Happy Indigenous Peoples Day friends. I’m fairly exhausted from my weekend so I admit to sleeping in and not doing as much news rounding up as I might normally have taken part in.
Given the nature of the ‘holiday’ Starting of with Red Eagle’s ‘Song of Surivival’ and then I’ll put the news in the comment threads.
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Also in this post:
*How Does Dental Care Fit Into the Healthcare Debate? *Nina Turner’s gripping speech at Our Revolution Texas Gulf Coast *Trump Proposal on Dreamers Nothing But ‘Red Meat for Xenophobic Extremists’ *Puerto Rico Faces a Medicaid Crisis *Water Protector news, Pipeline Updates & More.
Good morning friends, starting things off with Van Jones & Nina Turner’s weekend speeches on Medicare for All and then the rest of the news will be in the comments.
The video is a bit clipped and Van Jones starts around the 8 minute mark and then Nina Turner follows… and wow, what a speech:
Also in this news roundup:
*Our Bad Foreign Policy *“Medicare for all” could be cheaper than you think *While Trump Stokes Division, Warnings Against Ignoring Ongoing Crisis in Puerto Rico *Outlets That Scolded Sanders Over Deficits Uniformly Silent on $700B Pentagon Handout *Obama: ‘The world has never been healthier, wealthier or less violent’ *The Man Taking On Ted Cruz Talks Sanders, Single-Payer, and Beowulf *Why Is Stephen Jaffe Trying to Unseat Nancy Pelosi? & Much More
As a geoscientist, activist, and single mother, Roza Calderon knows that we need leaders who represent real people’s needs over party interests. That means combating climate change, fighting for Medicare for All, and building an inclusive economy – not because it’s popular, because it’s the right thing to do for California’s 4th District.
Raised in the “All-American City” of Lincoln, CA, she planted her roots and is raising her family in Congressional District 4. Roza values hard work and understands the importance of restoring the faith in the American Dream. She is dedicated to standing up for working, blue-collar families to secure their livelihoods. The American Dream is rooted in the ideas that every child deserves equal opportunity to excel and that individuals who work hard should have a fair shot to get ahead, no matter where they started in life.
We are a nation united by civic values. These beliefs help build our national character and our economy. When we provide equal opportunity for all, our economy does better for everyone. Roza will fight for every Californian and American to make sure the American Dream is there for the next generation and many more to come.
Invest in rural America & rebuild American industry ◦Offer tuition-free education to qualified students at all public colleges & trade schools ◦Strengthen unions & worker’s rights ◦Raise the minimum wage to $15/hour o Repair our country’s crumbling infrastructure ◦Create millions of new high-wage jobs in high-value industries like renewable energy & tech
Healthcare *Single-payer healthcare through Medicare for all ◦Fight to protect veteran’s benefits ◦Stop insurance & big pharmaceuticals from controlling and destroying lives ◦Increase the number of doctors, clinics, and hospitals o Stop the American medical association(AMA) from creating doctor shortages for profit
Fight for American families *Get money out of politics to ensure representation – your vote should count! ◦Fight for equity in our K-12 system – it’s our nation’s foundation ◦Support working families & fight to increase our vanishing middle class to Eliminate regulations that favor of big business over small businesses ◦Cut taxes for middle and lower income Americans ◦Defend our natural resources & protect our environment – stop mismanagement that risks lives o Fight for net neutrality & end the digital divide
Immigration◦ *Secure roadmap to citizenship ◦Implement an employment verification system ◦Reduce immigration backlog & secure our borders
Human Rights◦ ◦Be a champion for LBGTQ, BLM, Women’s Rights, and every person who is disenfranchised ◦Defend free speech and expression ◦Combat homelessness ◦Promote diplomacy not war