with the American people taking a stand against a broken, corrupt political system and fighting for a government that represents the people, not special interests and lobbyists.”

A full list of events around the country is available on the Represent.Us website, at http://volunteer.represent.us/representationday2017. Contact press@represent.us for the national press office.

Pass an Anti-Corruption Resolution in Lawrenceville

Legalized corruption affects our political system and must be eliminated. Be a part of the nonpartisan grassroots movement to end it
Pass an Anti-Corruption Resolution in Lawrenceville

At the March 15 Lawrenceville Town Council Meeting, a local resident and member of the League of Women Voters, requested that the Council consider passing an Anti-Corruption Resolution following the lead of Princeton and Ewing in NJ and many other municipalities across the US. The purpose of this Resolution is to send a strong message to our representatives at the State and Federal levels to end the corrupting influence of Special Interest and Dark Money in our elections and policy making. This kind of legalized corruption is not only the biggest political problem of our time, it is the biggest problem, period, because it affects every other issue. Until we fix it, the government cannot represent the People. Our government has devolved into a circus of legalized corruption: lobbyists write laws, then pay for their passage as elected officials exchange policy positions for campaign donations. There is a nonpartisan grassroots movement passing Resolutions and legislation throughout the Us intent on changing the system. You can be a part of it by urging your Council members to pass this Resolution in Lawrenceville.

There will be an opportunity to obtain more information about this issue on

Saturday April 9, 10 AM to 2 PM at the Lawrence Library where an Information Table will provide answers to any questions you may have,

On Wednesday, April 27 at 7 PM at the Lawrence Library (Lawrence Headquarters Branch 2751 Brunswick Pike (Bus. Route One) Lawrenceville, NJ 08648) a screening of the film, “Big Sky, Big Money” will be shown. This is a film about money, politics and intrigue, how has the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision changed political campaigns in America and how we can reclaim citizen participation and representative democracy. After the film, there will be a discussion facilitated by Represent.Us – a national, cross-partisan campaign to pass anti-corruption laws and resolutions in cities and states across the country. This program is co-sponsored by Represent.Us, The League of Women Voters, and the Lawrence Library.

Come and learn about this vital issue to our Democracy. Pass the word on to family and friends.

Bill Moyers on the Media

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The following remarks were made by Bill Moyers at the presentation of the Helen Bernstein Book Awards for Excellence in Journalism. The ceremony took place at the New York Public Library on May 26, 2015.

In an oligarchic era, you can be quickly marginalized by a corporate media and political class so comfortable in the extravagantly blended world of money, politics and celebrity that they don’t bark at the burglars of democracy, much less bite the hand that feeds them.”