Demanding democracy

Amanda Burke/Staff

On Nov. 4, our democracy was denied because the Supreme Court ruled to allow big money, not voters, to play a defining role in our elections. That said, citizens in the East Bay restored the hope within us all that when people organize and exercise their right to vote, they can demand democracy and trump big money.
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ASUC senate votes to place First Amendment issue on spring ballot

The ASUC Senate voted to place a referendum on the spring 2013 ballot asking students if they support overturning the controversial Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commissions Supreme Court decision that held that the First Amendment prohibited restrictions on independent political expenditures by corporations and unions.
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Berkeley community members protest against corporations’ rights

City officials and Berkeley residents turned out for a Tuesday night rally supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn a 2010 Citizens United decision involving corporate personhood. The rally, which took place at Old City Hall in Downtown Berkeley, was attended by about 100 people including Berkeley City Councilmembers Kriss Worthington
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Cashing in on free speech

Americans have a lot to be proud of as we forge ahead in the 21st century. We owe it to ourselves to try to ignore the economy and our future job prospects for a moment and appreciate some of the good that has been nurtured here: our stunning national parks,
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