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Every Voice Speaks

Every Voice Speaks is a podcast that discusses political news and issues of the day -- especially the different effects of money on politics. Adam Smith, communications director at Every Voice, interviews experts on a variety of money-in-politics subjects. This is a production of Every Voice, an organization working to ensure that every voice is heard in our democracy. Learn more at www.everyvoice.org.
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Now displaying: September, 2015
Sep 24, 2015

Adam is out this week and so Francoise sits down with Dan Weeks, the executive director of the New Hampshire Rebellion. So who's rebelling in New Hampshire, and why? Why does it involve walking so many miles in the cold? Why did Paul Revere get thrown out of an event? How can you get involved? And what's the one thing you simply must do if you're visiting New Hampshire? Answers to these questions, and more! 

Links from this episode:

http://www.nhrebellion.org/

http://www.stampstampede.org/

http://everyvoice.org/podcast/fight-big-money

Sep 17, 2015

Every Voice Speaks goes on the road and visits Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) at his office on Capitol Hill. Adam and Rep. Sarbanes break down the basics of the Government By the People Act, why it is needed, and how it would change the incentives to transform business as usual in government. And the number one thing that you can do: don't give up! 

Sep 10, 2015

After a setback from the Supreme Court on Maine's Clean Election law, Mainers are fighting for accountable elections. Adam talks to Andy Bossie, the executive director of Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, about the ballot campaign and how the new initiative will fix and improve the existing law. Andy talks about the momentum on the campaign, how you can get involved, and what he finds so inspiring about the campaign. 

Links from the episode:

http://www.accountableelections.org

https://www.facebook.com/AccountableElections

https://twitter.com/accountable2ME 

Sep 3, 2015

What's it like to run for office if you only have to collect small contributions? This week, Adam speaks with Ann Luther, board member for both Maine Citizens for Clean Elections and Mainers for Accountable Elections, for the answer to that question. Once the Maine Clean Election Act went into effect in 2000, the diversity of the Maine legislature increased, the kinds of laws being passed changed, and it was easier to recruit great candidates. But a Supreme Court ruling has made the law less effective in the last few years, with fewer candidates running using the system. 

Links from the episode:

http://www.accountableelections.org/

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