Tell Speaker Boehner to squash the lawsuit & the impeachment talk ~ a repost


It is important that voters know Republicans are not only using Taxpayer money to sue POTUS, but their 50 votes to repeal ACA cost $34Billion, the Benghazi hearings Millions, the GOP Shutdowns = $24Billion and the IRS hearings about  $14Million + … just to name a few. Voters, who normally side with Republicans, need to ask their representative to acknowledge this behavior as big government…Nativegrl77

 

Bottom line: President Obama’s impeachment could be a reality if we don’t step up in a BIG way.

The only way we can force Boehner to squash this impeachment talk is with an absolute EXPLOSION of grassroots support.

 

 

AlterNet


The Age-Old Question: What’s Better for You, Coffee or Tea?

Larry Schwartz, AlterNet

Some surprising facts about coffee and tea will make you happy. READ MORE»

 

10 Economic Trends that Spell Doom for America’s Workers

Alex Henderson, AlterNet

We’re becoming an industrialized nation marked by an ultra-wealthy minority and widespread poverty. READ MORE»

 

 

 

Matt Taibbi and Bank Whistleblower on How JPMorgan Chase Helped Wreck the Economy and Avoid Prosecution

Amy Goodman, Juan González, Democracy Now!

A whistleblower reveals how JPMorgan Chase got away with cratering the economy. READ MORE»

 

Russell Brand: $4 Billion Spent on Elections, But Feeding the Homeless is Illegal

By Scott Kaufman, Raw Story

The British comic says homelessness can be ended with what Americans spend on Christmas decorations. READ MORE»

 

What the Midterms Mean for the Climate Movement

By Kate Aronoff, Waging Nonviolence

This election further demonstrated how intertwined the climate is with issues of economic and racial justice. Here’s what organizers need to do about it. READ MORE»

 

What the Midterms Mean for the Climate Movement

By Kate Aronoff, Waging Nonviolence

This election further demonstrated how intertwined the climate is with issues of economic and racial justice. Here’s what organizers need to do about it. READ MORE»

Just in: the new food revolution starts NOW


 {UCS
Tell President Obama it’s time for a National Food Policy.

Mr. President, we want a food revolution.

Our food and agriculture system is broken. A National Food Policy would transform our food system to ensure healthy, sustainably grown food for all.

ACTION ALERT
Tell President Obama: It’s Time for a National Food Policy

 

Have you heard? In this weekend’s Washington Post, UCS joined prominent food leaders Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, and Olivier de Schutter in a call to President Obama. It urges the president to do something bold and necessary: issue an executive order establishing a National Food Policy.

We all know our food and agriculture system is broken. For decades, UCS has demonstrated the costs of diet-related disease, the environmental toll of industrial agriculture practices, and the iron grip corporate giants have on information about what we eat. Government policies have contributed to this mess, and legislative attempts to fix it have been disjointed, lacked a clear direction, and often just made the problems worse.

A national policy for food, health, and well-being would, for the first time, define a comprehensive vision for our health, the sustainability of agricultural lands, and social and economic justice. It’s the first step toward the massive overhaul that we need to transform our food system to ensure healthy, sustainably grown food for all.

This won’t happen overnight. But right now, the real work begins—with you.

Sign the petition today to tell President Obama that you want a National Food Policy.

Take Action

Sincerely,
Ashley Elles
Ashley Elles
National Field Organizer
Food & Environment Program
Union of Concerned Scientists
Twitter: @acelles

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Ilya Sheyman, MoveOn.org Political Action


Dear MoveOn member,

First, let’s get the horrible news—which you probably already know—out of the way: Republicans are taking control of another branch of the government, getting ready to unleash a wave of reactionary politics on the country, trigger more shutdowns, and hurt our chances of getting anyone good confirmed to the Supreme Court for years. That’s just a start. And it’s real. Losing is a punch in the gut.

But the important question is: What do we do now?

Do we sulk? Sit on our hands? Retreat?

Hell, no. It’s time to fight.

The elections last night were a setback—but we’ve been here before. We’ve been in far worse places before. Now is the time to get back up and get ready to fight for our progressive values.

We knew this wasn’t going to be easy. History tells us that—in the second term—the incumbent president’s party nearly always loses seats.

We chose to fight against the expected tide of history because we knew it was important. Because people’s lives were—and are—on the line.

And yes, we lost. But we built something real and powerful that won’t disappear with Election Day.

Together, we mounted a truly moving, inspiring, impressive effort. Volunteers made more than 6.75 million calls to voters—and thousands of progressives, many of whom had never volunteered before, took action together. We showed what we as a community can do.

Together, we helped progressive Senate champions Al Franken and Jeff Merkley win big victories. And voters approved ballot measures to raise the minimum wage in all four states where it was on the ballot; legalized marijuana in a number of places; and rejected measures that would have taken away a woman’s right to choose—even in states where they voted for a Republican senator.

So while Democrats lost in many places, it’s clear the Republican Party does NOT have a mandate to enact a right-wing agenda. There’s a hunger in the country for a bold, progressive vision.

We need populist, fierce, progressive champions to feed that hunger and take back the conversation in America. And together, we’ll organize to make that happen.

We need to give no quarter to Republican extremists. Democrats in Washington need to stand strong, and fight for what we believe in. In the weeks and months ahead, that’s exactly what MoveOn members will lead the way in demanding—from lawmakers and the president.

To do all this in the days and months ahead, we need you with us. There really isn’t a moment to lose. So take (a little) time to grieve, reflect, and recharge if you need it. But then let’s get back to action. Please don’t lose hope. And never, never, never give up. We’re in this together.

And thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. For your work over the last two months, and for everything you’ll continue to do in the next two years and beyond.

Thanks, so much, for all you do.

–Ilya, Aiyi’nah, Alejandro, Amy, Anna, Ben O., Ben W., Bobby, Brian, Claudia, Corinne, Erica, Jadzia, Jo, Josh, Justin, Kate, Kristin, Manny, Maria, Mark, Matt, Milan, Nick, Patrick, Robert, Sam, Stephen, and Victoria

P.S. If you’re feeling too depressed right now to get right back in the fight, we get it. But if you’re ready to get back to work, let’s not waste one second. So how about it? Will you become a monthly donor today—and help us get to work?

Yes, I’ll chip in $5 a month.

No, I’m sorry. I can’t make a monthly donation right now.

We need to build more power in the grass roots. We need stronger, better candidates who aren’t embarrassed to say where they stand. We need to organize in red states, instead of just giving up on half the country. We need to get started today. And we need your ongoing support—because this is an ongoing fight.