Derek Cressman

Derek Cressman is author of the forthcoming book When Money Talks -- The High Price of "Free" Speech and the Selling of Democracy, published in January, 2016 by Barrett-Koehler. In June 2014, Derek ran for California Secretary of State after spending 19 years working to protect voting rights and get corporate money out of politics. Prior to announcing his campaign, Derek served as Common Cause's Vice President of State Operations.

Articles by this author

Views
Friday, February 26, 2016
The Threat of Big Money in Politics and the Call for a 28th Amendment
While Americans agree that there is too much money coming from too few people in our political campaigns today, a debate over how to address that problem raises an even larger question about whether or not we still have a Constitution that works to provide a government of, by, and for the people...
Read more
Views
Saturday, September 12, 2015
When Money Talks, Climate Solutions Die
Californians are rightfully proud that we have led the country in establishing a cap and trade system to reduce carbon emissions and set up a renewable energy portfolio requirement that has us on track to generate 33% of our electricity from non-greenhouse gas sources by 2020. As a state with a...
Read more