Get ready to hear more about this woman in the years to come.
Eddie Geller, Upworthy
Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Betty Culver
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I have someone you should meet: Zephyr Teachout.
Zephyr is an author, professor, and crusader against the corrupting influence of money in politics.
In the fall of 2014, Zephyr ran for governor of New York in the Democratic primary against Andrew Cuomo. And though she didn't win, Zephyr captured 30% of the vote with almost no money.
Here's the best statistic, though: Her opponent, Andrew Cuomo, spent $60.62 for each one of his votes. Zephyr's campaign, however, spent only $1.57.
Eddie Geller: I once appeared in a movie where the director commended me on my fake vomiting. Even though I’m no longer in Tinseltown, my dreams are as ambitious as ever: Let’s get big money out of politics, save the planet, and tear down the patriarchy.
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Special Project | Money In Politics: Week Ending January 3, 2015, Compiled by David Culver <email@example.com>, Ed., Evergreene Digest <evergreenedigest.org>
- "It has become clear that meaningful campaign finance reform is a necessary pre-condition for the Congress to be able to do the people's work in Washington." --Russ Feingold
- 8 New items including:
- Bought-and-Paid Congress Divides the Spoils
- In Big-Money Move, Corporations Seek to Make Congress a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary
- Top 20 ‘Dirty Denier$’ Who Accept Big Bucks from Big Polluters
- Ready for a surprise? Money DOES equal access in Washington
- ‘Oligarchic tendencies’: Study finds only the wealthy get represented in the Senate,
- Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent
- Who’s Buying our Midterm Elections?
- First Citizens United. Now McCutcheon
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