FIVE PRINCIPLES

FIVE PRINCIPLES

1) Easier access to form new political parties and/or reform existing ones
-Reform the DNC(Endorsing and supporting progressive candidates)
within/Instant runoff voting/
Grassroots/MN groups:
Common Cause MN
League of Women Voters MN
 
Politicians/groups with political party ties:
 
National
Our Revolution
Sister District Project
Flippable
Emily’s List
Resources(books, articles, websites)
 
 
2) Fair Districts inc. census and reapportionment
Grassroots/MN groups:
Common Cause MN
League of Women Voters MN
Organizing for America (OFA)
The Minnesota Census Mobilization Partnership
 
Politicians/groups with political party ties:
National Democratic Redistricting Committee
 
National
 UnKochMyCampus.org
A COOPERATIVE CAMPAIGN TO EXPOSE AND EXPEL UNDUE DONOR INFLUENCE IN ACADEMIA

Resources(books, articles, websites)
 
 
3) Popular vote wins presidential election/Electoral College reform or repeal
Grassroots/MN groups:
 
 
Politicians/groups with political party ties:
 
National
National Popular Vote
 
Resources(books, articles, websites)

 
4) End voter suppression/assure verifiable vote count/enfranchise ex-felons
 
Grassroots/MN groups:
 
League of Women Voters MN
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (#Free the Vote)
 
Politicians/groups with political party ties:
 
National
The Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN)
 
Resources(books, articles, websites)
 
 
5) Make “Dark Money” accountable/End “Citizens United”
Grassroots/MN groups:
Common Cause
Move to Amend MN
 
Politicians/groups with political party ties:
-Sen. Amy Klobuchar
- Rep. Rick Nolan, joined by the Move to Amend coalition and a bipartisan group of his colleagues including Republican Congressman Walter Jones, has introduced bipartisan legislation (H.J.Res.48) as the original chief sponsor calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision.[ Jan 31, 2017]
 
National

Resources(books, articles, websites)
 
"How California Outed the Koch Brothers" at http://reclaimtheamericandream.org/success-disclose/

Comprehensive websites
Restore the American Dream - a multi-issue site that provides briefings, strategies, organizations and success stories relating to the Five Principles (and more)
http://reclaimtheamericandream.org
An "informational gateway" aimed at helping people who are upset about America today to get engaged in fixing our democracy and making our economy fairer at the local level, where people power still has clout. Their target audience is the "mass of frustrated civic-minded Americans and local groups, from seniors to millennials, from nonprofit volunteers to the politically disenchanted, people who want change but don’t know where to start."