"We may have democracy, or we may have vast wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." -- Justice Louis Brandeis
"The practice of democracy is not transferred through the gene pool. It must be taught and learned anew by each generation of citizens." -- Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
Minnesota Citizens for Clean Elections (MnCCE) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that promotes electoral and government policies which reflect the will of the people and not the power of money.
MUST SEE MOVIE: "Dark Money" showing again today, Monday April 23, at St. Anthony Main Theatre 3, 7 PM
"A densely packed documentary that earnestly and obsessively addresses campaign finance reform, its history, and vital importance." -- Hollywood Reporter. "Dark Money" premiered at Sundance in January and will be on PBS in the fall. Focus is on events in Montana post Citizens United, but the perils of dark money influence on elections and elected officials exit in all states. Director Kimberly Reed will be at the theater for Q&A.More information and tickets available at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival.
Tuesday, April 24: Dark Money Book Club -- Change of Location
Come to the last of four scheduled discussions of Jane Mayer's Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right. (See a brief description on our Resources page.) Time of day remains the same (6:30 - 8 p.m.) but the place does not. Scheduling conflict requires relocation to Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church, 1620 E. 46th Street, Minneapolis 55407. Come and help us decide what can be done to rein in the power of money--and where we go from here with the Book Club. For more information, contact Mary Morris, email@example.com.
Saturday, May 5: Clean Elections Monthly Meeting.
The May meeting will start at 3 p.m. and, like the April session, will be held in the Edina Public Library, 5280 Grandview Square. First order of business will be an informative presentation on partisan redistricting by Peter Watson. With several court cases around the country, including a pair at the U.S. Supreme Court, this is timely topic. All are welcome.
Winter Storm Causes Cancelation of Planned Tax Day Rally. Watch for rescheduling.
Sponsored by Tax March MN, the event was scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 15, at the capitol building in St. Paul, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd. Scheduled speakers were Clean Elections MN Chair George Beck, MN State Senator John Marty, and University of MN Professor of Corporate Law Richard Painter. Painter was Chief White House Ethics Counsel during George W. Bush's presidency. NOTE: Take a deep breath; taxes aren't really due on Sunday. We have until Tuesday, 4/17/18, to file.
Watch a video of Jeff Clements's talk in St. Paul About Reclaiming Our Democracy by Reversing Citizens United
By clicking here you can watch the presentation delivered in February by Jeff Clements, president and co-founder of American Promise and author of Corporations Are Not People. In the talk Mr Clements explained the need to amend the US Constitution to reverse the effects of Citizens United. American Promise is a cross-partisan network of Americans working to establish the 28th Amendment to the Constitution "to end the tyranny of big money and special interests in our elections and government." An attorney, Jeff has been a partner in a major Boston law firm and has served as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the public law enforcement bureau in the office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts. Clean Elections Minnesota co-sponsored the event. The proceedings will be broadcast on SPNN and a video will be available on You Tube.
Make a Difference!
Act now to support an effort in Minnesota to overturn the Supreme Court's disastrous decision in Citizens United. Follow the link to a Clean Elections resolution to present to leaders in your municipality. For more information, contact Jim Herrick, firstname.lastname@example.org.