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People’s Convention Workshop Gets Great Results

Based on our experience, the vast majority of Americans from across the political spectrum AGREE on many more things that what would make the biggest difference in strengthening our American democracy than they disagree on. For example, our most recent workshop was sponsored by Great Decisions, which is the Sedona, Arizona chapter of the American Foreign Policy Association, and the participants were generally older, more female, and leaned more left politically than the general population. When

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Survey Results to Date: The Top 8 Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Here are our survey results to date (10/7/14). If you haven’t voted on each topic already, please vote now. Thank you!! Voting FOR the proposed SAMPLE amendment: Topic (in alphabetical order): Balanced budget                       69% Campaign finance                    98% Climate disruption                   77% Corporate reform                     86% Ethics in government              77% Honesty in policymaking        94% Lobby

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Solving Climate Change

67-92% of Americans polled want the government to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are destabilizing the atmosphere and disrupting the climate worldwide. The science and the acknowledgement by the major emitters is overwhelming. (See more) When Congress fails to act, our nation’s founders provided we the people with the constitutional right to step in, amend the constitution, and re-direct Congress. To begin that process, please VOTE on the following SAMPLE proposed amendment to the co

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BB1-SAMPLE Balanced Budget Amendment

75% of Americans polled want a balanced federal budget. One compelling reason is it seems undemocratic for one generation of Americans to impose debt on future generations of Americans that had no say whatsoever in incurring that debt. A balanced budget is also among the Top 6 reforms our workshop participants and online voters said would make the biggest difference in restoring their trust and confidence in our American political process. The key is to design an amendment (1) that balances the

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Host Your Own Local Workshop!

The heart of The People’s Convention is the local workshop where members of your local community: Come together respectfully from across the political spectrum Align on what would make the biggest difference in strengthening our democracy Explore their options and the constitutional amendment process, and Design proposals likely to be supported by the vast majority of Americans (think 70-75%) You’re invited to . . . Host your own local workshop of The People’s Convention Work personally wi

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Corporate Reform

Corporate reform is among the Top 6 reforms our workshop participants and online voters believe would make the biggest difference in restoring their trust and confidence in our American political process. Polls also indicate most Americans believe corporations have too much power and should not be entitled to the same constitutional rights as human beings. What do you think? Our nation is also based on personal liberty—which includes being responsible for one’s actions—and yet a corporatio

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Lobbying Reform

Most Americans hate the thought of secret backroom deals in government and the preferential treatment provided professional lobbyists. So it’s no surprise that lobbying reform is one of the Top 6 reforms our workshop participants and online voters have said would make the biggest difference in restoring their trust and confidence in our American political process. To upgrade our democracy and level the playing field, please VOTE on the following SAMPLE proposed amendment to the constitution

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Your Constitutional Right to Complete, Honest, Accurate and Intelligible Information (CHAI)

Polling indicates more than 70% of Americans want: Campaign finance reform Term limits Higher ethical standards in government A balanced federal budget Reduction of greenhouse gases And yet, in today’s politics, each item can easily be defeated by a small minority spending a tremendous amount of money and being deceptive–because it’s still legal to do so. While campaign finance proposals will address the spending, to facilitate a fair and effective amendment process, the convention organiz

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Voting Results Are Coming In!

1. Keep those votes coming!  Looks like we’re on the right track. Check out the most recent voting results: 98% voted YES on CF1-SAMPLE Campaign Finance Amendment 84% voted YES on TL1-SAMPLE Term Limits Amendment 75% voted YES on EG1-SAMPLE Ethics in Government Amendment – and most of the NO’s just wanted more specificit 2. Keep those votes coming! If you typically lean right politically, and you haven’t voted yet, please do so. You’re underrepresented. 3. What’s Next New SAMPLE ame

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EG1 – SAMPLE Ethics in Government Amendment

Enhanced ethics in government has been among the Top 3 things our workshop participants said would make the biggest difference in restoring their trust and confidence in our democratic process. Of the Americans polled: 81% believe Members of Congress accept bribes from lobbyists 65% don’t believe Members of Congress tell the truth, and 66% believe Members of Congress are disloyal to their constituents by favoring special interests Americans want to know their government is honest, fair and tr

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