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One of the first soldiers I lost in Iraq … LTG (Ret.) Ricardo Sanchez


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One of the first soldiers I lost in Iraq wasn’t an American citizen.

His story began like many others who come to this country seeking a better life while giving back to their communities. Some do it through public service jobs and volunteerism, others in our churches and community centers.

He chose to do it through military service, but he lacked citizenship when he made his Final Journey home — despite the fact his sacrifice for our nation was just as enduring as those born here.

Comprehensive immigration reform recently passed the U.S. Senate but remains stuck, waiting for the House of Representatives to take action.

Please join me, VoteVets, and Daily Kos in signing a petition urging them to act now. Add your name to mine and we’ll deliver your message to House leadership.

http://action.votevets.org/immigration-reform

My war experiences give me a perspective on this issue that very few others have. While in command of U.S. operations in Kosovo and Iraq, I learned the importance of controlling the borders — it was literally a life and death issue.

The bill that passed the Senate is a fair mix of proposals to secure our borders while providing immigrants an opportunity to give back to this great nation they already call home.

This is the right approach, and I hope you’ll join me in supporting it.

All the best,

LTG (Ret.) Ricardo Sanchez

Should the Fed break up “too-big-t​o-fail” financial institutio​ns?


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The next Fed chair will have enormous power and influence over our economy and financial system. That’s why Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren teamed up to write four must-answer questions for the next Fed chair nominee—whoever it may be.
Please join Daily Kos, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Democracy for America to demand answers from the next Fed chair on these four vitally important questions.
Here are the four must-answer questions that Sanders and Warren came up with:

  • Question 1: Do you believe that the Fed’s top priority should be to fulfill its full employment mandate?
  • Question 2: If you were to be confirmed as chair of the Fed, would you work to break up “too-big-to-fail” financial institutions so that they could no longer pose a catastrophic risk to the economy?
  • Question 3: Do you believe that the deregulation of Wall Street, including the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act and exempting derivatives from regulation, significantly contributed to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression?
  • Question 4: What would you do to divert the $2 trillion in excess reserves that financial institutions have parked at the Fed into more productive purposes, such as helping small- and medium-sized businesses create jobs?

We need answers to these questions to make sure that we have a Fed chair that isn’t just another Wall Street puppet.
Sign the petition: Demand answers to these four vitally important questions.
Keep fighting, Michael Langenmayr Campaign Director, Daily Kos

Tell the GOP to end the Gridlock


please join with Daily Kos and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee by signing the pledge to stand against the Guardian of Gridlock, Mitch McConnell. Click here to sign.

Mitch McConnell staged 420 filibusters since he became Minority Leader in 2007. It’s the highest rate of obstruction in history – but a badge of honor for McConnell, who once declared himself the “proud guardian of gridlock.”

After nearly three decades in Washington, McConnell is the embodiment of political dysfunction. He used partisan gridlock to kill job growth, stop aid to small businesses, hurt women’s ability to gain equal pay for equal work, and cut benefits for seniors and veterans.

America needs senators who put the real issues first. Progress can’t wait another day.

Please join with Daily Kos and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee by signing the pledge to do whatever we can to end the GOP Gridlock in the Senate.

Keep fighting,
Rachel Colyer
Campaign Director, Daily Kos

Good news from the Trayvon Martin tragedy


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Keep fighting, Sarah Burris, Daily Kos