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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: February, 2017
Feb 23, 2017

Adam is back to talk to Laura about Ann Ravel leaving the FEC at the end of her term, and the many approaches Donald Trump could take to fill the vacancy -- some better than others. Then there is good news out of Kansas where the legislature voted down loosening donation limits. And more good news! There *is* something that most Americans agree on, and we have the poll numbers to prove it. 

Links from this episode: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/opinion/dysfunction-and-deadlock-at-the-federal-election-commission.html?_r=0

http://cjonline.com/news/state-government/2017-02-21/kansas-house-knocks-down-bill-raising-campaign-contribution-limits

http://everyvoice.org/posts/new-poll-supreme-court

http://everyvoice.org/supremecourt

 

Feb 16, 2017

Laura and Jessica discuss the Betsy DeVos vote, plus a story you may have missed in Congress: they're trying to repeal some basic protections for pre-paid debit card users and wealthy special interests may be to blame. There's an update on the shenanigans in South Dakota and Arizona, and in good news for the week: people are showing up to meet with their representatives, and we've made it really easy for you to do so, too.

Links from this week: 

https://www.buzzfeed.com/matthewzeitlin/republicans-are-moving-to-scrap-rules-on-overdraft-charges?utm_term=.cgRxOJwYV#.tqPlxk2j4

http://bit.ly/courtkit

http://capitolheel.org/

 

Feb 2, 2017

This week Laura and Rahna have a chat about the newly nominated candidate for the Supreme Court: Neil Gorsuch. They are worried about his views on who should be heard in our democracy! They also check in on the money pouring into Maryland as they legislature debates reforming the bail bond industry. And some good news: there's a wave of new candidates training up to fix our flawed democracy. 

Do you like what you hear? Rate us! You can also email your feedback and suggestions to podcast@everyvoice.org

Links from this episode:

Fact sheet on Gorsuch

This woman spent five nights in jail because she couldn't afford bail. 

Maryland Common Cause report on pay to play politics in Maryland by the bond industry

Fair Elections Maryland

Emerge America

She Should Run

New American Leaders Project

Run For Something

 

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