Clean Elections Minnesota is a non-profit, non-partisan group of Minnesotans concerned that the power of Big Money, Dark Money, and Corporate Money is overwhelming the public interest in local, state, and national elections. We're dedicated to educating ourselves and others about ways to maintain and enhance the democratic power of ordinary citizens. Follow us on Twitter (@CleanMinnesota) and like us on Facebook.
For more about our activities since incorporating as a 501c3 in 2017, click on the Our Accomplishments link under "About" in the menu bar at the of this page.
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An essay about Clean Elections MN by George Beck appears in the May 2021 issue of the Minnesota League of Women Voters’ “All Member News.” Scroll down to find CEM Chair Beck’s essay in the “Partner Spotlight.” On the way there, you can stop to learn about Asian Pacific Heritage Month (May), Sweet Potato Comfort Pie, what’s up in the legislature, and other news and events. We’re proud to be in such excellent company. Want to know more about Minnesota’s League–or donate? Click here.
Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m. CST. This event with Richard Painter was the first in a series of American Promise sponsored events on Big Election Spenders. More information will appear here as it becomes available. If you missed Richard Painter in real time, go here for a recording. American Promise works nationally and in MN to promote a 28th Amendment to the US Constitution to overturn Citizens United. Like Clean Elections MN, American Promise believes corporations are not people and money is not speech. Click here to register for their monthly meeting, April 26. All friends of Clean Elections are invited.
May 4, 2021, Noon – 1 p.m. CST:
Clean Elections Chair George Beck participated in a virtual event, a panel discussion of the influence of money in our politics. Also participating, Associate Professor Kathryn Pearson. The moderator was Ricardo Lopez of the Minnesota Reformer.
“Money is the gas that pays for consultants, staff, and advertising…. Not surprisingly, elected politicians remember who give cash.”
Click here to watch a recording of the lively discussion.