THE NDP TOOK ALBERTA!!

Dear tumblr friends, a momentous thing has occurred which you may not be aware of.

The Province of Alberta has officially ushered in its first non-conservative government in 44 years, and it’s first New Democratic Party (NDP) government in history, dramatically shifting the Canadian political landscape.

Previously believed to be a stalwart right-wing conservative province, Alberta has, overnight, changed allegiances to the most viable left-wing political party on the horizon, with a stunning majority.

This is huge. This is a massive turnabout. This is Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas all voting democrat.

This is the start of some big, big changes. It’s an exciting day. The National Post called it a ‘Miracle on the Prairies’, and I’m inclined to agree.

Why EVERY single American student should support Bernie Sanders

Given the outrageously high tuition at most American colleges, free higher education might seem like a crazy pipe dream. However it would only cost an estimated $80 billion a year to make higher education free for everybody. To put that into perspective the defense budget for fiscal year 2015 was $495 Billion. Just one sixth of that could make a college education free for every student in the United States. College is important for competing in the globalized economy, but it is even more imperative that we have an educated society capable of navigating the complex modern world we live in. Bernie Sanders is the only candidate supporting universal education and there are more ways than one to foot that bill. That said, the pros of universal college education outweigh the cons ten fold. Bernie Sanders 2016!

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The third pic is for that nameless white bitch who called me a terrorist at the first house party I ever went to with my skin colour as her only evidence 👌 Thanks for ruining my day honey! Nice to meet you too! ✨Happy #AsianInvasion & #AceDay!✨ A genuine thank you to those who have and maybe will reblog my face I did not expect that at all ❤️

Just saw this post circulating with the image above, and I, of course, had to make sure people weren’t being sheep and believing some of the more inaccurate statements within this graph.

So, here is the actual information about Hillary clinton and her beliefs (Directly copied from link above):

All of the information provided below comes from ontheissues.org, a well-known and reliable source of political information, as well as correctrecord.org, which has the mission of correcting misinformation about Hillary, like what’s found in this post.

Hillary on…

Gay Marriage:

Hillary has recently been in strong support of Gay Marriage and LGBTQ+ rights.

What has she done about it?

  • Voted NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Rated 89% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)

Drugs and Marijuana:

  • Medical marijuana now; wait-and-see on recreational pot. (Jul 2014)
  • Medical marijuana maybe ok; states decide recreational use. (Jun 2014)
  • Divert non-violent drug offenders away from prison. (Jun 2007)

Minimum Wage:

Hillary has been an advocate for higher minimum wages since the 2000′s.

(ontheissues did not have a lot of information on Hillary’s modern opinions, but here is a record of her past.)

  • No salary increase for Congress until minimum wage increased. (Jul 2007)
  • Would accept minimum wage as president. (Jul 2007)
  • Stand up for unions; organize for fair wages. (Jun 2007)
  • Sponsored bill linking minimum wage to Congress’ pay raises.
  • (May 2006)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Sponsored bill enforcing against gender pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)

Here are some other articles that demonstrate that she is in favor of raising the minimum wage:

  • This tweet from april 15th, 2015: “ Every American deserves a fair shot at success. Fast food & child care workers shouldn’t have to march in streets for living wages. -H” (x), and within the same article, she joins a march to show support for the 15 dollar minimum wage.
  • Hillary Clinton fought to tie the minimum wage to future increases in congressional salaries. Hillary Clintonrepeatedly introduced the Standing with Minimum Wage Earners Act to bind future salary increases for Congress to mandatory increases in the federal minimum wage. Under the provisions of the legislation, the federal minimum wage would be “automatically increased” by “a percentage equal to the percentage by which the annual rate of pay for Members of Congress increased for such year…” Speaking to the importance of her bill, Senator Clinton said, “We can no longer stand by and regularly give ourselves a pay increase while denying a minimum wage increase to help the more than 7 million men and women working hard across this nation. At a time when working families are struggling to put food on the table, it’s critically important that we here in Washington do something. If Members of Congress need an annual cost of living adjustment, then certainly the lowest-paid members of our society do too.” “ (x)

Big Business:

While Hillary may not be as anti-corporate as many liberals would like her to be, she is by no means meas “pro big business,”

  • Voted YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Rated 80% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006) (For those of you who don’t know, progressive taxation is high for those with large incomes, and low for those with low incomes.)
  • Ensure net neutrality: no corporate-tiered Internet. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)

For Affordable College:

  • Voted YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Senator Clinton has said a key to making America strong and confident is a higher education system accessible to all who seek it. Senator Clinton fought for a fairer student loan repayment system, worked to increase public awareness of financial aid opportunities and fought to protect and preserve federal Pell Grants for student borrowers. She helped support veterans who are continuing their educations, and as Arkansas First Lady she headed a program to aid single parents getting their degrees. (x)  

On the Internet :

While internet censorship is not a focal point of her campaign, Hillary has stated on several occasions that she is against corporate based internet.

  • Ensure net neutrality: no corporate-tiered Internet. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)

Against the Iraq war:

While, once upon a time, Hillary was in favor of the Iraq war, she has long since changed her mind after watching the effects it had on our country.

  • “I got it wrong on 2002 Iraq War vote.” (Jun 2014)
  • “Bush misused authorization for war. “(Jun 2007)&”The Iraq war is Bush’s war. “(Jun 2007)
  • Opposed funding Iraq War; no escalation. (Aug 2009)

In Closing:

While Hillary Clinton may not check every box, it is important that we recognize the truth about her beliefs and goals, so that we, as a people, can make  a more informed decision in the 2016 election.

Another important fact to consider is that when two candidate run for a political party, the votes end up being divided in a way that presents either candidate from receiving a majority of votes. Personally, I believe both Sanders and Hillary are worthy of my vote, and I will be taking my cue from the polls and other democrats to ensure that I do not spread votes in such a way that the GOP candidates have a majority.

What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who only has eyes, if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician…if he is a boxer, just his muscles? Far from it: at the same time he is also a political being, constantly aware of the heartbreaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image… No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.
—  Pablo Picasso
the amount of young people on tumblr who are going to be able to vote in the next election scares the shit out of me.

Please,

RESEARCH.

DO NOT base all of your opinions off of what you see on this website.

Access and take in as much information as you can. Look at the candidates from democrat’s point of views, from republican’s point of views, talk to your parents, family, neighbors, teachers, etc. regardless of if you agree with their political opinions or not - This is how you learn.

Find out ideas, how these people want our country to be run and what the effects on all the american people will be. Consider what has worked and not worked in other countries of the same political agenda - FOR BOTH SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES.

Do not perpetuate the RIDICULOUS hatred of “white republican men” having a place in our office.Gender and race is not an issue when it comes to the person who is running our country; what they want for our country, what they believe in, and what you believe in is the deciding factor. 

Just, for the love of god people don’t jump on the whole “I hate white republican men they suck!!” bandwagon. 

Just please educate yourselves before voting; your vote makes a big difference.