Citizens Take Action Podcast

Citizens Take Action Podcast

Latest Episodes

Ep. 10 Why There Is New Hope For Political Reform In 2021
February 10, 2021

After a polarizing four years, a Capitol riot, and a contentious election, systemic political reforms feel more essential than ever. Fortunately, there is new hope for political reform in 2021. In this episode we discuss why the last four years were no...

Ep. 9 National Popular Vote, Publicly Financed Elections, and Amendment Counterarguments
August 13, 2019

We've got something for everyone in this episode, starting with an update on the progress of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact--which new states have joined? How many more electoral votes until the compact goes into effect?

Ep. 8 How To Analyze Presidential Debates with Jon Landis
July 23, 2019

The first round of 2020 Democratic Primary debates are in the books and with the second round fast approaching, we thought there was no better time for a podcast. In this episode Jon Landis and David Edward Burke share their thoughts on how to analyze ...

Ep. 7 Big Money in Local Elections with Trailblazers PAC’s Leslie Danks Burke
April 23, 2019

President and founder of Trailblazers PAC Leslie Danks Burke joins the podcast to explain how their organization supports candidates who support clean money. Learn more about their work, Leslie's experience running for office,

Ep. 6 HR1, Democrats’ Anti-Corruption Bill Explained with Jon Landis
March 27, 2019

House Democrats recently passed HR1, an "anti-corruption" bill. What does it actually do?  What are its chances of success? How does it fit in with the movement for a constitutional amendment? Answers to those questions and more in the latest episode o...

Ep. 5 How to Become Politically Active with Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Marshall James
February 11, 2019

Marshall James of Citizens Climate Lobby discusses his journey into political activism and what Citizens' Climate Lobby is doing to fight climate change in Congress. So if you're politically curious but want to become politically active,

Ep. 4 Fixing the Electoral College with James K. Glassman
January 17, 2019

James K. Glassman joins the podcast to talk about the problems caused by the Electoral College and address the most common arguments in favor of the Electoral College. David and James also explain how we can fix the Electoral College with the National ...

Ep. 3 Do we need to abolish all corporate constitutional rights?
October 15, 2018

David Edward Burke and Jon Landis consider the question of whether an amendment to get big money out of politics should abolish all corporate constitutional rights. Is it necessary? Is it practical? Find out all that and more in this third episode of t...

Ep. 2 An Article V Convention, Wolf PAC, an Amendment, and More!
August 07, 2018

David Edward Burke and Jon Landis, discuss the controversial Article V Constitutional Convention approach for an amendment to get big money out of politics, the equally controversial Wolf PAC organization, the prospect of a runaway convention (or a dis...

Ep. 1 A Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
August 07, 2018

In this inaugural episode of the Citizens Take Action podcast, David Edward Burke explains how big money got into politics, why a constitutional amendment is necessary to fix our campaign finance problems, and most importantly,