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ELECTORAL REFORM REQUIRES EIGHT INTEGRATED FIXES Changing debates & getting money out is good, but not enough (25%) 01 Free & Equal Ballot Access 05 Debates.

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1 ELECTORAL REFORM REQUIRES EIGHT INTEGRATED FIXES Changing debates & getting money out is good, but not enough (25%) 01 Free & Equal Ballot Access 05 Debates to Include Independent & Both Accredited & Emerging Small Party Candidates 04 Free & Equal Access to Print & Broadcast Media for All Qualified Candidates 03 Equal Public Funding for All Qualified Candidates 06 Paper Ballots Counted Publicly & On Site 07 End Winner Take All Plurality Voting & Institute New Voting System Approval or Condorcet or Instant Run-Off or Range 08 All Legislation Posted In Advance for Public Comment & Public Vote 02 Tightly-Drawn Districts Plus at Large Members for Distributed Voting Blocs

2 Electoral Reform Act of 2015 – THE Living Room Conversation of the Era Question 1: What is an honest government Of, By, and For We the People? Suggested topics: Constitution, Checks & Balances, Transparency, Responsiveness to Public Question 2: Do we live in a democracy? What defines a democracy? Suggested topics: How many voters? How many voted? How many parties? How many in power? Question 3: What is electoral reform? Is it just about money, or the debates? Suggested topics: ballot access, paper ballots publicly counted on site, instant-run off, end to gerrymandering, who should manage debates and who should participate, money, media access, transparency of legislation and prior publication for public comment. Question 4: Do we have the power to restore an honest government? Suggested topics: Electoral reform, coalition cabinet, balanced budget, full employment, tax reform. Question 5: What are some steps we can take in 2015 to elect an honest government in 2016? Suggested topics: Americans Elect, Facebook, MoveOn, BigBat fund-raiser, Occupy, Electoral Reform Summit Question 6: What are the obstacles to a majority of the public achieving electoral reform? Suggested topics: 1% fear, two-party greed, public apathy and ignorance, the “big disconnect” among all. Question 7: Do you want to restore integrity to our electoral process and government? Suggested topics: what’s it worth to you? What are you willing to do this month? This year? Can we save 2016? What has taken place over the last generation is a highly complicated merger of crime and policy, of stealing and government. Far from taking care of the rest of us, the financial leaders of America and their political servants have seemingly reached the cynical conclusion that our society is not work saving and have taken on a new mission that involved not creating wealth for us all, but simply absconding with whatever wealth remains in our hollowed out economy. They don’t feed us, we feed them. Matt Taibbi, Griftopia (p. 32) A new paradigm of leadership is not the solution to those [societal] problems. Rather, a postindustrial school of leadership will help people change the dominant paradigm governing their society, thereby empowering them to transform their society and, one hopes, solve some of these outstanding problems. (Joe Rost, 1993, p. 182)

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4 TOTALLY NOTIONAL CONCEPT FOR A WINNING TEAM Team Building in 2015 Pressing for Electoral Reform – Team Wins with Cabinet-Level Appearances in 2016 Angus King Angus King – Jill Stein or Elizabeth WarrenJill Stein Elizabeth WarrenADVISORS: Lee Iacocca, Mike Bloomberg,Lee IacoccaMike Bloomberg Tom SteyerTom Steyer, Tony Zinni, Steve McIntoshTony ZinniSteve McIntosh NOTIONAL ALLOCATION OF PRINCIPALS’ POSITIONS OMB: John Kasich with Dennis Kucinich & Joe StiglitzJohn Kasich Dennis KucinichJoe Stiglitz Agriculture: Jim HightowerJim Hightower Attorney General: Ralph NaderRalph Nader Commerce: Clyde PrestowitzClyde Prestowitz Education: Derek Bok and John Taylor GattoDerek Bok John Taylor Gatto Defense: Chuck Hagel and Joe Sestak, JCS Mattis & StavridisChuck Hagel Joe SestakMattisStavridis Fed: Ron Paul (close it down, then RP to Supreme Court)Ron Paul Health: Tom Coburn, Howard DeanTom CoburnHoward Dean Homeland: Steve Flynn (close it down)Steve Flynn Intelligence: REDACTED (restore DCI, kill DNI, NSA, NRO, NGA) FBI: Jesse VenturaJesse Ventura Interior: Costanza (integrate Energy & EPA, Daly, Durnil)CostanzaDalyDurnil Labor: Pat Buchanan, Buffet (Seniors), Cleland (Veterans)Pat BuchananBuffetCleland State: Jon Huntsman, Gary Hart, Mark PalmerGary HartMark Palmer Amb to UN: Carol Mosely BraunCarol Mosely Braun Amb to Israel: Henry SeigmanHenry Seigman Trade: Alfred Eckes (fold back into Commerce & downsize)Alfred Eckes Transportation: Jill ClaybrookJill Claybrook Treasury: Yves SmithYves Smith NEW: Chaplain Jim Wallis with Michael Lerner Jim Wallis Michael Lerner Computational Integrity Stephen Wolfam (UK) Governor’s Council Mike Huckabee Mayor’s Council Bill DeBlasio National Research Council Vint Cerf (integrated budget, focus on tools for peace & prosperity Vint Cerf Open Source Agency Robert Steele Water Conservation Authority William J. Cosgrove LEARN MORE: http://tinyurl.com/OpenPower


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