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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: April, 2017
Apr 13, 2017

Jessica Washington is back in the studio to talk to Francoise about why our tax forms are so darn complicated. Plus: tax marches across the country, citizen funded elections in Howard County, Maryland, working with activists in Virginia, and Millenials running for office.

Links from this episode:

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/29/521954033/stanford-professor-loses-political-battle-to-simplify-tax-filing-process

http://taxmarch.org/

 

Apr 6, 2017

Laura and Crystal give you a brief update on where the Gorsuch nomination stands and what a 'nuclear option' is. Then they discuss why Trump visiting his properties so often (and giving them all that free press) is a problem. Did you know bipartisanship exists and is working at the state level? Laura and Crystal run through a heartening list of bipartisan initiatives at the state level that tackle money in politics. And finally, a successful public financing system for candidates in Montgomery County, Maryland, is letting new candidates run without being beholden to special interests. 

Links from this episode:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/03/26/nearly-one-out-of-every-three-days-he-has-been-president-trump-has-visited-a-trump-property/?tid=pm_politics_pop&utm_term=.f1cd3be0be22

https://medium.com/@ReThinkDemocrcy/in-break-with-congressional-republicans-statehouse-republicans-advance-bipartisan-campaign-finance-aad575f80584

http://www.mymcmedia.org/nine-candidates-so-far-have-signed-up-for-public-election-financing/

 

 

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