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The Republican Budget … Campaign for America’s Future


 Reminders ! posted in 4/2015

Republicans aren’t ashamed or embarrassed. They are so in love with their big ideas to remake America, they introduced them twice.

Once in the House , again in the Senate

  • 11 million families, seniors and children will lose food stamps.
  • 35,000 children will not get Head Start.
  • 133,000 fewer poor families will get housing assistance.
  • 2 million fewer workers will receive job training and employment services.
  • $1.2 billion will be cut from education. That could fund 4,500 schools and 17,000 teachers. Seniors aren’t exempt from the devastating cuts. The House GOP plan turns Medicare into a “premium support” model that essentially replaces the guarantee of quality healthcare for seniors with a system of coupons. They slash services, including 500,000 fewer rides to doctors and grocery stores.

Campaign for America’s Future has heard these terrible ideas before. We’ve exposed them and helped defeat them.

We can do it again with your help. Can you contribute $10 today to fight the GOP’s dangerous and dishonest efforts to cut food stamps, housing assistance and other vital programs?

This is a fight we undertake together – in 2015, 2016 and beyond

Thank you for your commitment.

Carly Fiorina is a Job Killer ~~ repost

Brave New Films

Click here to watch the video

Carly Fiorina often touts her business experience while she was the CEO of Hewlett-Packard but leaves out a very important part of her track-record.

During Fiorina’s tenure, she laid off 30,000 workers and shipped their jobs overseas to India and China. All you have to do is listen to the voices of former Hewlett-Packard employees to get to know the REAL Carly:

“After 21 years and 18 months shy of retirement, I was laid off…I lost about 50% of my retirement nest egg by believing what she was saying.” – Mike Angles, Laid-off Manager – Hewlett Packard

“The layoff was very hard. We’ve gone from two cars in the driveway and all things you would need…and now we are trying to remodify our loan…a matter of fact, now we’re on food stamps.” – Susan Walsh, Laid-off Executive Assistant – Hewlett Packard

Watch this video and tell your friends about Carly’s job killing record.

And, check out the coverage in The New York Times.

In these tough economic times, we need to bring jobs to the state, not ship them overseas because the labor is cheaper.

Robert Greenwald and the Brave New Films team

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2016 DNC host city

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Join us.
We’re ready to elect another Democrat as the 45th President of the United States in 2016, and today we’re taking a big step on our path toward doing that.

After much buildup and very careful consideration over which city will host our 2016 Democratic National Convention, I’m pleased to announce that we’ll nominate the next President of the United States in Philadelphia — the City of Brotherly Love.

We’re going to have a great time together come July 2016 in Philadelphia — and many more details are coming soon. But there’s plenty of work for us to do before we reach Philadelphia, and Democrats will need your help to keep the White House blue.

So if you’re committed to electing the Democrat we’ll nominate next July, then add your name here and I’ll make sure you stay in the loop:


What “Green” Means…organic, natural and sustainable

1)the certified organic label is regulated by the USDA and indicates the absence of most conventional fertilizers and chemicals.  A processed product(one that contains more than two ingredients)must have at least 95% organic material

2)The Demeter-certified Bio-dynamic designation means that farmers use practices emphasizing a holistic connection with nature.  The nonprofit has been certifying produce and wine since 1982 and bans harmful chemicals and synthetic fertilizers.

3)Fair Trade products like coffee and chocolate are certified by the Fair Trade Federation, an international group working to relieve poverty.  They ensure that producers receive a fair wage and that production practices promote long-term environmental sustainability and community  development.

4)Green Seal is an independent nonprofit that promotes the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products.  The seal accredited everything from hand soap to hotels.

5)Local generally refers to products grown within a 100-to-150 mile radius. Transporting goods locally uses fewer fossil fuels than shipping them from around the word. buy local

6)Natural means that the product contains no artificial colours or flavors ..not certified or regulated

7)Post-consumer recycled is material that has been sold, used and then recycled.  It is the gold standard for recycled products

8)Sustainable forestry paper products are certified by the forest stewardship council and come from forests that are managed for long-term productivity and biological diversity.

Rachel Mount

Tell the Labor Department to support equal pay ~ a repost

BudgetEconomyTell the Labor Department to support equal pay

Did you know that some employers tell their workers that they cannot talk about their wages? Or that some workers could be punished for having a conversation with a co-worker about their paychecks?

For too many, that’s the truth. More than 6 in 10 private-sector workers say their employer either bars or discourages them from sharing information about their pay.

This unfair practice allows companies to keep wage discrepancies hidden. It also contributes to discrimination in the workplace. And that’s bad news for our work on equal pay.

But there’s good news, too: The Department of Labor is working on a plan to end these salary gag rules. Here’s your chance to tell it you support these efforts.

Tell the Department of Labor you support
this equal pay rule
Send a comment to the Department of Labor telling it that workersshould not be punished for talking about their pay.Take Action

If workers could talk about their wages openly and without fear, they could find out if they’re being paid less and determine if the discrepancy is due to discrimination based on their gender, race, or ethnicity.

And of course, women are hit hardest by wage discrepancies. Overall, women make just 78 cents for every dollar a man makes. African American women face a larger gap when their wages are compared to white men, making just 64 cents on the dollar. And Latinas make only 56 cents compared to white men.

Plus, the proposed rule wouldn’t just prohibit retaliation against workers who discuss their pay. It would also require contractors to give employees clear information about how they’re protected from retaliation for discussing pay.

Help us fight for equal pay for women today. Send a comment to the Department of Labor.

Thank you for taking action.

Fatima Goss Graves
Vice President for Education and Employment
National Women’s Law Center