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.

“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

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Clean Elections MN News

Newsletter, Vol. 1, #4

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MnCCE 11-10-18 Meeting Agenda

MnCCE Agenda – 11-10-18
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MnCCE newsletter #2 – June 2018
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“Whatever Happened to We the People?”

2018 Tax Day Rally Talk A speech by George Beck, Chair, Minnesota Citizens for Clean Elections I have a question today. My question is for the legislators who meet in our beautiful Capitol. My question is: “Whatever happened to “We the People?” Why do you fail to represent your constituents when it comes to money…
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George Beck

Board Chair of Clean Elections Minnesota George Beck is a retired administrative law judge. He has also served as a board member and chair of the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. George is active in recruiting new members and frequently represents Clean Elections as a speaker and in testifying before the legislature.
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Clean Elections Releases Results of 2018 Candidate Survey

In June of this year, Clean Elections MN volunteers distributed a three-question survey to roughly 400 candidates running for all state congressional offices, constitutional offices, US Congress, and in the special election for US Senate. Judicial candidates were not included. The survey was distributed by email, US mail, or on the telephone, depending on candidate contact information.…
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View the Trailer for the Film Dark Money

This movie about the dire effects for democracy of Citizens United as illustrated by events in the microcosm of Montana politics, was shown as part of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival on April 22 and 23, 2018.
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Tax Rally 2018: Read a transcript of George Beck’s speech

The Tax Day Rally, sponsored by Tax March MN, was originally scheduled to occur on Sunday, April 15 but was canceled because of the late winter storm. The rescheduled rally was held on June 30, 11 AM - 2 PM. In addition to Judge George Beck (Clean Elections Chair) speakers included Richard Painter, Ben Gubits (from American Promise), Angie Craig, Reverend Nancy Nord Bence (Protect MN), and representatives of March for Our Lives and Black Lives Matter.
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Clean Elections May Meeting Slide Presentation

Saturday, May 5: Clean Elections Monthly Meeting Slide Presentation Peter Wattson gave an informative and entertaining presentation on partisan gerrymandering at our May meeting.
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Watch Jeff Clements’s talk about Reclaiming Democracy on MTN

If you missed the talk in February and subsequently on SPNN and MTN's Channel 16, 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.
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