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Air Date: 1/16/2018

Today we take a look at the legacy of Martin Luther King that some people prefer to forget and most people never learned about. In fact, it is likely his forgotten opinions that got him killed rather than his calls for racial equality. 

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: MLK What They Won't Teach In School Part 1 - News Beat (@USNewsBeat) - Air Date 1-8-18

Ch. 3: Song 1: N/A


Ch. 4: Act 2: Understanding Beyond Vietnam - Intercepted (@intercepted) - Air Date 4-5-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  The Envelope - Aeronaut


Ch. 6: Act 3: The MLK you don't see on TV - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 1-20-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Vengeful - Warmbody


Ch. 8: Act 4: MLK What They Won't Teach In School Part 2 - News Beat (@USNewsBeat) - Air Date 1-8-18

Ch. 9: Song 4:  N/A


Ch. 10: Act 5: Invoking King when it's convenient, ignoring what we don't like - Intercepted (@intercepted) - Air Date 4-5-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Celestial Navigation - Aeronaut


Ch. 12: Act 6: Understanding the response to the Beyond Vietnam speech - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 1-13-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Santre - K2


Ch. 14: Act 7: A Dream Remembered? How we came to revere MLK - @Making_Contact - Air Date 1-17-17


Ch. 15: Final comments on the revival of the Poor People’s Campaign

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Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions


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Get involved with the new Poor People's Campaign 

Read the Campaign history and fundamental principles 

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EDUCATE YOURSELF

Martin Luther King's Poor People's Campaign Reborn (Truth Dig)

Artist creates "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" memes to stop people from whitewashing MLK (Mic)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Air Date: 1/13/2018

Today we take a look at a bit of the history, and some of the recent developments of, the debate over immigration policy and the people affected by it

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: INCREDIBLE Watch George HW Bush & Ronald Reagan Debate Immigration In 1980 - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date 09-06-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Shhhame (Instrumental Acoustic) - PC-ONE


Ch. 4: Act 2: Tribalism, Narcissism, Nationalism, and their Offspring - Progressive Faith Sermon - Air Date 10-1-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Comma - Codebreaker


Ch. 6: Act 3: The wrongheadedness of the boarder wall - The Dig - Air Date: 05-31-2017

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Lacrima D'esperide - Damiano Baldoni


Ch. 8: Act 4: Deportations DOWN Under Trump Despite More "Arrests" - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 10-06-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Minutes - Pacha Faro


Ch. 10: Act 5: The Clock Is Ticking for DACA, and the Government Shutdown - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 01-07-18

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Le gris, le bleu, d'une profonde humilité - Monplaisir


Ch. 12: Act 6: The end of TPS for Salvadorans - In the Thick - Air Date 1-9-18

Ch. 13: Song 6:  Take a Tiny Train - Ray Catcher


Ch. 14: Act 7: Pass a Clean Dream Act NOW via @UNITEDWEDREAM - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7:  Kawruwath Na - Amarasiri Peiris


Ch. 16: Act 8: My Parents Were From What Trump Calls 'Shithole Countries' - Joy Reid | All In | MSNBC - Air Date 1-11-18


Voicemails

Ch. 17: What if Congress were allowed secret ballots for their votes? - Dave from Olympia, WA

Ch. 18: Did Jay! ever come back to take the reins of BotL again? - Nick from California 

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 19: Final comments on whether or not I ever came back to produce the show after my departure in 2007

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Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions


Activism:

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Get involved with and support United We Dream 

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Air Date: 1/17/2017

Today we take a look at the Democrats failure to present viable economic solutions and offer a new vision for where we should go from here.

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Democrats failed to offer a better solution - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 11-26-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Once There Was a Hushpuppy - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin

 

Ch. 4: Act 2: How progressives need to frame their economic message - @theLFshow w: @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 12-29-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Unified - Unified Highway

 

Ch. 6: Act 3: AI Will Eliminate 6% of Jobs in Next 5 Years - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 09-18-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Automation - Allan Sherman

 

Ch. 8: Act 4: Paul Street on the folly of throwing away identity politics - @BlkAgendaReport - Air Date 1-16-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Working Class Hero - Green Day

 

Ch. 10: Act 5: Not Trickle Down, But Bottom Up | Anthony Flaccavento - @theLFshow w: @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 12-15-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Trickle Down - Hayseed Dixie

 

Ch. 12: Act 6: What is Economic Democracy? - The Next System Project - Air Date: 3-1-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Le monde de contre jour - David Ari Leon

 

Ch. 14: Act 7: The UK Labor party taking the lead on worker coops - Economic Update w: @profwolff - Air Date 5-9-16

Ch. 15: Song 7: Capitalism Is Tearing Us Apart - Sole

 

Ch. 16: Act 8: Social Welfare Does Not Kill Business, with President of Iceland Ólafur Grímsson - Big Think - Air Date 11-13-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Success - Iggy Pop

 

Ch. 18: Act 9: How can we develop the next system? - Economic Update w: @profwolff - Air Date 12-30-16

Ch. 19: Song 9: Capitalism - Yellow Umbrella

Ch. 20: Act 10: Join or Start a Local Democracy @ Work Action Group via @Democracyatwrk - Best of the Left Activism

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:40pm EST

Air Date: 1/5/2018

Today we take a look at some of the challenges and triumphs for women of color and what thanks they should get in return

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Why We Riot: The language of the unheard - NewsBeat - Air Date 12-18-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Streamer - Arc and Crecent


Ch. 4: Act 2: Who stands in solidarity with women of color? - In the Thick - Air Date 11-21-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Entrap - Darby


Ch. 6: Act 3: Watch The Moment Doug Jones Supporters Found Out He WON - Ring of Fire Radio - Air Date: 01-02-18

Ch. 7: Song 3:  When We Set Out - Arc and Crecent


Ch. 8: Act 4: Ryan Grim On Roy Moore, Racism, & Voter Suppression - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-02-18

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Tyrano Theme - Tyrano


Ch. 10: Act 5: Understanding the double consciousness of blackness - Revolutionary Left Radio - Air Date 10-12-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Theme - Towboat


Ch. 12: Act 6: Charles Barkley Slam Dunks Dems - The Zero Hour - Air Date 12-16-17

Ch. 13: Song 6:  Third in Line - Arc and Crecent


Ch. 14: Act 7: Thank Black Women with Actions Not Just Words - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7:  That River Wide - Sketchbook


Ch. 16: Act 8: Alabama black women #BlackWomenLead - Sunday Civics - Air Date 12-17-17


Ch. 17: Final comments on access journalism and the one time it’s been used to bring down the powerful

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Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions


Activism:

TAKE ACTION!

Read: Black Women Kept Roy Moore Out of Office. Here’s How to Thank Them. (The Cut)

Read: 15 Real Ways to Thank Black Women for Carrying the Country on Their Backs (The Little Rock Sun)

Learn About: Higher Heights Leadership Fund 

Learn About: Woke Vote

Learn About: Stay Woke Florida Voting Initiative Petition (February 1st petition deadline!)

Learn About: Color of Change PAC

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Black Turnout in Alabama Complicates Debate on Voting Laws (The New York Times)

'Black Votes Matter': African-Americans Propel Jones To Alabama Win (NPR)

White Women Thank Themselves for Thanking Black Women Today (Reductress)

After Alabama: Say ‘Thank You’ to Black Women, and Mean It (LA Progressive)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Air Date: 1/2/2018

Today we take a look at a few different visions of what the future holds for our labor market and some policies we should be putting in place to set the scene for the coming evolution of work

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: The future of work in a world of artificial intelligence - Ideas - Air Date 9-12-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Take a Tiny Train - Ray Catcher


Ch. 4: Act 2: Robots Causing Wealth Inequality? - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 04-28-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Tripoli - Pecan Grove


Ch. 6: Act 3: A 15 Hour Work Week Would Save the Planet - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 07-26-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Gondola Blue - Towboat


Ch. 8: Act 4: Demanding a future of full automation and a post-work world - Ideas - Air Date 9-26-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Comma - Codebreaker


Ch. 10: Act 5: Designing the future of jobs and economics - Freakonomics - Air Date 4-20-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Lesser Gods of Metal - Ray Catcher


Ch. 12: Act 6: Ai-jen Poo on the caretaker jobs of the future - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 11-13-17


Voicemails

Ch. 13: Why doesn't Google worry about being evil anymore? - Dallas from Jacksonville, FL

Ch. 14: Donations To Congress - Alan from Connecticut

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 15: Final comments giving an update on our Winter Fundraiser

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Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions Free Music Archive)


Action Resources/Further Reading

New Economy Coalition 

The Next System Project

Democracy At Work

Public Predictions for the Future of Workforce Automation (Pew Research Center, 2016)

A World Without Work (The Atlantic, 2015)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Air Date: 12/29/2017

Today we take a look back to 2008 in our third annual 10-years-hence retrospective spectacular!

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Iowa caucus on Jan 3: We might have seen the beginning of our first black president - The Young Turks - BotL Air Date 1-5-08

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Weathervane - CloudCover


Ch. 4: Act 2: Hillary Clinton and her Super Delegates on Super Tuesday - Countdown - BotL Air Date 2-16-08

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Front Runner - Union Hall


Ch. 6: Act 3: There is an opening for populist politicians in both parties - Rachel Maddow - BotL Air Date 1-15-08

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Shift of Currents - Aeronaut


Ch. 8: Act 4: A Cure For Real Estate Amnesia - NPR - BotL Air Date 9-24-2008

Ch. 9: Song 4:  The Cast and Favor - Bayou Birds


Ch. 10: Act 5: Palin is not a maverick choice - CounterSpin - BotL Air Date 9-26-2008

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Blue Jay - Feathers


Ch. 12: Act 6: Hope in The Dream Act - N/A - BotL Air Date 6-8-08

Ch. 13: Song 6:  periculum - Kai Engel


Ch. 14: Act 7: Our torture methods came from the 50's-era Chinese - The Young Turks - BotL Air Date 8-31-08

Ch. 15: Song 7:  Homegrown - The Pine Barrens


Ch. 16: Act 8: Economic generic-off - The Daily Show - BotL Air Date 9-24-2008

Ch. 17: Song 8:  PolyCoat - The Cabinetmaker


Ch. 18: Act 9: Warrantless wiretapped phone sex - The Young Turks - BotL Air Date 10-26-08

Ch. 19: Song 9: Lacrima D'esperide - Damiano Baldoni


Ch. 20: Act 10: Block the vote with RFK - Rachel Maddow - BotL Air Date 10-26-2008

Ch. 21: Song 9: Hundred Mile - K2


Ch. 22: Act 9: Conservative writer: Obama a worse speaker than Bush - The Young Turks - BotL Air Date 11-25-08


Ch. 23: Final comments to close out this years look back

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Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions & Free Music Archive


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Direct download: 1154_2008_Recap_Air_Date_12-29-17_-_12-30-17_00.09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Air Date: 02/05/2016

Today we look at the intersection of the climate crisis with our current economic system including how monopolies, trade deals, market failures and the concept of “externalities” all work together to make climate change worse

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Externalities - by @DavidSuzuki - Resource Based Economy - Air Date: 7-26-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: N/A


Ch. 4: Act 2: The True Cost Of Fossil Fuels - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-28-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: The Price You Pay - Bruce Springsteen


Ch. 6: Act 3: TransCanada Uses NAFTA to sue The US Over Keystone Pipeline! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-08-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Smoke And Mirrors - Giraffe


Ch. 8: Act 4: Nevada guts their net metering program, killing the solar industry - @greennewsreport - Air Date 1-12-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Sunshine to Burn (The Long Grass) - The Sand Pebbles


Ch. 10: Act 5: Ronald Wright on Progress Traps - The Green Interview - Air Date: 8-1-11

Ch. 11: Song 5: Farmscrapers - Dad Rocks!


Ch. 12: Act 6: Is the Military the Future of Renewable Energy? - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 12-04-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Hands To Myself - Selena Gomez


Ch. 14: Act 7: Porter Ranch Massive CA Gas Leak & What It Means - Majority Report (@majorityfm) - Air Date 01-12-16

Ch. 15: Song 7: Payne's Bay - Beirut


Ch. 16: Act 8: Is Aliso Canyon California's BP Blowout? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-08-16

Ch. 17: Song 8: Devil Town - Tony Lucca


Ch. 18: Act 9: #LeapYear Manifesto: For New Economic & Energy Systems via @NaomiAKlein — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Act 9A: The Leap Manifesto As Explained By @NaomiAKlein - Huffington Post Canada - Air Date: 9-15-15

Ch. 20: Song 9: This Fickle World - Theo Bard


Ch. 21: Act 10: Surviving Progress Film (condensed version)

Direct download: Rerun_988_Climate_Science_Air_Date_2-5-16_-_12-26-17_22.20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45pm EST

Air Date: 08/30/2016

Today we look in detail at the overdue concept of worker-owned and operated enterprises and what they can do to help improve the lives of people who work for a living

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Own The Change: Building Workplace Democracy One Worker Cooperative At A Time - The F Word w/ @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date: 2-9-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: We Demand Change - Tristan James


Ch. 4: Act 2: Dispelling some myths about worker coops - Economic Update w: @profwolff - Air Date 6-12-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Banking on a Myth - Andrew Bird


Ch. 6: Act 3: Defying the Crisis - The Spanish Collective Mondragan - Air Date 1-25-12

Ch. 7: Song 3: Look To The Future - Birthrite


Ch. 8: Act 4: Julia Hutchins: How cooperative businesses can answer tough business challenges - TEDxMileHigh - Air Date 12-16-13

Ch. 9: Song 4: Cooperation - Jim Valley


Ch. 10: Act 5: The Promise and Limitations of Worker Co-ops -- Gar Alperovitz - Workplace Democracy - Air Date 9-15-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Interesting Times - Akira the Don


Ch. 12: Act 6: The UK Labor party taking the lead on worker coops - Economic Update w: @profwolff - Air Date 5-9-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Capitalism Is Tearing Us Apart - sole


Ch. 14: Act 7: Join a Local Democracy @ Work Action Group via @Democracyatwrk - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Time for Action - Secret Affair


Ch. 16: Act 8: Some barriers that prevent the creation of worker coops - @theLFshow w: @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 2-23-16

Direct download: Coops_Air_Date_08-30-16_Ad_Free_-_12-22-17_19.32.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:04pm EST

Air Date: 12/19/2017

Today we look at the current state of the War on Christmas™. Has it already been won by the forces of Trumpism? Do we need a "Surge"? Are we getting unexpected reinforcements from anti-Santa Christians? Turn in to find out!

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Why Is Santa's Helper Wearing Blackface? - Intersection - Air Date 12-28-15

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Let's Just Get Through Christmas - Doctor Turtle


Ch. 4: Act 2: How To Trigger A War On Christmas... - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-22-16

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Losers on a Christmas Eve - Greg Atkinson


Ch. 6: Act 3: Trump Declares War On 'The War On Christmas' - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 10-17-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  (He Came in Like a) Santa Claus - The Gregory Brothers


Ch. 8: Act 4: Sarah's Monologue on the War on Christmas - I Love You, America on Hulu - Air Date 12-14-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  If you sleep on Christmas


Ch. 10: Act 5: Santa-Hating Pastor Ruins Christmas - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-10-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Losing Over Christmas - Greg Atkinson


Ch. 12: Act 6: The 'War on Christmas' comes to Washington - CNNMoney - Air Date 12-19-17

Ch. 13: Song 6:  There's No War On Christmas When Christmas Is In Your Heart - The Mockers


Ch. 14: Act 7: Jesus Is a Liberal Democrat - Colbert Report - Air Date: 2010


Ch. 15: Final comments on our end-of-year schedule and ongoing fundraising campaign

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Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

(Additional music from Free Music Archive ) 


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Air Date: 12/15/2017

Today we look at the history and current state of rich people seeking to undermine democratic rule by the people in favor of oligarchy for the rich

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how Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Why The Koch Brothers Despise The Constitution - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 07-26-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Chilvat - Lillehammer


Ch. 4: Act 2: Jane Mayer on the Rise of Conservative Orthodoxy - On The Media - Air Date 5-5-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Stale Case - Darby


Ch. 6: Act 3: The complicated reality of corruption rules. @BackStory - Air Date: 11-24-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Cloud Line - K4


Ch. 8: Act 4: Millionaire Donor Threatens Democrats - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-14-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Streamer - Arc and Crecent


Ch. 10: Act 5: #GetMoneyOut of Politics with @WolfPAChq @AllofUs @JusticeDems @RepresentdotUS - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Celestial Navigation - Aeronaut


Ch. 12: Act 6: Why our democracy in is danger - Belabored (@DissentMag) - Air Date 5-13-16


Voicemails

Ch. 13: Thoughts on Patreon - Anonymous

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 14: Final comments on the win for small-dollar donors with Patreon

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Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions & Free Music Archive


Activism:

Get money OUT of politics by getting involved with... 

Wolf PAC

All of Us and Justice Democrats

Represent.Us (check out their Unrig the System Summit)

EDUCATE YOURSELF

House Republican: my donors told me to pass the tax bill “or don’t ever call me again” (Vox)

8 Things You Can Do to Help Get Money Out of Politics (Bill Moyers & Co; 2014)

4 Solutions to Fight the Corruptive Influence of Money in Politics (League of Women Voters; 2015)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Direct download: 1152_Corruption_Air_Date_12-15-17_-_12-14-17_14.33.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST