Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) members across the country visit their Congressional representatives and urge them to back progressive legislation. PDA Tucson visited Congressman Ron Barber's office today-- the third time since he was elected.
http://www.naacp.org/ - email sent nationwide to members of the NAACP - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
It was only a year ago this week we were embroiled in the "Too Much Doubt" campaign. We were fighting to save a man's life; bringing to light the overwhelming evidence of Troy Davis' innocence.
About 50 CWAers and progressive activists who registered as stakeholders attended a briefing session with negotiators and asked questions and raised concerns about the deal. CWA locals from D2-13 turned out for the event, along with CWA headquarters staff.
Some statements by corporate chieftains tickle my funny bone – but more often they torture my cynical bone.
Take the hoary claim that today's extravagant level of CEO pay is the natural product of the magical free market. To attract top executive talent, goes this line, it's simply essential to lay out a feast of big bucks.
At last, someone has stood up for America's downtrodden. I mean, of course, the downtrodden Wall Street banks.
This defender of fat cat bankers moans that public anger at the behemoths is "unprecedented." He wails that poor Wall Streeters, publicly assailed as "greedy," are having to fend off "the misguided idea that we should break up the nations largest banks."
A leaked fundraising video caused a stir Monday when it showed Mitt Romney taking a rather caustic view of Obama supporters.
In particular, Romney bemoaned the fact that nearly half the country doesn’t pay federal income taxes: “These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn’t connect. … [M]y job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
With just seven weeks left in the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney’s efforts to recast his campaign in response to critics and a drop in polls have been derailed by new criticism of a leaked video that shows him dismissing President Obama’s supporters as people who take no responsibility for their livelihoods and who think they are entitled to government handouts.
In politics when it rains, it pours.
In Lyndon Johnson's colorful barnyard phrase, "You can't make chicken salad out of chicken sh[bleep]."
But Paul Ryan, the GOP's current vice-presidential nominee, has spent his lifetime career in national government trying to do exactly that. Over the years, the ambitions right-wing politico has carefully assembled a mixed salad of positive adjectives to create his public persona: an earnest, straight-shooting, big thinker with integrity and deeply-held, conservative convictions.
Poor Alec just keeps bumbling, stumbling, and tumbling.
You could feel sorry for such a hapless soul, except that this isn't a person, but the soulless ALEC – the American Legislative Exchange Council. This secretive corporate front is behind hundreds of regressive and repressive bills that're being pushed through Republican-controlled state legislatures. Its bills and tactics are so venomous that 35 of ALEC's brand-name corporate funders – from Amazon to Walmart – have withdrawn their names and money this year.
Senate Republicans prevented a veterans’ jobs bill from coming to a vote today by forcing a budget point of order vote. Democrats came up 2 votes short of the 60 needed to defeat the GOP’s budget measure.
The Veterans Jobs Corps bill — which is part of President Obama’s push to secure jobs for veterans — would have provided $1 billion over five years to hire 20,000 young veterans for public lands jobs and prioritize vets for first responder jobs such as police, firefighter, or EMT.
Timothy M. Kaine has jumped ahead of George Allen for the first time in their U.S. Senate race, according to a new Washington Post poll in Virginia, changing the complexion of a nationally watched contest that could help determine which party controls the chamber.
"Chicago’s teachers and parents sparked a national conversation about how we make every public school a school where parents want to send their kids and teachers want to teach," said the AFT’s Weingarten.
Washington—Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten following the Chicago Teachers Union vote to return to school.
In honor of the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, the Chairs of the “Quad-Caucus,” Reps Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), Charles Gonzalez (D-TX) of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Judy Chu (D-CA) of the Congressional Asian and Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) released a joint statement condemning the threats posed by new restrictive voting laws being passed all over the country.