Is your Senator(D) on this list? they voted with Rs to make it easier to bail out banks& to discrimination…remember 2008

The full roll-call vote is here. And the 17 members of the Democratic caucus who voted with republicans  on

Bennet (D-CO)
Carper (D-DE)
Coons (D-DE)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Hassan (D-NH)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Jones (D-AL)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Nelson (D-FL)
Peters (D-MI)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Warner (D-VA)


what with wells fargo, equifax, payday loans … a whole lot is still wrong with our financial systems …wall street should never be given the power it once had ever after the crash of 2008

go to and find out how this vote will impact people of colour … and not in a good way

Wall Street reform rollback bill makes it even easier for banks to discriminate on mortgages

I-940 ~ De-Escalate Washington

Tonight’s actions regarding I-940 are incredibly meaningful examples of what happens when people choose to open their mind, to listen and to compromise. De-Escalate Washington overcame the odds and brought this initiative to the legislature, and I want to thank them for bringing a voice that many felt had gone unheard for too long.

During this legislative session, De-Escalate Washington, many in the law enforcement community, and a bipartisan group of legislators came together to make tremendous progress on an issue that has divided so many communities across our country.

I met with many from these groups earlier tonight and thanked them for coming together and working hard to finding true compromise. Tonight’s passage avoids politicization of an emotional issue, and I hope will bring meaningful change, progress and healing.

My belief is, and I heard from many tonight, that this should be the beginning of ongoing meaningful dialogue to keep this conversation moving forward toward a safer Washington for all.

Thank you again to Reps. Goodman, Hayes, Sens. Frockt, Pedersen and all those involved in tonight’s passage.

Tell Congress: Pass a Clean Appropriations Bill ~ Anna Chu

Congress is putting child care funding and women’s health at risk. Take action now!

Dear Friend,

Today is International Women’s Day — a holiday that recognizes the fight for women’s equality here and around the world. And how is Congress celebrating? By playing political games with the budget that could hurt women and their families.

Right now, Republican leaders are scheming to use the budget process to try to attack women’s health care, including access to abortion and maternity care — and are putting child care funding at risk at the same time.

We can’t let them get away with it. 
Tell your representatives in Congress to quit playing games with our lives.

Take Action

Last month, leaders in Congress agreed on a bipartisan budget deal that would double funding for child care assistance for working parents. Now Congress needs to execute it by passing a final appropriations bill. But instead, Republicans are attempting to attach dangerous strings to the bill that threaten women’s health care, including provisions that would limit access to abortion and birth control.

By including these ideologically motivated riders, they’re jeopardizing funding for millions of parents who need help paying for child care — and possibly forcing another government shutdown. This is a critical moment in the appropriations process — and they need to hear from all of us before it’s too late.

Tell your Members of Congress to do their jobs. Now.

On a day that recognizes the advances women have made toward equality, Congress shouldn’t be pushing us backward.

Thank you for your activism,
Anna Chu
Vice President for Policy and Strategy
National Women’s Law Center

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