Saturday, June 24, 2017

Here's what we are going to do about Trumpcare ~ @BernieSanders

This weekend, I am partnering with MoveOn and going back on the road to visit states where there are Republican senators who can and should vote against the effort by Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell to throw 23 million people off of health insurance and, in the same bill, give huge tax breaks to multinational corporations and the rich.
They call it a health care bill, but how can it be a health care bill when it throws 23 million people off of insurance, cuts $834 billion from Medicaid, and defunds Planned Parenthood? God knows what the implication of this legislation will be on our children, the elderly, and those of us with chronic illnesses.
It is literally insane. I have a hard time understanding what kind of world these guys are living in sometimes.
This is a bill that impacts a sixth of the American economy and touches every single American family. Yet they kept the bill secret, kept it hidden. And now, in the last possible second, they are going to rush it before the U.S. Senate to get a vote.
We're going to be visiting Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia on Saturday and Sunday. If you can, please show up. But we cannot pull off this tour alone. We need your help.
Chip in to MoveOn today to help them fund our tour to stop Republicans from kicking 23 million Americans off of health insurance in order to give a tax cut to the richest among us.
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Time is running out. No one can sit on the sidelines. Not now. It is up to all of us to act in an unprecedented way. We have to think big and do everything humanly possible to make sure that this horrendous piece of legislation does not become law.
On this tour I will ask why it is that the United States is the only major country on earth that does not guarantee health care to all of its people as a right. I will ask why we pay far more per capita than any other nation for health care—with worse outcomes—and the highest prices for prescription drugs. And I will discuss the Medicare for all, single payer legislation that I will soon be introducing in the United States Senate.

But first, we must stop Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Thank you for joining me and MoveOn in that effort.
In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders 

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Indigenous Environmental Network: No DAPL Webinar - This evening 7PM Central Time

What's nextg for NoDAPL, Energy Transfer Partners, Water Protectors, Mni Wiconi, Water is Life,
Today - 8pm EDT, 7pm CDT
Join Us for This Important
NODAPL Webinar Update

We will be launching a 4-part webinar series that will focus on various issues facing Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island, with a webinar on #NoDAPL. Tribal representative and Indigenous organizers will discuss what this court ruling means for the movement to stop DAPL, the divestment campaign, and how people around the world can continue to support #StandingRock.

Water Protectors Rally in Support of Efforts to End the Dakota Access Pipeline

Water Protectors, NODAPL, Water is Life, Mni Wiconi, Keep it in the GroundWashington, D.C. – The Indigenous Environmental Network, in coordination with the D.C.- based Rising Hearts Coalition, the Hip Hop Caucus, and Earth Justice, among other Water Protectors rallied today at the U.S. District Courthouse in support of Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne Sioux Tribes, as they seek to end Dakota Access Pipeline.

A U.S. district court judge ruled last week that the Army Corps of Engineers failed to complete a thorough environmental review and that the agency unlawfully expedited permits needed to finish the pipeline. In the historic ruling, the judge cited environmental justice arguments made by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its allies that the Corps failed to consider oil spill impacts on treaty fishing and hunting rights and therefore violated environmental laws and treaty rights.

Jordan Marie Daniel, Rising Hearts, founder & organizer emceed the event and commented, “We stand resolute in our support for Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes in their fight to protect indigenous rights, and our planet. Their battle is on behalf of all of us who share this planet. As the fight against placing corporate interests above the health, safety and well-being of entire communities and the quest to end the assault against the earth we share moves forward. We stand with these Nations, and the millions who have supported them, in solidarity. The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes battle for justice, and responsible stewardship of lives and resources is on behalf of us all. The fight is not over and will continue to generate awareness and push for alternative, clean renewable just solutions. We support the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes, 100 percent.”

Dallas Goldtooth, lead national organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network, stated, “”The fight against Energy Transfer Partners and its Dakota Access pipeline is not over, nor is it an easy fight ahead. We know that we face an uphill legal battle to victory, but we remain committed to the protection of the water and the power of our movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground. We support the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes in this fight and will continue to stand with them through the end.”
In another positive development towards shutting down the pipeline, today’s hearing establishes a process for the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a thorough environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The court emphasized that the agency should ensure the tribes have input in the review, and to consider studies that speak to the environmental justice impacts of the pipeline on Indigenous treaty rights to inform their analysis publicly, not behind closed doors.

Today’s hearing also created a schedule debating a second question surrounding the permits issued for the pipeline. Both the tribes and Energy Transfer Partners will argue as to whether to vacate the opinion expediting permits, which would ultimately shut down the pipeline. The final decision is expected in September of this year.
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Message from Jon Ossoff

Ray, thank you.

Thank you for joining this campaign. Thank you for taking a stand. And thank you for your overwhelming support.

While the results on Tuesday were not what we hoped for, every single one of you has so much to be proud of.

When I announced my candidacy for Congress, I wasn’t sure how folks would respond.

But then something amazing happened. Hundreds of thousands of you stepped up to join our campaign. We knocked on more doors, called more voters, and raised more grassroots donations than any House campaign in U.S. history.

And we showed everyone that we are kind. We are courageous. And we will always fight back in the face of injustice.

So I’m asking you not to be disheartened. To keep fighting. And to remember that when we stand together, grassroots energy can change the world.

Hold your head up high, and know that what we accomplished together is truly historic. And please keep helping campaigns and organizations that represent your values.

Thanks for everything Ray. I am so humbled and grateful for your support. And I look forward to seeing what this movement accomplishes next.

Thank you for standing with me -- always.

Eternally grateful,

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