Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Choosing Democracy: Join the March for Farm Worker Justice

Choosing Democracy: Join the March for Farm Worker Justice:   Our August 3 to 26   peregrinacion   has followed the same route as our historic 1966 Cesar Chavez-led march.   Our goal is to convince Go...

Sunday, August 21, 2022

antiracismdsa: Why We March – Again

antiracismdsa: Why We March – Again:   Gov. Newsom’s choice: Back California farm workers or help the rich. Why is this so hard?   Read more at: https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/a...

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Sanders Seeks to Amend the Bill

 

Brett Wilkins 
August 5, 2022
Common Dreams
"Adding dental, vision, and hearing benefits to Medicare is supported by 84% of the American people," said an aide to Sen. Sanders, who plans to propose including the expansion in Democrats' reconciliation package.

, photogism licensed under CC BY 2.0

 

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will offer an amendment to the Democrats' revived reconciliation bill that would affirmatively answer activists' demands to expand Medicare benefits, the senator's office told Common Dreams on Friday.

"Today, in the wealthiest country in the world, it is shameful that so many of our seniors must go without the dentures, eyeglasses, and hearing aids that they need."

Sanders' office said the Vermont independent will seek a roll call vote on including the overwhelmingly popular proposal to extend dental, hearing, and vision coverage to all Medicare beneficiaries, provisions that were previously stripped from Democrats' once-ambitious $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.

Now with key Democrats breathing fresh life into the recently moribund bill they nearly killed—albeit in favor of a dramatically shrunken package—Sanders is again pushing for the Medicare expansion he has long championed.

"Today, in the wealthiest country in the world, it is shameful that so many of our seniors must go without the dentures, eyeglasses, and hearing aids that they need," the senator's office explained.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Supreme Court

 

 if you’re outraged by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent rulings on abortion, gun safety, and more – you’re not alone.The frustrating truth is: this Court is making drastic decisions that’ll impact millions of us even though FIVE of the nine justices were appointed by a president who lost the popular vote.
This is the broken Electoral College in action – and it should set off alarm bells for everyone who cares about democracy.

Sign the Petition: Stop letting candidates who lose the popular vote win the presidency, putting the legitimacy of the Supreme Court and our democracy at risk >>

The justices of the Supreme Court are among the nine most influential people in this country. But right now, a majority of them were appointed by either George W. Bush or Donald Trump – who, in 2000 and 2016 respectively, failed to get more votes from the American people than their opponent.

That’s right: the Court’s dramatic shift to the far right is partially due to the current Electoral College system – an antiquated and unjust way of electing the president that gives some voters more of a voice than others.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Delayed Relief Plan for low Income

 


'Bad News': Biden Administration Delays Relief Plan for Low-Income Borrowers


https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/07/22/bad-news-biden-administration-delays-relief-plan-low-income-borrowers


The McEntee Moment

The McEntee Moment: For a few years in the mid-1990s, AFSCME President Gerry McEntee (1935-2022) repositioned American labor and restored some of its clout.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Recession at Internet Speed

Recession at Internet Speed: The Fed’s rapid tightening is making everyone price in recession. That’s bad for reversing the fragilities in our economy.

More on the economy. 

https://inthesetimes.com/article/federal-reserve-inflation-powell-biden-economy


Sunday, June 19, 2022

: Poor People's Campaign- March on Washington

antiracismdsa: Poor People's Campaign- March on Washington:   ‘We Won’t Be Silent or Unseen Anymore’: Poor People’s Campaign To Lead DC Assembly Jessica Corbett  June 17, 2022 Common Dreams Bishop Wil...