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Seattle Initiative 103: Limiting Corporate Rights and Elevating Peoples' Rights

Initiative 103 will change the law in Seattle to:

  • Ban corporate spending on elections, reversing Citizens United
  • Ban corporate lobbying except in public forums
  • Strip Corporate Personhood and judge-made corporate "Constitutional" rights
  • Establish a Community Bill of Rights for Seattle which includes Rights for Workers, Rights for Neighborhoods and Rights for Nature to protect our environment. Learn more...


Is this the next evolution of the occupy movement?  Did the reactions last summer create space for an agenda to emerge? It will also be interesting to watch how the opposition moves against the prop.

 This is worth watching.  I love the idea of a ban on lobbying except in public forums.   

The Agitator Recap on Mobile 2012

Check out the recap and overview of the Neilsen and Pew findings on Mobile over at the Agitator.To apply mobile strategy to social change, I  also recommend following the ongoing great work of the team at

“Some 70% of all cell phone owners and 86% of smartphone owners have used their phones in the previous 30 days to perform at least one of the following activities:

  • Coordinate a meeting or get-together — 41% of cell phone owners have done this in the past 30 days.
  • Solve an unexpected problem that they or someone else had encountered — 35% have used their phones to do this in the past 30 days.
  • Decide whether to visit a business, such as a restaurant — 30% have used their phone to do this in the past 30 days.
  • Find information to help settle an argument they were having — 27% haveused their phone to get information for that reason in the past 30 days.
  • Look up a score of a sporting event — 23% have used their phone to do that in the past 30 days.
  • Get up-to-the-minute traffic or public transit information to find the fastest way to get somewhere — 20% have used their phone to get that kind of information in the past 30 days.
  • Get help in an emergency situation — 19% have used their phone to do that in the past 30 days.”

Activity by age shows the expected pattern


Is Mobile  a part of your strategy?