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Defeat :::::: Anti Woman Agenda :::::::: a repost from 2013

NARAL Pro-Choice America

Want to know the kind of world we live in? We live in a world where extremist groups actually brag about becoming a “political machine” to be able to more effectively marginalize and actually endanger women who don’t agree with them.

The Susan B. Anthony List is one such group. And this organization is raising millions of dollars to test its power in Virginia’s 2013 gubernatorial race — with the intention of electing a slate of anti-woman candidates in 2014. And we know this will only lead to even more horrific state-level anti-choice laws in states across the country.

We have to match them dollar for dollar  to protect women, to protect choice, and to protect our constitutional freedom. Will you help us stand up to the SBA List and other anti-choice organizations like them?

SBA List’s positions are like a greatest-hits collection of anti-choice, anti-woman zealotry. They’ve called Todd Akin “an excellent partner.” They said they supported former Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s comments about pregnancy from rape that “life is always a gift from God.” They even defended Virginia’s forced ultrasound bill.

The SBA List is raising millions of dollars to elect a governor in Virginia who will try to pass even more extreme laws. And it’s coming for states across the country.

I’m trying to stop them. Will you help me stop them, and protect choice at all levels?

Ilyse G. Hogue President, NARAL Pro-Choice America

Season’s Greetings … NMAAHC

National Museum of African American History of Culture
Season's Greetings
National Museum of African American History of Culture
As you reunite and celebrate with your loved ones this holiday season, I want to thank you for all that you have done to help build the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
With your support, 2013 has been a great year for the Museum. The future museum site is a frenzy of activity as we continue to raise the walls and support columns. To date, we’ve collected over 23,000 artifacts including two large pieces — a Southern Railway railroad car (segregated) and a guard tower from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola — that will be a part of our inaugural exhibition on segregation.  All of this progress is thanks to friends like you.
I wish you and your loved ones peace and joy this holiday season and into the New Year.

Lonnie G. Bunch Sincerely, Signature Lonnie G. Bunch Director

It’s in the numbers


It’s all about numbers.


Elections may seem complicated, but they’re really just a simple math problem. We know 80% of Washington voters support making our state safer by extending criminal background checks to all gun purchases. We’re going to need 50% + 1 of the votes next year for something called I-594.

Slam dunk, right?

Not so fast. We also know our opponents will do everything they can to scare and confuse voters.

To make criminal background checks a reality, we need to reach out to millions of voters to let them know what I-594 will do — and to defeat the scare tactics and misinformation the gun lobby will use to intimidate folks into voting against a measure that even gun owners overwhelmingly support.

That takes a lot of work, a lot of planning, and a lot of support from thousands of committed people just like you.

Thanks to the generous support of more than 2,500 donors we are in good shape — but to keep on track, we need 594 more to stand up for a safer Washi‌ngton by Novem‌ber 22.

We’ve set a goal of recruiting 594 donors by November 22 — click here to contribute $3, and help ensure that we have the resources to make Washington safer!

594 donors by 11/22/2013 to help us get 1,600,000 votes in 2014.

Those are the kind of numbers we’re dealing with — and we need your help to get there.

Thanks in advance!

Zach Silk
WA Alliance for Gun Responsibility

The Benghazi Hoax — And How To Fix It

Media Matters for America
It’s important to remember that the chronic misinformation you see in the media requires a certain culture to take root. Calling out those lies and distortions to make people responsible for that culture feel the pressure allows change to eventually become possible.John Whitehouse  Twitter@existentialfish

The Benghazi Hoax

Conservatives have relentlessly tried to exploit the tragic terrorist attack in Benghazi to score political points and attack President Obama and Hillary Clinton. We wrote The Benghazi Hoax to set the record straight — and expose these tawdry political attacks for the hoaxes they are. Get the eBook for just $0.99:http://benghazihoax.com/ Related: Republican Super PAC America Rising immediately tried to discredit The Benghazi Hoax, but a detailed review of their claims shows just the same old lies:http://mm4a.org/1aFZARy


The Republicans initiated the government shutdown that has cost billions. So why are David Gregory and Beltway media in a rush to blame Obama for the Republicans’ behavior? Eric Boehlertexamines how pundits blind themselves to reality through a flawed conception of leadership: http://mm4a.org/1a3pFeD


David Folkenflik’s new Rupert Murdoch biography Murdoch’s World came out recently. Joe Strupp talked with Folkenflik about the Murdoch empire: http://mm4a.org/1a2CXWB Related: Folkenflik’s reporting broke the news that Fox News used fake commenters to rebut critical blog posts:http://mm4a.org/1gXk4vr Folkenflik also reported how the new CEO of News Corp personally tried to suppress coverage of the phone hacking scandal in the Wall Street Journal:http://bit.ly/HgUeW6


The commercial Roger Ailes does not want you see.Watch the ad for The Benghazi Hoax that Fox News refused to air:http://youtu.be/LhOWni2bPmI


The right-wing misinformation about Obamacare has gotten so bad thatConsumer Reports put out a statement that begged conservatives to stop misquoting them.http://mm4a.org/1bbAvPR


This is not a rerun of a previous story. Newt Gingrich has yet another ethical conflict that compromises his ability to host a CNN program. http://mm4a.org/HfxW63


Fox News’ Disgusting Attack On Free School Meals


Luz Maria Hernandez, Immigrant Rights Activist

My name is Luz Maria Hernandez. I am 75 years old.


My name is Luz Maria Hernandez. I am 75 years old. I am a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. It was my granddaughter who urged me to get involved in the immigration reform movement — and together, on September 12, we were arrested in Washington to demand Congress pass reform with a path to citizenship.

I was not afraid of facing arrest, because I face a much more real and desperate fear: missing out on the lives of my children. Although I’ve obtained my residency, my children have been waiting in Mexico for years to have their visas approved so that we might be reunited. Immigration reform is not about border security or jobs or “getting in a line” — it is about families who have been separated by deportations, or live each day dreading that, like me, they will be separated from their loved ones for years.

You have been a committed activist to the fight for immigration reform, and now I want to ask you to join us in shaping the next phase of the campaign by participating in a non-violent direct action training happening in your community. Together, our communities will make history for the rights and dignity of all immigrant families. Click here to join the below action. Send an RSVP email with your name, location, and the best number to reach you to my friend Grecia, a national field organizer.

Non-Violent Direct Action Training Saturday, October 26th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Seattle, WA

I will do whatever it takes to help those that suffer as my family has suffered, but I am only one person. That is why I am asking you to take action with me, to make a difference.

Stand with me.

Sí se puede,

Luz Maria Hernandez Wisconsinite