Documents For: Politics and Electoral Reform

People Before Parties Document, Edited Version for Presentation at GA, December 2011

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People Before Parties: Recommendations for Electoral Reform A proposal of the Politics and Electoral Reform group at Occupy Wall Street Government of the people, by the people and for the people has been transformed into government of the people, by the parties, for entrenched interests. The centralization of political power in the hands of two […]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Electoral Reform v. 2.0

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Hi all, this document attempts to incorporate all of the feedback that was made on the original draft. I’m labeling it version 2.0 for convenience. Italics indicate the additions or changes from the earlier version. I invite your additional feedback. Constitutional Amendment #28 (PROPOSED DRAFT) Every election in the land shall be purely publicly funded. […]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Electoral Reform v. 2.0

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Hi all, this document attempts to incorporate all of the feedback that was made on the original draft. I’m labeling it version 2.0 for convenience. Italics indicate the additions or changes from the earlier version. I invite your additional feedback. Constitutional Amendment #28 (PROPOSED DRAFT) Every election in the land shall be purely publicly funded. […]

Possible viable political and electoral reforms (non-partisan) to be considered

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Increase the size of the U.S. House of Representatives Increase the suffrage in the U.S. Senate Endorse Ranked Choice Voting as the preferred method of all Federal Elections Adopt the Howard Cannon Electoral College Constitutional Amendment Allow D.C. and similar U.S. Possessions Voting Rights in the House Amending the 22nd Amendment Lowering the Voting age from 18 […]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment to the Constitution Providing for Congressional Apportionment, Senate Suffrage, Presidential Term limitations and enforcement

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Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), that the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified […]

Int. No. 410 will restore municipal voting rights for all legal, permanent noncitizen residents in New York City

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1.3 million taxpaying New Yorkers are denied the right to vote in city elections One in five adult New Yorkers cannot vote in local elections because of our citizenship status. In several City Council Districts, the proportion of the disenfranchised rises to more than 1 in 3 residents.  Nothing in the state or federal […]

Int. No. 410 will restore municipal voting rights for all legal, permanent noncitizen residents in New York City

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- 1.3 million taxpaying New Yorkers are denied the right to vote in city elections One in five adult New Yorkers cannot vote in local elections because of our citizenship status. In several City Council Districts, the proportion of the disenfranchised rises to more than 1 in 3 residents. - Nothing in the state or federal […]

Minutes 12/1/11 Meeting

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There were a lot of new folks at today’s meeting, in fact, the majority of people there had not been to a PER meeting before, I think.  Thanks everyone for coming out!  I facilitated and took notes/minutes. Apologies for any mistakes or misspellings.  Unfortunately, my notes cannot do our discussion justice.  Bear with me. Stefan […]

Amendment 28 to the U.S. Constitution: To Affirm the Rights of Natural Persons, to Bar Corporate Campaign Contributions to Candidates for Federal Office, and to Direct and Grant Authority to Congress to Implement an Equitable Plan for the Public Funding of Federal Elections

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…………………………………………………………… (Original Signature of Member) 112th CONGRESS 1st SESSION H. J. RES. _______________ Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to affirm that only natural persons enjoy the rights enumerated by the U.S.  Constitution,  including the right to freely elect their representatives to government; and to create, fund and regulate a publicly […]

Constitutional Amendment Creating a National Holiday To Vote

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…………………………………………………………… (Original Signature of Member) 112th CONGRESS 1st SESSION  H. J. RES. _______________  Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify Election Day must be a national holiday and fall on a Wednesday with no adjoining holidays. _______________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES The CITIZENS of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, […]