… um, because Article I, section 9, clause 8 of the Constitution says: [N]o Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State. What’s an emolument, anyway? It’s … Continue reading Emoluments, schmoluments, why not have the G7 meet at a Trump resort?
Even FBI agents are finally saying it: domestic terrorism poses “a threat to the American people and our democracy.” It isn’t news that there has for years been a “resurgence in radicalization and recruitment” in right-wing extremism. It also isn’t news that this cancer has metastasized wildly since the election of the Current Occupant of … Continue reading Counter White Supremacists’ Terrorism
This article was edited on July 17 to reflect updates since its original publication. The administration is right about there being an immigration crisis, but it isn’t for the reasons they’re telling us: It’s because THEY created it. And they’re making it worse by quietly instituting new administrative policies that will make conditions worse for … Continue reading The administration is causing the border crisis
Deadline: today and ongoing - If there’s one thing former Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been unequivocal about, it’s foreign interference in our elections - the subject of the entire first part of the Special Counsel’s Report, and a theme Mueller emphasized repeatedly in his May 27 statement. The Report lists many forms of election interference, but … Continue reading Election Security IS National Security
Deadline: right now, it'll soon be too late - Worldwide, a million plant and animal species are on the brink of extinction, and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) does NOT go far enough to protect many of those species in this country. On International Biodiversity Day (May 22, 2019) Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), chair of the House Natural … Continue reading Extinction Emergency
Deadline: NOW! - Unless you're a magical unicorn who never gets sick, and you've never seen any drug ads, you know: Prescription drug prices are crazy high in the United States. It isn't just anecdotal opinion: they really are much higher in the U.S. than in other high-income countries, and Americans spend more on prescription drugs than … Continue reading Tell our MoCs: support Medicare Negotiation legislation
Deadline: yes, right now - How many things are wrong with this picture? The administration continues to detain migrants and refuse to let them apply for asylum; takes children away from their parents and leaves them in vans in a Texas parking lot for nearly two days; allows the border patrol to confiscate migrant kids’ … Continue reading Next Stop Hunger Games?
Deadline: Now through June (at least) - Earlier this week, the House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to the defense spending bill, proposed by Representative Barbara Lee, that would repeal the 2001 Authorization for Military Force (AUMF). The AUMF, first passed in 2001, gave the President the power to use military force without prior Congressional approval, … Continue reading A light at the end of the tunnel of endless war
Deadline: Do it now! - Our healthcare is under attack by the GOP, again -- or to be accurate -- STILL! In December 2018, the trial court in Texas v. US, a lawsuit brought in February 2018 by several states' conservative Attorneys General, ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act is invalid. That's bad, but it's … Continue reading Save our healthcare, save our lives
By Rosemary Jordan On March 14, 2019, members of Alameda4Impeachment, including Indivisible East Bay members, met with Representative Barbara Lee’s congressional aide Jain Thapa to discuss Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent comments about impeachment in the context of the growing list of potentially impeachable offenses. We opened the 45-minute meeting by thanking Rep. Lee for her … Continue reading March 2019 Meeting with Alameda4Impeachment & Rep. Lee Staff