You may remember from my very first letter I sent to you back in October that we need to build a wave.
You’re doing it, and United Republic’s Get Money Out campaign is now over 300,000 strong. This is huge folks.
There’s another wave building too. Across the country, towns and counties are passing “resolutions” to get money out of politics and declare that corporations are not people. You can too.
LA calls on Congress to get money out.
Last week, Los Angeles did it. This is also huge. I mean, it’s LA right?! That place is massive and it’s made up of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. It’s got everybody and they totally knocked it out of the ballpark on this one.
We have a window for us, the PEOPLE, to take what Los Angeles and others are doing, to OUR towns and OUR cities and demand they do the same thing.
To that end, please click here to sign up to pass a similar resolution where you live. After you sign up, you’ll see a link to a 7-step guide on how to do it. Later this week I’ll send you more information and resources.
I’m doing it too. I’m taking it to my county Board of Supervisors to argue forcefully why they should pass it.
And yes, your information is private and confidential and it will stay that way.
So fill out the fields in the link, and we will get you what you need to make this movement deep and wide, and then I’m going to shout it to the rooftops on tv.
My friend Dylan Ratigan likes to call this a big “pot of boiling water.” So turn the gas up and fire it up so this movement can’t be ignored.
Thanks again. Sign up now, and I’ll be in touch with you in the next few days with how and what to do next. And don’t forget to forward this to your friends—it’s a big fight, and we need their help too.
Lobbyists have convinced Republicans to present environmental issues as coming from the Democrats and are, ipso facto, soft, weak, trivial, and unimportant because they do not make money. Witness Republican zeal for the Keystone XL Pipeline which has the potential to poison a major water supply in our mid-west agricultural area. [It only creates 20,000 jobs. And those are the high paying jobs.] President Obama has put off the final decision until 2013, but, yesterday Republicans passed a law attempting to force the President to act in the next 60 days. As leverage, they attached it to the tax cut extension so important to the 99% of Americans who were able to survive 2011 on the $1000 the tax cut provides. Democrats are fighting to get this tax cut for the middle-class while Republicans continue to refuse ending immediately the Bush tax cuts enjoyed by the TOP 1% who are so-called “job creators” who fail to create jobs. Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) says “they don’t exist.” This blogger does not understand the workings of a “Republican conscious.”
Did the child’s difficult breathing in the video give you pause? Why is it that it falls as silent on the deaf ears of the Republican Party? Growing children and working adults need a healthy environment in which to flourish. It is the federal government’s job to safeguard the environment for us, our children and their children. The benefits of a healthy environment include profitable business which should be important to Republicans and the TOP 1%. Why do they let anti-environment lobbyists into their offices? Why do they meet them for lunch? What business is transacted among them? The hacking cough of the unseen child in the red carriage should echo in their ears until America is safe again for life and labor.
- US lawmakers clash over payroll tax cuts – gulfnews.com (gulfnews.com)
- New brinkmanship in fight over payroll tax cut extension (latimes.com)
- No, Republicans Really Do Not Care About the Government Debt and Deficit (delong.typepad.com)
WHY ARE WE STILL FIGHTING & DYING FOR AFGHANS WHEN THEY DO STUFF LIKE THIS? – Bring the Troops Home!
An Afghan woman whose plight gained international attention when she was imprisoned for adultery after a relative raped her has been freed.
The woman, identified only as Gulnaz for her own protection, had been sentenced to prison for 12 years after she reported that her cousin’s husband had raped her two years ago. Wednesday, she was free after President Hamid Karzai intervened on her behalf.
Since rising to power in state houses across the country in the 2010 midterm elections Republican legislators have been attempting to make it harder to vote by introducing an onslaught of voter ID bills. These bills would require many to provide multiple forms of ID to cast votes, instead of relying on the systems that are currently in place. Although there has been no documented evidence of wide-spread voter fraud, many Republicans claim that the new measures are meant to secure the validity of the election process, but opponents think something far more sinister is at play: Suppressing the minority, mostly Democratic, vote.
To fight back against these voter ID laws, the NAACP has teamed up with other groups, such as the League of Women Voters to stop these measure from going into practice. This week the NAACP will petition the United Nations (UN) human rights council over what it feels are efforts to disenfranchise Black and Latino voters.
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- Republican Lawyers Group’s Own Study Undercuts Vote Fraud Claims (alternet.org)
- Senate hearing in January to tackle laws Dems say will suppress black voters (thegrio.com)
- Holder goes after TX voter ID law, turns blind eye to ID rules in other arenas (crushliberalism.com)
- Wisconsin Voter ID Law Hit With First Federal Court Challenge (huffingtonpost.com)
- NAACP to petition UN to stop voter-ID legislation in states (hotair.com)
CLICK LINK BELOW:
- Eric Holder Vows To Use Justice Department To Enforce Voting Rights (huffingtonpost.com)
- AG Holder vows to enforce civil rights protections (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- AG Holder vows to enforce civil rights protections (sfgate.com)
- AG Holder vows to enforce civil rights protections (newsok.com)
- AG Holder vows to enforce civil rights protections (mercurynews.com)
Take a moment to watch this video about a tax policy that’s likely to hit your wallet.
Just 17 days remain until the payroll tax cut expires. Unless Congress takes action, taxes go up for 160 million Americans on January 1st.
We asked one of the President’s economic advisors to put together this brief video to explain the payroll tax cut issue in basic terms. Take a look:
If you find the video useful, please share it with others. Basically every working American stands to lose money if Congress doesn’t act, and it’s important to understand why.
Senior Advisor to the President