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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.

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:


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Historic negotiations with Iran

VoteVets.orgThis is historic. Iran, and western governments, including the United States, have negotiated a framework that would end the immediate threat of a nuclear Iran.

As Major General (Ret.) Paul Eaton, Brigadier General (Ret.) Steven Anderson, and Colin Powell’s former Chief of Staff, Colonel (Ret.) Lawrence Wilkerson said:

“[This agreement] sends a very strong signal to all of us in the US, and especially those in Congress — the United States will stand up firmly to Iran, when Iran’s demands conflict with our best interests. There can be no doubt that our negotiating team, while fair, is tough.

At the same time, our team remains committed to negotiating a good deal, that will move the region away from another war in the Middle East, peacefully. That is in the best traditions of America, and its leadership role in the world. It is an ideal to which we all must remain committed – for America, for our military, and for our security.”

Join retired Generals Eaton, Anderson, Wilkerson and VoteVets and add your name in support of these historic negotiations with Iran.

This framework would set the stage for an incredibly strong deal, which would drastically cut back Iran’s nuclear capability, limit it to peaceful purposes, force it to submit to constant, intrusive inspections, and not see any relief in sanctions until it proves to nuclear inspectors that it is meeting benchmarks.

In short, it would defuse a major powder keg in the region, that would have led to a protracted war in the Middle East.

But this is not done. Hardliners in Congress still may try to derail a final agreement. We need to stand up to them. You can help do that, by signing on to the statement from retired Generals Eaton, Anderson, Wilkerson and VoteVets:


Thanks for your support, and we will keep you up to date.

Jon Soltz
Iraq War Veteran
Chairman, VoteVets.org

Canadian Supreme Court Rules Against Chevron and in Favor of Ecuadorians!

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The ruling is a victory for human rights and environmental justice

The law has finally caught up with Chevron. Today’s unanimous decision from the Supreme Court of Canada opens the door for Ecuadorian indigenous and farmer communities to enforce their $9.5 billion USD verdict against Chevron and is a major victory for human rights and corporate accountability.

Chevron’s deliberate dumping of 18 billion gallons of toxic waste water and 17 million gallons of crude into the Ecuadorian Amazon created a massive health crisis and remains one of the worst oil-related environmental crimes in history. After being found guilty of its drill and dump tactics in Ecuador, Chevron has been on the run, spending billions on retaliatory legal attacks seeking to delay justice rather than fulfilling its legal obligations to carry out a full-scale environmental clean-up and provide potable water and health care to the communities it poisoned.

This article from this morning’s Globe and Mail provides more background and details.