"We can either have democracy in this country, or we can have extreme wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." -- Justice Brandeis
"The government now has license to transfer property from those with fewer resources to those with more. The Founders cannot have intended this perverse result." -- Former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
"No one will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting." -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
"For this nation to remain true to its principles, we cannot allow any American's vote to be denied, diluted, or defiled. The right to vote is the crown jewel of American liberties, and we will not see its luster diminished." -- Ronald Reagan
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 popular will in local, state, and national elections--especially since the Supreme Court's disastrous decision in Citizens United. We're dedicated to educating ourselves and others about ways to maintain and enhance the democratic power of ordinary citizens to resist the rise of oligarchy locally and nationally--and we're committed to putting ideas into action. During the most recent session of the legislature, members were present and testified in sessions dealing with public funding of elections, redistricting, transparency of contributions, and related matters. We also have a growing presence as panelists and speakers.