Marge Baker

Marge Baker is executive vice president of People For the American Way.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 12:30pm
Rigging the Electoral System for the Rich
A poll conducted late last year found that more than seven in ten voters think our election system is “biased in favor of the candidate with the most money.” While nothing about this number is surprising — except, perhaps, that it’s not even higher — it does reveal the depth of cynicism...
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 1:19pm
First Things First: Why the United States Need a Pro-Democracy Movement
In the four years since the Supreme Court’s infamous Citizens United v. FEC ruling, two things have become abundantly clear.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 1:09pm
Citizens United, the Sequel
Did you get sick of that barrage of attack ads during last year’s elections? Brace yourself: It could get worse. One deep-pocketed Alabama donor named Shaun McCutcheon, joined by the Republican National Committee, will soon ask the Supreme Court to let him put even more money directly into political campaigns. That’s not what our country needs.
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Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 8:16am
The War on Women in the Courts
In 2007, five men on the Supreme Court told Lilly Ledbetter that she was out of luck. Ledbetter, after two decades working as the only female supervisor at a Goodyear tire plant in Alabama, had sued her employer for wage discrimination–she had discovered that for all those years she had been paid less than male colleagues doing the same job.
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Monday, July 25, 2011 - 2:11pm
Too Many Rulings are Supremely Courteous to Corporations
Americans realize that our rights and liberties depend on having a system of justice that we can trust. We know we should be able to show up in court to contest anything from a parking ticket to felony and make our case — whether we're rich or poor.
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