October 2017 Newsletter: Updates from the Movement to Amend

October 10, 2017

We now have 51 cosponsors for the We People Amendment in the House in 2017 -- which means we're well ahead of NEXT year's goal of 45 House cosponsors! We could never have done this without the marvelous work of our stupendous supporters and volunteers—folks like you, calling and writing your federal representatives to join this movement! THANK YOU!!

How America’s Biggest Bank Paid Its Fine for the 2008 Mortgage Crisis—With Phony Mortgages!

October 5, 2017

You know the old joke: How do you make a killing on Wall Street and never risk a loss? Easy—use other people’s money. Jamie Dimon and his underlings at JPMorgan Chase have perfected this dark art at America’s largest bank, which boasts a balance sheet one-eighth the size of the entire US economy.

Gun Stocks are Soaring After the Deadliest Mass Shooting in Modern US History

October 2, 2017

At least 59 people were killed and 527 were injured in the shooting Sunday night in Las Vegas. A gunman identified as Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, aiming into a tightly packed crowd of thousands of people who were watching a country music festival, the police said.

American Outdoor Brands (formerly Smith & Wesson) and Sturm, Ruger & Co. rallied by more than 4%.

Facebook Is Now The Federal Election Commission, But With More Secrets

September 21, 2017

“Based on what they’ve written, this is a good move by Facebook and it will add some much needed transparency to online political spending,” said Adam Smith, communications director for the campaign finance reform group Every Voice. “But a voluntary company policy isn’t government regulation. The FEC still needs to act and update its regulations to reflect how modern campaigns are run.”