Resources

Please review this selection of documents for more background into the issues:

“America is Not a Democracy,” Yasha Mounk, The Atlantic, March 2018 https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/03/america-is-not-a-democracy/550931/

“Dark Money Illuminated” – IssueOne.org. https://www.issueone.org/dark-money/

“Government of Citizens Not Money – 2018” – American Promise, Take Back Our Republic, Fix-It America

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/americanpromise/pages/687/attachments/original/1526490996/Government_of_Citizens__Not_Money_2018_04_11.pdf?1526490996

“Moving Americans to Action – A Message Guide for Democracy” – Rethink Media

https://rethinkmedia.org/sites/default/files/Moving%20Americans%20to%20Action-environmental%20supplement_0.pdf

“Why the Politics Industry is Failing America” – Katherine M. Gehl and Michael E. Porter, the Harvard Business School  http://www.hbs.edu/competitiveness/Documents/why-competition-in-the-politics-industry-is-failing-america.pdf

“Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average  Citizens,”Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page, Perspectives on Politics American Political Science Association 2014  https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf  

“The Tax Overhaul Is Proof that Money in Politics Affects All of Us” – Daniel L, Weiner, Brennan Center for Justice  https://www.brennancenter.org/blog/tax-overhaul-proof-money-politics-affects-all-us