Making them toe the lineSubmitted by dalesvp on Thu, 07/29/2010 - 06:21
A massive online campaign by the Avaaz community in Brazil has just won a stunning victory against corruption.
The "clean record" law was a bold proposal that banned any politician convicted of crimes like corruption and money laundering from running for office. With nearly 25% of the Congress under investigation for corruption, most said it would never pass. But after Avaaz launched the largest online campaign in Brazilian history, helping to build a petition of over 2 million signatures, 500,000 online actions, and tens of thousands of phone calls, we won!