Monthly Archives: January 2015

Represent.US to promote the advancement of the American Anti-Corruption Act

I am working with Represent.US to promote the advancement of the American Anti-Corruption Act.

We are having a protest of the fifth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Citizens United ruling – and educational forum on January 21st at the UU Church. THIS WED NIGHT, 1/21 @ 6:00 P.M.

A protest will take place at the corner of Alpine and State from 6:00 – 6:30 followed by “training” in Library at Unitarian Universalist Church.
4848 Turner Street, Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 398-6322
This did not get published in Kairos or Friday Update – so I’m looking for help in spreading the word. Please use your lists to promote the event. It is being held at the church at my insistence that UUs would provide a good turn out.

This is Elizabeth Lindquist’s announcement in this week’s Rock River Times.

I appreciate the help.
Allen Penticoff

Discuss State of The Union with Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders
To me Today at 2:37 PM
Dale —

Tonight, President Obama will give his State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress.

As the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, I hope the president boldly addresses the most burning question of our time:

How do we reverse the 40-year decline of the middle class?

As the president knows, the top 1% and major corporations are enjoying a historic period of prosperity, while the wages of the average American family have flat-lined. If we are going to save the middle class, and the future of this country, the president needs to tackle income inequality before it’s too late.

I would like to discuss President Obama’s State of the Union speech — and several other subjects — with you during a DFA Live conference call on Wednesday, January 21, at 8pm ET. Will you join us?

With so much at stake, I’m looking forward to talking with Democracy for America members on Wednesday and taking your questions.

- Bernie

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

P.S. January 21 also marks the five-year anniversary of Citizens United, a horrendous Supreme Court decision I have worked with Democracy for America to overturn. To learn more about my work with DFA on this critical issue, as well as the DFA Live call, please read the message copied below from Jim Dean, DFA’s Chair.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Jim Dean, Democracy for America
Date: Sun, Jan 18, 2015 at 10:59 AM
Subject: DFA Live: Your chance to ask Bernie Sanders anything

Dale –

Five years ago, the Supreme Court issued their catastrophic Citizens United decision. Since that day, one Senator has been in many ways the face of the movement to repeal it — and people have never listened to him more closely than they do right now.

Senator Bernie Sanders has always been a merciless critic of Citizens United. Back in 2012, 84,350 Democracy for America members signed on to his campaign to push Congress to repeal the decision and bring common sense back to our campaign finance laws.

And now that he is the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Sanders has a new platform from which he can publicize his unabashedly progressive policy positions — and make politicians and press on the right and on the left listen.

That’s why we’re excited to announce that on Wednesday, January 21, we will be hosting a very special DFA Live call with Sen. Sanders — on the night after President Obama’s State of the Union address to the nation. On this special call, we will talk about the president’s speech, the impact of Citizens United, the Republican-controlled Congress, and how we can win in 2016 and beyond.

Do you want to be a part of DFA’s exclusive conversation with Sen. Bernie Sanders? Then click here now to RSVP for our DFA Live call on Wednesday, January 21 at 8pm ET.

The Senate has only been in session for a couple of weeks, but already Sen. Sanders is making his presence known as he challenges Democrats and Republicans alike from the left.

On the Budget Committee, he is inviting progressive activists and “deficit owls” onto the panel that writes the government’s budget. And on the floor of the Senate, he is already forcing Republicans to take difficult votes — for example, forcing Keystone XL supporters go on the record explicitly as to whether or not they believe climate change is real.

As the political world begins to focus more and more on the upcoming 2016 presidential election, there’s no question: Sen. Bernie Sanders’ voice will carry more weight than ever.

This will definitely be a remarkable conversation with Sen. Sanders — he will even be taking members’ questions live on the call! So don’t miss out: Sign up now for our DFA Live call on Wednesday, January 21 at 8pm ET.

Thanks for all that you do. And I hope you’ll join us next Wednesday night!

- Jim

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