AmericasDemocrats.org–November 13, 2011

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Lisa Gilbert

Lisa GilbertPublic Citizen’s Lisa Gilbert tells us what Americans can do to limit the power of the Citizens United decision and the corporations who put money into politics.

Corporate Reform Coalition

Lisa’s Huffington Post Profile

Public Citizen

 

Nate Schnellenberger

Nate SchnellenbergerNate Schnellenberger, president of the Indiana State Teacher Association, updates us on Indiana governor Mitch Daniels’ radical reforms that are taking resources from public schools.

Indiana State Teachers Association

NPR Interviews on the school vouchers debate

 

 

 

 

Sherrod Brown

Sherrod BrownBill Press interviews Senator Sherrod Brown, who says last Tuesday’s elections made it clear which political party is on the middle class’s side.

The Bill Press Show

Sherrod Brown’s Senate Website

Sherrod Brown’s Campaign Website

AmericasDemocrats.org-October 16, 2011

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Lisa Gilbert

Lisa Gilbert, deputy director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division, discusses Citizens United’s potential impact on the 2012 election. She says Americans should expect to see more corporations getting into the political arena and more attack ads on the airwaves.

Public Citizen

Citizens United information on Public Citizen

 

 

Fred Rotondaro


Regular guest Fred Rotondaro gives his take on Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer–and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class by Paul Pierson and Jacob Hacker. He tells us why attacks on labor are largely responsible for America’s growing inequality.
Fred at Center for American Progress

Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer–and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class

Sherrod Brown


Bill Press interviews Senator Sherrod Brown. Republicans in his state of Ohio are attacking labor and trying to end collective bargaining, and he says their attacks could spread to other states soon.

The Bill Press Show

Sherrod Brown

We Are Ohio

America’sDemocrats.org — April 24th, 2011

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Lisa Gilbert

Lisa Gilbert works for the progressive lobbying group, Public Citizen.  She’s the Deputy Director of the Congress Watch division.  Here, she talks about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s crack down on executive pay at Wall Street banks — and how you can sign the petition on our website to make sure risk is de-incentivized on Wall Street.

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  • Andrew Baumann

    Andrew Baumann is Senior Associate at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner where he specializes in U.S. campaigns and political issues.  In this interview, he shares with us what recent polls show about the Republican-Obama battleground districts in 2012.

     

     

    Governor Deval Patrick


    And a Bill Press interview with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick — he’ll talk about his state’s health care plan, which has made it possible for over 98% of his state’s resident to be insured.  Governor Patrick will also discuss his new book, A Reason to Believe.

    AmericasDemocrats.org — March 27th

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    Graeme Zielinski

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    Graeme Zielinski is the Communications Director of the Wisconsin Democratic Party.  Hear his update on the campaign to recall the eight Republican state senators for supporting Governor Scott Walker’s bill to take away collective bargaining rights from public sector unions.

    Ron Pollack

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    Ron Pollack is the Executive Director of Families USA, a national non-profit that advocates for affordable, universal health care.  He is recognized by the Washington magazines as one of the top representatives of health care consumers.

     

    Lisa Gilbert

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    Lisa Gilbert works for the progressive lobbying group, Public Citizen.  She’s the Deputy Director of the Congress Watch division.  Here, she explains one effect of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision: corporations making unlimited political contributions in secret.