Right to petition
The right to petition government for redress of grievances is the right to make a complaint to, or seek the assistance of, one's government, without fear of punishment or reprisals. The Article 44 of ...
No One Mentions That The Russian Trail Leads To Democratic Lobbyists
A number of top Democratic lobbyists have significant ties to Russian interests, including the Podesta Group, Lanny Davis, and former Sen. John Breaux.
Coke And Pepsi Give Millions To Public Health, Then lobby Against It
The findings, published Monday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, document the beverage industry's deep financial ties to the health community over the past five years, as part of a strat...
The Right to Lobby
In a one person = one vote = one voice, structured democracy such as ours, how does one justify the political lobbyists? Are they just mucking up the system? The answer ? 'The Constitution guarantees ...
Only Three States Score Higher Than D+ In State Integrity Investigation; 11 Flunk | Center for Public Integrity
Trouble at the Statehouse: secrecy, corruption and conflicts of interest. In November 2014, Arkansas voters approved a ballot measure that, among other reforms, barred the state’s elected officials fr...
Donald Trump: Tax System Is Letting Hedge Funds “Get Away With Murder”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a break from talking about illegal immigrants on Sunday to say that he would change the tax code to force people who work at hedge funds to pay more...
Lawrence Lessig Presidential Campaign: Donate Before Labor Day For Citizen Equality Act.
On Tuesday Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard law professor, announced that he would run for president if he receives $1 million in donations by Labor Day. Lessig’s plan is decidedly idiosyncratic—he has neve...
Donald Trump Nailed The Bitter Truth About Money In Politics
Trump specifically attacked his fellow GOP presidential contender, Jeb Bush, calling the former Florida governor a "puppet to his donors." He elaborated by saying "I know how the system works better t...
House To States: Don't You Dare Demand GMO Labels
A solid majority in the House of Representatives has voted to block efforts in some states to require labeling of GMOs. The argument over genetically modified food has been dominated, in recent years,...
Ireland Becomes First Country To Legalise Same-Sex Marriage By Popular Vote
Irish voters have decisively voted in favour of marriage equality, making Ireland the first country to do so through the ballot box. Only one of the 43 constituencies voted against the proposal – Rosc...
Koch brothers fight climate funding probe
The multinational corporation run by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch has said it will not cooperate with a Senate investigation into whether the corporation has paid for research skeptical...
Initiative
In political science, an initiative (also known as a popular or citizens' initiative) is a means by which a petition signed by a certain minimum number of registered voters can force a public vote (pl...
Lobbying
Lobbying (also lobby) is the act of attempting to influence decisions made by officials in the government, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies. Lobbying is done by many types of p...
Recall election
A recall election (also called a recall referendum or representative recall) is a procedure by which voters can remove an elected official from office through a direct vote before his or her term has...
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Referendum
A referendum (in some countries synonymous with plebiscite — or a vote on a ballot question) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to vote on a particular proposal. This may result i...
Right to petition in the United States
In the United States the right to petition is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which specifically prohibits Congress from abridging "the right of the people...to pe...
Right to petition in the United States - Wikipedia
Referendums in Italy
The Constitution of Italy provides for only two kinds of legally binding referendums:Despite that the constitutional right to hold a popular referendum has existed since the Italian constitution was a...
Direct democracy
Direct democracy (also known as pure democracy) is a form of democracy in which people decide (e.g. vote on, form consensus on) policy initiatives directly.
Direct democracy is similar to, but dis...
Direct democracy - Wikipedia
British Columbia recall and initiative referendum, 1991
The British Columbia Recall and Initiative Referendum was a referendum held in British Columbia on October 17, 1991. It was concurrent with that year's general election. The referendum posed two quest...
British Columbia recall and initiative referendum, 1991 - Wikipedia
Auckland Chamber of Commerce
The Auckland Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber) is a New Zealand business network representing the interests of businesses in the Auckland region. It is a Non-Governmental Organisation. Founded in 185...
Auckland Chamber of Commerce - Wikipedia
Grassroots lobbying
Grassroots lobbying (also indirect lobbying) is lobbying with the intention of reaching the legislature and making a difference in the decision-making process. Grassroots lobbying is an approach that...
Benjamin C. Marsh
Benjamin C. Marsh (1878-1952) was a social worker, journalist, and Georgist activist who helped pioneer the city planning movement in the United States.
Born in Bulgaria to American missionary par...
Benjamin C. Marsh - Wikipedia
Referendums in Canada
National referendums are seldom used in Canada. The first two referendums saw voters in Québec and the remainder of Canada take dramatically opposing stands, the third saw most of the voters take a st...