We have narrowed down the wide and wonderful list of suggestions for names for an activist group to 9 finalists.  Please vote for your favorite. We will close the voting on Thursday of next week and, unless there’s a tie, announce the winning name  next Friday.

Here now, in alphabetical order, are the finalists:

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bito
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When we get the website for the group, how about the widget on the the cost for elections?

http://www.opensecrets.org/action/widgets.php

edit: this one is interesting:
http://www.opensecrets.org/action/induswidgets.php

bito
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Citizens United and what they Dems propose. I missed this, perhaps you may like to red the proposed bill.

“Democrats preview Citizens United bill”
Some of the highlights.

* com

Chernynkaya
Member

Thanks, Bito, and yes, I saw it. But I really feel it is WAAAAY to little. And I told them so.

bito
Member

Cher, I agree with you. It is far too weak. My first answer was poor. Too many bills running though my little brain today and I forgot what bill i was responding to.

The starting point is “corporations are not people (they don’t have belly buttons)” Not “how can I appease the voters, make them think I have done something, and still be able to rake in the millions for my reelection.”

Corporations are a statutory creation, they we not “endowed with certain rights from their creator”.

Progress is Progressive.

dgraz
Member

I wrote this email to the group called APE and got this reply today.

“I’m working with a group that was spurred on by the recent Supreme Court Decision giving corporations even more of a say in our elections and was looking for kindred souls.”

Reply from:[email protected]

Well you found a kindred soul. Let’s go APE is still active but a bit dormant. Like you, the recent court decision has added fuel to my fire. Tell me about your group.

Best,

Jonathan

JONATHAN NEIL SCHNEIDER
Mr Schneider Goes To Washington
Producer/Director

http://www.MrSchneiderGoesToWashington.com

bito
Member

I have the same question about the “Coffee Party Movement” Their web page is not real active, but their “facebook” page seems to be adding members.

http://www.bluevirginia.us/2010/02/annabel-park-join-coffee-party-movement.html

http://www.facebook.com/coffeeparty

javaz
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Jonathan Schneider has made a documentary that we’re going to try to find at the library, but from what we’ve read about it, it even has McCain in it.

The fact that he wrote dr’graz back and asked about our group is awesome, I think.

I wonder if we should invite him sooner to PPOV and maybe he’d have some opinions on how to get the movement going.
Maybe he’d be interested in helping.
He might be able to help with a youtube vid, too.

(Looked at the site for the walk and it only tells about the 2009 walk at the zoo. Are there plans yet for this year’s walk?)

bito
Member

Watched the trailer at the APE site. Looks like it may be good.

(Phoenix Chapter already had their walk this year.
It was in Sedona. Why Sedona? That is not Phoenix.)

javaz
Member

Not to be a brat or anything, but did anyone realize that Americans United – AU – the symbol for gold was never mentioned as an option?

LMAO

Khirad
Member

Ooh, not bad. Could’ve come up with some good slogans for that.

nellie
Member

We talked about Americans United — which was my favorite — and it seems people thought that because it was already being used, we should come up with something new.

It’s still my favorite!

Can we do a run off?

javaz
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Hi Nellie!
I remember that not very people liked the name and think since it is being used that we are better off voting on another name.
I was just being a troublemaker!
😆

nellie
Member

😆

At least we have some really good choices up for a vote.

Questinia
Member

GROW rocks!

HITO
Member
HITO

I voted for no. 3, however, I also think it would work shortened to:

Restore Our American Democracy (ROAD)

Khirad
Member

I just voted logged out. I never noticed that before.

Suzanne525
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Suzanne525

I did that also, just now.

Should we have a runoff between the top two, if they turn out to be very close?