Friday, April 25, 2014

Shepard Fairey Scale Tipping Print Release Details

Glad to see Shepard Fairey taking on the subject of money in politics because regular people like you and I no longer have a say in how things are run in Washington. Our legislators don't fear the people any more and no longer work for us, they only listen to the corporations and ultra rich. Corporate money has no place in our government, who has extra money to compete with them in order for something to be done for the real people of this country ?

Shepard on the new print Scale Tipping:

I have frequently talked about the many problems created by the current campaign finance structure. Corporate donations distort their influence in politics and corrupt our democracy. This is an issue not many Americans seem interested in, but it effects all Americans by insuring that corporate interests are put before the interests of the average person. Genuine democracy should guarantee that politicians create the greatest good for the greatest number of people, but that idea has eroded with the favors owed by politicians to corporations in exchange for their contributions. A portion of the proceeds from the “Scale Tipping Services” print will go to two organizations who are fighting  against political corruption, and for campaign finance reform. They are and Check out their sites and the quotes below from Rootstrikers Lawrence Lessig and United Republic’s Josh Silver. These orgs are doing great work, so please support them! Thanks for caring.
The poster is 18 x 24 inch screen print. Signed and numbered edition of 450. $55. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to and

Release date: April 29, 2013 at 10 am and 2pm (PST) in Prints.

Rootstrikers apply Thoreau’s quote — for every thousand hacking at the branches of evil, there’s one striking at the root — to the catastrophe that is our government today. The root is the corrupting influence of money in our politics. It’s reform is corruption reform. With love and respect, we think that’s a more meaningful term than “campaign finance reform.” To call this a problem of “campaign finance reform” is like calling an alcoholic a person with a “liquid intake problem.”

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