Dumpster Fire’s Budget: $8.6 B for the wall, slash social services

One thing we can say for the Dumpster Fire-in-Chief: he doesn't give up. OK, we could say more, but let's stick with that for the moment. He doesn't give up. His budget for 2020 is out, and he's still at it with the damn funding for the damn Wall. 8.6 billion dollars, to be specific, … Continue reading Dumpster Fire’s Budget: $8.6 B for the wall, slash social services

Bring the Resolution (for a Green New Deal)

You may have heard since our last post on the Green New Deal that we now have a pair of resolutions in the House and the Senate "Recognizing the Duty of the Federal Government to enact a Green New Deal"! To keep the Green New Deal on our policy agenda, call your representatives and urge them: to vote … Continue reading Bring the Resolution (for a Green New Deal)

Repeal the AUMF, NOW

Deadline: Before we bomb anywhere else - After 9/11, Congress enacted Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to retaliate against Al Qaeda and to wage war in Iraq. Congress never intended those AUMFs to be open-ended blank checks for presidents to create or pursue wars on their own; yet 18 years later, they are … Continue reading Repeal the AUMF, NOW

Tell our MoCs: no raiding the budget for wall funding

Our Members of Congress have been consistent opponents of Trump’s efforts to increase militarization of our country’s southern border. But on February 14, all of them other than Senator Kamala Harris voted for H.J. Res. 31, providing $1.375 billion for border “fencing,” rejecting Democrats’ demands to limits on funding for immigrant detention funding for ICE, … Continue reading Tell our MoCs: no raiding the budget for wall funding

No Nukes, Two Ways

Deadline: Before the world blows up - The good news: some of our Members of Congress are trying hard to keep the U.S. from getting into a nuclear war. The not so good news: some are missing in action. Your mission: thank the first group, tell the second to get in line. 1. Hold the LYNE … Continue reading No Nukes, Two Ways

No Boots No Beds No Wall

Action Deadline - ASAP: Tell Your MoCs to Reject a Budget Deal that Expands ICE and Funds Trump's Border Wall As the clock ticks down to another government shutdown, negotiations on the federal budget funding deal continue, with Senate leaders saying on February 11 that they reached a tentative agreement including $1.375 billion for border "barriers," … Continue reading No Boots No Beds No Wall

First vote on the Green New Deal!

By Sylvia Chi Action deadline: February 4, 2019 and ongoing - The year has hardly started, and our Members of Congress are about to get a chance to vote to show - and act on - their support for the Green New Deal, when two resolutions supporting the Green New Deal are proposed in the House … Continue reading First vote on the Green New Deal!

H.R. 1 is Priority One

By Ion Yannopoulos and Ann Daniels Even little kids know how voting works: you vote, your vote gets counted, everyone else’s vote gets counted, the totals are added up, and the winner is the one who gets the most votes. Simple. Or not. In real-life elections, there are so many ways this goes wrong. Let’s … Continue reading H.R. 1 is Priority One

Turn the Blue Wave into the Green New Deal

By Anne Spevack The Blue Wave created the new Blue House, ready to begin its legislative session in January 2019 - and a top priority of some incoming members of the Blue House is the multifaceted environmental/economic “Green New Deal.” Like the Blue Wave, this new plan needs all of our voices in order to … Continue reading Turn the Blue Wave into the Green New Deal

Tell our MoCs: No more funding for ICE/CBP or the Wall

Deadline: today and every day - Like the spoiled kid who says he'll take his toys and break up the game, the Current Occupant is threatening to shut down the government unless Congress agrees to his demands: $5 billion to pay for his wall and for more inhumane enforcement and detention at the border. This on … Continue reading Tell our MoCs: No more funding for ICE/CBP or the Wall