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Beyond Candidates: Three State Initiatives That Could Bolster Democracy


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Beyond Candidates: Three State Initiatives That Could Bolster Democracy

David Morris

On November 8th citizens in 35 states vote on 163 ballot initiatives. They cover a wide range of subjects (e.g. marijuana, minimum wage, taxes, gun control). To my mind, initiatives in three states—California on reducing drug prices, South Dakota on revamping its political system, and New Mexico on the inequitable use of bail—stand out as having a potentially broad national impact.

California Takes on Big Pharma


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Don't forget Prop. 97 in Oregon.
If passed, it will go a long way toward getting large corporations to pay their fair share of taxes.


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In a rapidly changing world, why have three initiatives every four years when we could have them on a continuous basis?

http://www.onlinedirectdemocracy.org


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Remember that the money Big Pharma (and other corporations) use to lobby is your money - anyone who has paid for a drug or pays to insurance that dolls it out to the pharmaceutical makers. They use the money to work against people like you and me just so they can pad their profits even more.