I’s been awhile since I have shared my email with you, kids. But I think this one qualifies! Here’s another message from the WFP and my first President, Bill Clinton on paid sick time for working people like me. Enjoy!
President Clinton gave a speech yesterday marking the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, which guarantees some workers unpaid time off from work to deal with life’s biggest events: a birth, a death, serious illness.
I never thought I’d ever get an email from Nancy Pelosi firstname.lastname@example.org, so this is kind of nice. Enjoy!
I wanted to say thank you for your support and enthusiasm.
Republicans had promised to make double-digit gains. Instead, we picked up at least 7 seats and were able to roll back the Tea Party wave.
Next week we will welcome a new Democratic Caucus where — for the first time in Congressional history — the majority will be women and minorities. We expect to have 61 women, 43 African Americans, 27 Hispanics, 10 Asian Americans and 6 LGBT Americans in our Caucus. Continue reading →
You know what I always say: My inbox is your inbox, or at least when I receive mail that is interesting, and thought provoking. Here for your reading pleasure is another dispatch from Greg Palast, investigative reporter, and allaround brave SOB. In this email, he illuminates some tidy little schemes regarding the planned suppression of the votes of “certain” people.
Getting closer to catching you up on my correspondence, provided for your perusal a email from September 9th on the election, and what we can do to affect the outcome, in these dark times of voter suppression efforts in several key states.
If you think helping to get people to the polls is important, and something you would like to help with, please click the hyperlinks in the body of the email below:
Protests, rallies, and rhetoric designed to kill unions whose workers make this country livable, painting teachers, firemen, police, city workers as part of the reason America has a huge deficit: You could say there has been an inordinate amount of deficit drama since President Obama took office. Which came as a shock to those of us who remember former Vice President Dick Cheney saying “deficits don’t matter” during the Bush administration! Continue reading →
After the anniversary of Women’s Suffrage Ratification passing recently it got me wondering….Women have been able to seek and hold offices in New York State since 1919. Suffrage was such a long, hard fought battle, a major step in the road of civil rights for women, a contributing factor to the rights, privileges and protections women and their children enjoy even today. I just wonder if the first two women who were elected to the new York state Assembly in in those early days, Republican Ida Sammis, a well known suffrage leader and supporter of prohibition, and her Democratic counterpart in the 1918 election Mary Lilly, would think of women’s position in state politics today. Continue reading →
Check out the link to a WGBH article on voter fraud, but not the kind of fraud that the right leaning folks say you need valid ID laws to prevent. I think we can tell what that is really all about. And now a serious case of fraud in Massachusetts, during a tight local race. How do we prevent clerks from switching party affiliation of voters from Democrat to Republican, and then cast ballots on their behalf? Galvin Calls Voter Fraud Allegations ‘Pretty Extreme’ | WGBH News.
I follow posts and receive emails from many organizations and political news sites, and I like to share the intriguing ones with you. The challenge Josh Silver from United Republic poses to us: Can we collectively influence NBC to refrain from airing Political campaign ads during the broadcasts of the Olympic Games? Mightn’t we be allowed to enjoy the London Games in our homes without stressful attack ads? Will NBC listen to our pleas, or will the ocean of money win? Who can say, but, just the same, I signed the petition, and maybe you should to.Continue reading →