You don’t believe that Goodheads can cause meaningful change? Consider Walgreen’s fast reversal of policy when outraged citizens shed light on its tax inversion plan to join other American corporations in avoiding U.S. taxes by merging with a foreign company. Much more work is necessary to stop tax inversion and similar tax evasion schemes, but the Walgreen’s example shows how one united action can pave the way to more extensive democratic change. (See the 8/26/14 PBS Newshour report, How American companies change their address to avoid corporate taxes for more details).
Not all counterproductive laws and practices can be changed quickly, but with sufficient support and determination even the most intransigent bad laws and practices can be changed. Consider, for example, the long-term effort that will be necessary to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court’s anti-democratic conclusion that corporations are people and money is speech (See David Kaiyrs’ article Money Isn’t Speech and Corporations Aren’t People and Ronald Dworkin’s article The Decision that Threatens Democracy.)
Join us at Make Our Democracy Work; bring your Goodhead friends and help us force the changes we’ve been waiting for.