This was emailed to persons on the email list yesterday afternoon: Political pundits and the billionaire class are watching very closely to see what Bernie supporters do next. Some of them might be tempted to believe our political revolution is toast. They want our extraordinary phone banking, door knocking, and grassroots organizing efforts to stop. They want us to get discouraged. They want to vanquish our movement once and for all. We aren’t going to let that happen. That’s why, on the evening of August 24, we will kick off a new organization called Our Revolution with a major live … Continue reading →
OvershootDay.Org On August 8, 2016, we will have used as much from nature as our planet can renew in the whole year. We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can sequester. From Gawker: Today is Earth Overshoot Day—the day when humanity has consumed more natural resources than the planet is able to generate in a single calendar year. Disturbingly, this date is happening earlier with each passing year. According to the Global Footprint Network, an international think tank concerned with environmental sustainability, … Continue reading →
Lambert Strether over at Naked Capitalism has an idea for keeping the pressure on the House of Representatives regarding the TTP. It’s a two part strategy: “The key [to preventing TPP from coming to a vote in the lame duck] is to get House Democrats on record before the election as opposing TPP, and then getting them to lobby the 28 Democrats who supported the “fast track” Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to oppose a vote after the election. These 28 are: Terri Sewell (AL-07); Susan Davis (CA-53); Sam Farr (CA-20); Jim Costa (CA-16); Ami Bera (CA-07); Scott Peters (CA-52); Jared … Continue reading →
This is a long list folks…click on the events to go too an event’s homepage for more info: Events OFFICIAL SCHEDULE speakers, rally / marches MAJOR EVENTS NOTE: The City of Philadelphia has informally told us that camping will be “tolerated” around the city, including in FDR Park at night. Please fold/pack up your tents during the day – it will be crazy full with activities at FDR Park. Bernie delgates – need help/donations. Donations – for Bernie DNC delegates Philly.FYI had an amazing man donate large-scale stage/equipment. Come help organize this production. All day, Sat/Sun – FDR Park, Zone … Continue reading →
There’s a petition below asking members of Congress to sign a bipartisan bill to reinstate a 21st Century Glass Steagall Act. Americans for Financial Reform is an research/advocacy group of progressive organizations that are in solidarity with financial reform. The quality of this organization is exemplified, IMO, by the fact that Alexis Goldstein is a senior researcher for this organization. As you may remember, she was interviewed several times by Chris Hayes on MSNBC during the Occupy sit ins. I think she mentioned in one of those interviews that she had worked on Wall Street and that experience, intelligence and dedication … Continue reading →
Jul 21, 2016 — Over 135,000 people have come together to call for dedicated resources to develop computer science education in classrooms throughout the country. That’s great! Lend your voice and tell Congress why Computer Science is important to you: http://www.csecoalition.org/takeaction Last week, Congress Members gathered to discuss changes to the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Bill. While the committee did not pass targeted funding for K-12 computer science education, a bipartisan group of Congressional members reaffirmed the need for computer science education. At the state level, governors across the US have been vocal in their support for … 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 →
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News Flash: For those of you who like to take action and sign petitions, LD has established a link on the top right of the Menu Bar called Action Alert!. Click on that and then from the drop down box, select Sign Petitions. Here you will be able to find every petition ever posted on TPW. Thanks, LD! 1.Sign the petition demanding accountability for Philando Castile and Alton Sterling’s murders. 2.Tell Gov. Jerry Brown: Protect our food from toxic oil wastewater. 3.Urge your senators to reject every attempt to undermine or obstruct the new overtime rule » 4.Sign our petition … Continue reading →
PLEASE circulate these petitions: Yesterday, an “Indict Hillary” petition was put on the White House website, following Comey’s decision to keep his and his family’s wefare on good standing in the face of the Clinton Crime Family. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/indict-hillary-clinton-mismanagement-sensitive-information-email-communications UPDATE THREE: Another important petition is up at WhiteHouse.gov, please sign and circulate: “Charge Hillary Rodham Clinton pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 641, 793, 794, 798, 952, and 1924” This one has almost 30k sigs… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/charge-hillary-rodham-clinton-… Well, this may be a way that we can express our outrage at the blatant way that the ‘fix’ has been, is and will always be … Continue reading →