Erin Hofteig's blog

26 Dec

News - What follows

Published by Erin Hofteig

On Friday CBS News posted an opinion post on their website that takes a look at the Occupy movement and what has been achieved as what as what could follow. It's an interesting read, that may have gotten lost in the shuffle of the weekend. Here is a small excerpt:

21 Dec

Why I Occupy - Political Contributions

Published by Erin Hofteig

Many people believe money in politics is corrupting our government and giving those who can make large contributions more power than the general population. This video features one member of the Occupy DC movement who spoke out against big money in politics (at Mitt Romney's large dollar fundraiser last week). 

19 Dec

Why I Occupy - Money in Politics

Published by Erin Hofteig

The Occupy DC protest of Mitt Romney's large dollar fundraiser last week provided a stark background for those who believe money in politics is a problem in our democracy. This video features one member of Occupy DC at that event and his thoughts on this issue.

16 Dec

Golden Calves and Constitutional Amendments

Published by Erin Hofteig

A few updates related to the Occupy Movement and Money in Politics:

From the Twin Cities Daily Planet:

16 Dec

Why I Occupy - Corporate Personhood

Published by Erin Hofteig

On Wednesday, members of the Occupy DC group protested the influence of money in politics outside of a large dollar fundraiser for Republican Presidential Candidate, Mitt Romney. The donors, who paid up to $10,000 for a plate at the downtown resturant - located only three blocks from the Occupy DC encampment, had to walk through the protest to enter the event and were asked for contributions to support the 99% on their way in.

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