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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: December, 2015
Dec 10, 2015

Why would an organization concerned with the environment care about money in politics? That's the question we ask Courtney Hight of the Sierra Club this week. She explains how big money distorts the legislative process, why and how she got arrested, and how people can triumph over dollars. 

Links from this episode:

http://sierraclub.org/

http://www.democracyforus.org/

 

Dec 3, 2015

Kurt Walters of Rootstrikers joins us this week to talk about the Securities and Exchange Commission, the federal agency tasked with regulating Wall Street. It doesn't seem to be doing a very good job of that! Kurt talks about the agency's problems, especially with its leadership, and some steps that you can take right now to demand it enforce disclosure of secret money and hold its chair, Mary Jo White, accountable. 

Links from this episode:

http://www.rootstrikers.org/

http://presidentobamaslegacy.org/?source=everyvoice

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/where_is_mary_jo_white/

http://everyvoice.org/podcast/shining-a-light-on-secret-money

http://everyvoice.org/podcast/democracy-matters

http://everyvoice.org/podcast/hedge-clippers

 

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