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Clean Elections MN News

H Smith Event

Clean Elections AP Flyer (2) (2)
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Hedrick Smith Event

Hedrick Smith Flyer (1)
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2019 MN Bills

2019 Legislature Bills to Follow for MnCCE – (The text and status of bills can be easily checked on the Legislature website. There is also a My Bills feature which allows you to list your bills and be notified when some action is taken) HF 40 – allows released felons to vote HF 45 –…
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Postcard Friday

Clean Elections Postcard Fridays
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2019 Bills to Watch

2019 Legislature Bills to Follow for MnCCE
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CFB budget proposal

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Notes from Chair Feb.2019

https://mailchi.mp/459e59ce0903/notes-from-the-chair-283603?e=79b1f8fd00
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Repairing Presidential Elections

Repairing Presidential Elections. Final 1.27
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MN Campaign Finance and Transparency 2018

During the 2018 election cycle in Minnesota, U of M professors Kathryn Pearson and  Larry Jacobs  gathered and analyzed data on campaign finance and transparency. Links to their five published conclusions appear below. Do you think you know which major party raised the most money? Which benefited most from “dark money” contributions? You may be…
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What Is Ranked Choice Voting?

by Jeanne Massey of FairVoteMN  Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is a practical and effective solution to the dysfunction in our democracy. It is a well-established electoral system that gives voters more choice and more power, rewards candidates who find common ground, eliminates spoiler and wasted vote dynamics, requires winners to earn broad support, and increases opportunities…
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Power Up to Work with Elected Officials

by Vicki Barnes, State Coordinator, American Promise and Take Back Our Republic Now that the State and Federal legislative sessions have started, let’s power up for the new year. And I mean POWER. Remember, we are not consumers of government, we are constituents. We cannot boycott and think it will change things, and that has…
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Notes From the Chair, Jan 2019

https://us19.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/show?id=255863
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Newsletter, Vol 1, #3

MnCCE newsletter #3 Summer 2018-F (1)
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How Democracies Die

Reviews of How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt (NY: Crown, paperback. 312 pp. “[A] brilliant diagnosis of the most important issue facing our world: Can democracy survive?” – E.J. Dionne, Jr. “Two years ago, a book like this could not have been written: two leading political scientists who are experts in the…
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Report #5 Overall Spending on MN Elections Nov. 2018

Transparency and Campaign Spending Report – Overall spending on Minnesota Elections November 2018 Final
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Report #4 Nov 2018 Independent Expenditures

Transparency and Campaign Spending Report – Independent Expenditures on Federal Elections November 2018 Final
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Report #2 Oct 24, Federal Spending

Transparency and Campaign Spending Report – Federal Spending October 24, 2018 Final
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Report #3: State Spending

Transparency and Campaign Spending Report- State Spending November 2018 Final
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Report #1 Transparency and Campaign Spending, Oct 3, 2018

Transparency and Campaign Spending Report – October 2018 Final
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Committee Assignments, MN Legislature 2019-20

2019-2020 Committee AssignmentsMN legis
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MnCCE Legislative Recommendations, 2019-20 Session

2019 MnCCE Legislative Recommendations
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Newsletter Editor

NEWSLETTER EDITOR position description-DRAFT (1)
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Reversing Cit United Team

Reversal of Citizens United Team member position descrip. Draft- Jim H
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Membership team

MEMBERSHIP TEAM MEMBER position description-final
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Volunteer coordinator

VOLUNTEERS COORDINATOR position description-FINAL
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Legislative advocate

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCATE position description-Final
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Bardal

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Non profit rules re: politics

https://www.nonprofitvote.org/documents/2010/11/nonprofits-voting-and-elections.pdf/
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MnCCE Bylaws

MnCCE By-laws Rev Dec 7 2018-F
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Newsletter, Vol. 1, #4

MnCCE newsletter-RNewle
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MnCCE 11-10-18 Meeting Agenda

MnCCE Agenda – 11-10-18
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newsletter 2

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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