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Bernie Sanders Urges His Followers to Take Down Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Bernie Sanders' war to take down Hillary Clinton looks close to sputtering out. But that doesn't mean the Vermont insurgent is done trying to reshape the Democratic Party. Sanders is now asking his considerable grassroots support to aim their ire at a South Florida target: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the...
By Tim Elfrink

“We’re doing this because it is too late for establishment politics and establishment economics,” reads an email blast from Sanders’ campaign. “We need real change. We need U.S. senators, members of Congress, and state legislators who have the guts to take on the big-money interests whose greed is destroying the American middle class.”

Calling your North Carolina Representative about voting against the Anti- LGBTQ Marriage Amendments

Click this link and look up your representative 

 House Bill 777 and Senate Bill 106 are the bills in question. Theses are state General Assembly bills (Not federal congressional. So call the right representatives!) 

You can just say something like this 

‘I’m leaving a message for Sen/Rep (NAME). My name is Kristen and I’m your constituent from (CITY) I urge you to oppose HB777/SB106, the anti-marriage amendments, to protect our constitution and to prevent needless harm to all NC families. Improving our local economy is what you need to focus your energy on, not furthering social injustices on our residents. Thank you.“

If you are actually able to speak with your representative (Mine was not taking calls at that moment according to his secretary. So I left a message.) you can say the same thing but maybe shake it up with personal reasons why you are calling such as

"I was raised by an LGBTQ couple,” or “I would personally be affected and harmed if these bills were to pass.”

One thing I included in my email was:

“North Carolina has historically been a progressive state in social issues, we elected African American Congressional Representative James O'Hara in the 19th Century. Please continue that image of progress and acceptance by voting against these bills" 

I know a lot of people think calling does no good. But it MIGHT and that little glimmer of hope is all it takes for me. 

I will be emailing my message to my representative as well. I want to make sure they actually hear from me. 

Any questions, my ask box is open. Please reblog this and help spread the word. They don’t vote until the end of the week. 

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Democrats Introduce Bill to Ensure 'Religious Freedom' Law Is Not Used For Anti-LGBT Discrimination
'Do No Harm Act' Would Prohibit Federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act From Being Used Against Minorities

Two congressional Democrats Wednesday morning introduced the Do No Harm Act into the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, should it become law, would fix the federal 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it could be manipulated by religious institutions and corporation, as in the Hobby Lobby case.

We are proud to support this #RFRAFix that will protect religious minorities, LGBT people & women against discrimination #DoNoHarm

— ACLU National (@ACLU)

May 18, 2016

“The Do No Harm Act would place much needed limitations on RFRA so that it can be used as a shield for religious exercise but not as a sword. With the Do No Harm Act, RFRA could no longer be invoked to justify discrimination, denial of health care, or other harms,” Louise Melling, deputy legal director of the ACLU, said in a statement. “We at the ACLU are proud to stand in support of this legislation.”

The ACLU’s website states the Do No Harm Act would prevent the RFRA from being “invoked to trump the rights of others” in areas including: nondiscrimination laws, workplace laws regarding wages and compensation, laws protecting children’s welfare, laws ensuring access to healthcare, provision of goods and services under government grants and contracts, and provision of government services.

Calling the Do No Harm Act “an urgently needed course correction,” Jennifer C. Pizer, Senior Counsel and Director, Law & Policy Project at Lambda Legal stated “the federal RFRA law absolutely needs this clarification.”

Since long before the LGBT civil rights movement even started, our communities have been targeted by religion-based efforts to condemn, control, and restrict the lives and equal opportunities of gay and transgender people, same-sex couples, and people living with HIV.

In recent years, too many of those who oppose the equality and inclusion of LGBT people have insisted upon religious exemptions from laws providing nondiscrimination and other protections everyone should have at work, at school, in medical offices and in social services.

.@repbobbyscott and @RepJoeKennedy introduce the #DoNoHarm act, a #rfra fix bill. pic.twitter.com/toIAQ58KHd

— Protect Thy Neighbor (@protectneighbor)

May 18, 2016

Today @RepJoeKennedy & @repbobbyscott introduced the #DoNoHarm Act to protect religious freedom w/o discrimination #ReligionWithoutHarm

— ACLU National (@ACLU)

May 18, 2016

The bill was introduced by Democratic Reps. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts and Bobby Scott of Virginia.

State legislatures last year filed dozens of so-called RFRA bills they claimed were modeled on the federal law, but greatly expanded the definition of “individual” to include any entity, including for-profit corporations.

#DoNoHarm Act introduced in Congress! Read why it’s important for our communities: https://t.co/6kvUzAPZKn #LGBT pic.twitter.com/FgDStkTSZc

— Lambda Legal (@LambdaLegal)

May 18, 2016

I want to see the Do No Harm Act enacted into law to put the scope of the RFRA back to its original intent.

h/t: David Badash at The New Civil Rights Movement

PDP will return to power in 2019 – Dickson

PDP will return to power in 2019 – Dickson

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Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has stated that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was doing all it could to reclaim power in 2019.

The governor, who made this remarks at the party’s state congress in Yenagoa, called on members of the PDP nationwide to work hard at getting back power at the national level.

Dickson in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS),…

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Republicans lose supermajority in Texas House

AUSTIN, TX – Republicans have lost their 102-member supermajority in the Texas House, opening the door for Democrats to slow or block the majority’s conservative agenda.

Democrats have won more than 50 seats in the 150-member lower chamber of the Legislature. That means Republicans can no longer suspend the rules to push through legislation over the objections of minority Democrats.

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This is such great news!

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Manipur elections: Congress scores roof trick

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 22:00
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IMPHAL: In an Assam redux, the Assignation performed a hat-trick in Manipur, sweeping the census report results Tuesday with a two-thirds majority in the 60-member assembly.

The party, under At the head Care for Okram Ibobi Singh, above improved its tally by 12 seats over the 2007 elections yet the Congress secured 30 seats.

Ibobi Singh will be the second chief minister in the northeastern to make alter to the top seat for the third consecutive loiter in recent times after Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

While Gogoi brought the party to power in Assam in favor 2001, 2006 and 2011, Ibobi Singh single-handedly brought the Congress to persuasion in Manipur inflowing 2002, 2007 and now with 2012.

The Congress camp was ecstatic sideways the state proportionately the party had exceeded its expectation as respects winning 35 seats.

The Trinamool Congress bagged seven seats, followed by the Manipur Splendidness Soviet Party with five seats. The Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF) won four seats and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) secured one stick each.

“The third estate of the state have shown their faith in the Congress international relations. After assuming commit, our government is loss of life to poach up all the burning issues of the state like power crisis and road connectivity,” vocalized a lucky Okram Ibobi Singh, adding that he has convened a collaborative Wednesday by virtue of everything that is Congress leaders to go ahead with formalities of government formation.

Ibobi Singh retained his Thoubal seat, defeating his wrangler minus the BJP Indira Oinam by a voluminous wide berth of over 15,000 votes.

Ibobi Singh’s wife Landhoni Devi won the Khangabok seat, defeating her rival Jatra Singh touching Manipur People’s Party (MPP) by a great margin of over 9,000 votes. Khangabok was the chief minister’s constituency earlier.

Opposition parties formal a severe jolt back three leaders, Radhabinod Koijam of the NCP, O. Joy Singh and Th Chaoba Singh apropos of MPP, lost the elections.

Koijam, who was running commentary of perversity in the informal Manipur assembly, is a former chief minister and was beneficial in bringing the 11 non-Congress parties impaired one anti-Congress alliance – Peoples’ Governmental Conglomeration (PDA).

Congress spokesman modish Manipur N. Biren Singh has won out of the Heingang dwellers.

Modernistic Manipur, the Congress had a gritty battle this time facing the PDA. The non-Congress alliance comprised the NCP, Manipur People’s Party (MPP), the Communist Party of India (CPI), the Trotskyist Participator of India-marxist (CPI-M), the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), Phylogenetic People’s Party (NPP), Manipur Stand for Congress Party (MSCP), Trinamool Congress, LJP, the Bharatiya Janata Labour party and the NPF.

What made ego worse for the Congress was the fact that at least seven bloodthirsty outfits had imposed a shut out with regard to the party. The militants also attacked several Congress candidates and supporters ahead in point of the Jan 28 vote.

In 2007, Congress secured 30 seats followed back NCP and Manipur Peoples’ party (MPP) securing five seats per. The CPI won four seats in 2007 followed by Rastriya Janta Dal (RJD) and Naga Peoples’ Party (NPP) securing three seats each. Ten independent candidates also well-constructed it to the great go tally in 2007. (IANS)

Alabama leaders seek to kick racist language from constitution

The Alabama Senate approved a measure on Wednesday that would eliminate references to “Jim Crow” or segregationist laws as well as all mentions of race from the state constitution.

The legislation passed in a 22-9 vote, with all Republicans voting in favor after an all-night session, said Republican Senator Jabo Waggoner.

 The proposed amendment would eliminate language that calls for separate schools for black and white students and poll taxes, the latter generally viewed as instituted to keep black residents from voting.

 “Even though federal laws nullify these old wordings, it remains a black eye on the state,” said Cam Ward, another Republican senator.

 Some lawmakers have tried for years to rewrite the entire state constitution, which they criticize as outdated and cumbersome.

 Written in 1901, the document has 827 amendments and 340,000 words, making it 40 times longer than the U.S. Constitution.

 The proposed amendment will now move to the House of Representatives for consideration. If signed by the governor, it must go to voters for approval.

A similar bill passed by the Legislature in 2004 was defeated in a statewide vote.

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United States Congress: Honor Michael Jackson as an American cultural and philanthropic icon
It’s been 7 years since Michael Jackson passed away and yet, in his mother country of the USA, he is still not being shown respect. When he died in 2009, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee submitted a resolution to honor Michael Jackson as a Musical icon and a Global Humanitarian detailing his accomplishments...

Help make Michael an official American icon in the eyes of the USA! 

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United States Congress: Honor Michael Jackson as an American cultural and philanthropic icon
It’s been 7 years since Michael Jackson passed away and yet, in his mother country of the USA, he is still not being shown respect. When he died in 2009, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee submitted a resolution to honor Michael Jackson as a Musical icon and a Global Humanitarian detailing his accomplishments...

Help us persuade the US Senate to honor Michael Jackson the way he deserves. The hate and ignorance has gone on far too long and so continues the cycle of brainwashing youth- as per my story.. MJ was proven innocent and he always was! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-thomson/one-of-the-most-shameful_b_610258.html

This is a chance for worldwide vindication! Join us! 4,227 supporters so far!

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Mexican protesters burn state congress building as search for missing students continues

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Protesters fuming over the disappearance of 43 college students set fire to a state congress in southern Mexico on Wednesday in another day of angry demonstrations over the presumed massacre. Some 500 masked students and radical teachers broke into the empty Guerrero state legislature and burned…

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California Primaries

Just educated myself on who the California Candidates are for Senate and I got myself really pumped for the election.


Please remember that California’s Primaries are June 7, 2016!!!

A seat in the Senate is also open for grabs…. please educate yourself on who is running for it. Even if Bernie is elected, if he is not represented in Congress, he cannot succeed!!


Some of the Candidates who are in alignment more ore less is Bernie Sander’s campaign are:

Massie Munroehttp://www.massiemunroe4ussenator.com/

Loretta L.Sanchezhttps://lorettasanchez.house.gov/

Kamala D. Harrishttp://www.kamalaharris.org/


Please do not give up your right for education on social and political matters. They will affect you for the rest of your life. We were given these freedoms to use, so please use them!!

Hillary Clinton’s long record in fighting against the gun lobby is a major highlight of her agenda if she is elected President. 

Hillary will do the following to stop the gun lobby:

1. Repeal the gun industry’s unique immunity protection. Hillary believes the gun industry must be held accountable for violence perpetrated with their guns. Hillary will lead the charge to repeal the so-called “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act,” a dangerous law that prevents victims of gun violence from holding negligent manufacturers and dealers accountable for violence perpetrated with their guns.

2. Revoke the licenses of bad-actor dealers. Hillary believes we must do more to crack down on gun stores that flood our communities with illegal guns. As president, she will provide funding to increase inspections and aggressively enforce current law by revoking the licenses of dealers that knowingly supply straw purchasers and traffickers.

Hillary has also voted against the dangerous immunity protections Congress provided gun dealers and manufacturers that prevent victims of gun violence from holding negligent manufacturers and dealers accountable, during her tenure as US Senator from New York.

Hillary has a much more comprehensive and thorough approach to dealing with the gun lobby unlike Donald Trump.

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President Obama: Please keep protecting the Atlantic and Arctic oceans
Add your name to tell President Obama to stop new lease sales in the Arctic Ocean and seismic airgun blasting to search for oil and gas in the Atlantic.

Dear President Obama:

Thank you for listening to the voices of citizens from more than 110 East Coast municipalities, 100 Members of Congress, 750 state and local elected officials, and 1,100 business interests—all of whom oppose offshore drilling and/or seismic airgun blasting. Thank you for stopping oil and gas leasing along the Atlantic coast.

Please Sign and Pass On!

Phroyd

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Outraged over $23 billion in wrongful tax credits? Blame Congress
A watchdog agency in charge of overseeing the Internal Revenue Service issued a report today finding that the agency issues billions of dollars of payments every year to taxpayers who erroneously claim that they are due a refund under the Earned Income Tax Credit and other tax credits. The IRS has, for years, known and reported that nearly 25 percent of the EITC payments it makes are going to people who don’t actually qualify for the credit under the law. By its own estimates, the IRS paid out $15.6 billion in improper EITC refunds last year -- 23.8 percent of the total payments made under the program.

Berate,then take away funding, so you can berate some more. Of course, having been beaten to a pulp, the IRS had to back off doing their jobs with respect to vetting alleged 501c organizational for tax exemption qualification. They gave up long, long ago on overt violations of chruches of rules for tax exemption due violations of church and state.

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Study: Millennials match boomers in eligible voter share
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new analysis of census data shows millennials are now tied with baby boomers for the largest percentage share of eligible voters.

The time has come, as long as those millennials show up and vote. But so far, that’s not what is happening.

While millennials have nearly as many potential voters as baby boomers, Pew says they lag far behind when it comes to actual voters. Census turnout estimates reviewed by Pew show just 46 percent of eligible millennials voted in the 2012 presidential election, compared to 69 percent of baby boomers.