Good morning friends. I have links I intended to post yesterday as well as all of the new stuff I am reading/watching so will just get straight to it and start with a conversation with Nina Turner. Everything else will be in the comments, hope you can join me!
City Club CEO Dan Moulthrop talks with Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator and Bernie Sanders’ surrogate on the campaign trail, about lessons learned from the “Bernie Revolution”
Good morning friends! I’ll get straight to the news and start with Emma Vigeland of TYT Politics speaking with Tulsi Gabbard about her recent trip to Syria where she met with both civilians and President Bashar al Assad:
As usual the rest of the news I’m reading/watching will be in the comments. See you there! (And if you have any issues, please contact the tpwhelpdesk via the gmail)
Happy Sunday All! Wanted to share a few things, first a short vid showing the line to get inside to hear all the speakers, including Bernie, speak on behalf of health care policy in Michigan: The line in Warren, MI where it's 28°, waiting to see a 75-year old talk health care policy. 🎶Times are a-changin'🎶 pic.twitter.com/67ItkJ0kPx — Our Revolution (@OurRevolution) January 15, 2017 Here is a link for that rally: Here’s is Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood discovering that perhaps she’d backed the wrong candidate last year: In case anyone ever doubted that people would show up to fight …Continue reading →
Good morning friends! Once again apologies for the issues yesterday, WordPress seems determined to have me spending all of my time I have the internet back to working researching various support forums.
Hope you are all well! I’ll throw a couple fairly recent Nina Turner videos out to start the Open Thread with and then put more stuff in the comments through the day as I read/watch it.
Hello friends, just got back from the livestream gathering and I ought I’d throw a couple of things out there while they were fresh in my mind: The group, about 35 people or so, was somewhat older, generally reserved, and a lot of them obviously knew each other (more about that later). We all seemed to enjoy seeing Bernie again and were sad to see him leave the stage. As quiet and attentive as everyone was, you could hear the faintest of moans when Bernie said that he couldn’t lead the effort because of being in the Senate. And ditto …Continue reading →
This is an update. See below original post. This evening Cleveland.com (the online version of the Cleveland Plain Dealer) reports that Nina Turner, firebrand surrogate for Bernie Sanders, is mulling over an offer to join Jill Stein’s VP for the Green Party ticket. Massachusetts physician Jill Stein, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, reached out with the pitch, Turner told cleveland.com Sunday evening in a telephone interview. The Hill has also picked up this story. The Green Party opens its convention Thursday in Houston. Turner would stand for nomination there if she agrees to be Stein’s running mate. Her decision is …Continue reading →
Cnn and Politico are reporting that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is stepping down, likely due to pressure from the DNC Party Officials. This morning, Bernie Sanders on MTP, This Week, and SOTU said that the DNC chairman should step aside. From Politico: Wasserman Schultz became fatally damaged goods in her own party after WikiLeaks released a trove of internal DNC emails, including correspondence in which Wasserman Schultz referred to Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver as a “damn liar” and an “ASS” and said the senator has “never been a member of the Democratic Party and has no understanding of what we …Continue reading →
While covering the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Democracy Now! visited Cudell Park, where Tamir Rice was gunned down by two officers in November of 2014 while he was playing with a toy pellet gun. A 911 caller reported seeing Rice with a weapon, but noted it was “probably fake.” That information was not relayed to the responding officers, who shot him within two seconds of arriving at the scene. A grand jury failed to bring charges against either of the officers. In April, Cleveland officials agreed to pay $6 million to settle a lawsuit by the family of Tamir Rice. We speak with Nina Turner, who is a former state senator and former city councilmember whose son is a police officer and husband is a retired police officer.
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From DemocracyNow! Following Sunday’s killing of three police officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday, after a week of protests sparked by the fatal shooting by police of resident Alton Sterling, we speak with former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, who is in Cleveland, where Democracy Now! is covering the Republican National Convention. Her son is a police officer, and her husband is a retired police officer. “Good police officers prop up bad police officers, and they won’t tell, they won’t talk about what is wrong within this system,” Turner says. “We have to have good police officers call out their …Continue reading →
From Cleveland.Com Times are hard, but I’ve never been more fired up to fight for the dreams of average people. I have seen firsthand what can happen when ordinary people take a stand for fairness and inclusion and against hate and division. Last week’s shocking wave of violence reminded me of the challenges our nation continues to face. As the mother of an African-American police officer, the tragic deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the five Dallas police officers struck me at the core of my soul. Any one of those young men could have been my son. In …Continue reading →
I imagine many of you are on this mailing list already, but incase you are not: Nina Turner is one of the most powerful voices in the progressive movement. A former Ohio State Senator, in 2014 she ran for Secretary of State with DFA’s strong support to reverse the attack on Ohio’s voting rights. Recently, she’s become a prominent spokesperson for Bernie Sanders. Nina is also a national leader in the fight to build a more reflective democracy based in economic and racial justice. Read on to see Nina draw attention to two very important campaigns involving voting rights and …Continue reading →