AmericasDemocrats.org–November 13, 2011

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Lisa Gilbert

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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