Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bernie- Break Up the Big Banks

Wall Street's greed, recklessness, and illegal behavior drove this country into the worst recession since the Great Depression. For too long, this billionaire class has corrupted our political system. We must act decisively to make our economy fair again.
Wall Street's dangerous manipulation of our economy has helped divert most of all new income to the top one percent, contributing to the most unequal level of wealth and income distribution of any major country on earth.
Today, we live in the richest country in the history of the world, but that reality means little because much of that wealth is controlled by a tiny handful of individuals. The skyrocketing level of income and wealth inequality is not only grotesque and immoral, it is economically unsustainable.
The reality is that for the past 40 years, Wall Street and the billionaire class have rigged the rules to redistribute wealth and income to the wealthiest and most powerful people in this country. As a result, Wall Street exists as an island unto itself, benefiting only the extremely wealthy while using our money to get rich.
Tax Wall Street Speculation to Make College Tuition Free

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

21 Questions for Donald Trump @alternet

21 Questions for Donald Trump @alternet

Donald Trump is Stupid

The Sacramento Bee editorial today

Friday, August 14, 2015

Bernie in Reno

Bernie Sanders for President


Bernie's campaign for president has been generating big excitement across the country, and now Bernie is coming to Nevada for a rally in Reno.
Would you like to come hear Bernie speak about taking on the billionaire class and standing up for working families?
Here's the information for the event:
Tuesday, August 18
Rally with Bernie Sanders
Gates open at 6 p.m.

Program begins at 7 p.m.
Joe Crowley Student Union, Gateway Plaza
University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
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RSVP Now
Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday!
- Team Bernie



Monday, August 10, 2015

28,000 Greet Bernie in Portland



PORTLAND, Ore. – Shattering a day-old record, 28,000 backers of Bernie Sanders on Sunday filled all the seats and crowded into overflow areas outside the Moda Center sports arena where the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers play.

“Whoa. This is an unbelievable turnout,” Sanders said after he walked onto the stage. Consistently drawing bigger turnouts than any other presidential contender, Sanders told the packed Portland arena, “You’ve done it better than anyone else.” The arena seats were filled and thousands more listened to the speech on loudspeakers outside, according to Michael Lewellen, a Rose Quarter vice president. The total turnout far surpassed the 15,000 in Seattle just 24 hours earlier.

The big and boisterous crowds, Sanders said, are sending a message that it’s time to reverse the four-decade decline of the American middle class and launch a grassroots “political revolution” to take on the billionaire class. “Bringing people together,” Sanders added, is at the core of his campaign.



Sanders also called for criminal justice reform. “There is no candidate who will fight harder to end institutional racism in this country and to reform our broken criminal justice system,” he said.

In the nearly hour-long speech, Sanders touched on economic and jobs proposals, criminal justice reform and civil rights issues.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

15,000 Greet Sanders in Seattle

The cheering for Sen. Bernie Sanders began outside the UW’s Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Saturday night, as Sanders talked to the 3,000 supporters who couldn’t get in, before giving a rip roaring populist speech to the 12,000 supporters inside the basketball arena.
Sanders was blocked from speaking at a Social Security anniversary celebration earlier in the day at Westlake Center, due to a disruption by Black Lives Matter protesters similar to one that greeted him at NetRoots Nation in Phoenix three weeks ago.

JOSHUA TRUJILLO / SEATTLEPI.COM
Bernie Sanders shakes hands with supporters during a rally at Hec Ed Pavilion that drew an estimated 15,000 people to the University of Washington. The rally filled the arena and left thousands outside. Earlier in the day Sanders participation in a rally at Westlake Park was cut short because protesters took over the microphone. 

If the boorish, disjointed protest had not blocked him, the Westlake crowd would have heard Sanders talk knowledgeably about unemployment among African American youth, raising wages for the working poor, America’s high incarceration rate and the need for prison reform. He held forth later at the UW
“Too many young lives are being destroyed by the so-called ‘War on Drugs’,” the Democratic presidential candidate declared.  “Too many lives are being destroyed by our system of incarceration.” And, pledged Sanders, “No President will fight harder to end the stain of racism and reform our criminal justice system. Period.”

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

Jerry Brown to Republicans- California is Burning. What the Hell Are You Going to Do About It ?

National Nurses Union to Meet With Bernie

NURSES UNION HOSTS BERNIE MONDAY: National Nurses United, the largest nurses' union in the country, will host Sen. Bernie Sanders for brunch at union headquarters in Oakland on Monday. Will they discuss an endorsement? Morning Shift noted last week that NNU plans to issue a presidential endorsement before September, and that NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro seemed very taken with Bernie. "Let's just be real. Bernie Sanders' issues align with everybody in organized labor from top to bottom," DeMoro said.
From: Politico's morning report. Aug.7,2015.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Fight for Voting Rights is Our Fight

Senator Bernie Sanders
Thursday, August 6 marks the 50-year anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This landmark piece of legislation was a milestone in the fight for civil rights and a great step forward in the advancement of our democracy. This important and popular law passed the House and Senate with the support of large majorities from both parties.
Unfortunately, some people would rather increase the power of the privileged few than defend voting rights. Right-wing groups like the Heritage Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have been promoting legislative proposals which make it harder for minorities to register and vote. Sadly, those proposals have had some success at the state level.
Then there's the Supreme Court. The Court's conservative majority struck a blow against democracy in 2010 with its Citizens United decision. In 2013 it struck another blow, when it overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. That made it very difficult to step in and enforce voters' rights under the Act.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

antiracismdsa: For Profit Colleges rip off students

antiracismdsa: For Profit Colleges rip off students: Going to the San Antonio campus of ITT Tech—one of the largest for-profit colleges in the country—was the worst choice I've ever mad...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

End Fracking Now - Demonstration


The Sacramento Chapter of System Change Not Climate Change is calling for a peaceful picket line to END FRACKING NOW!! to be held on K Street between 8th and 9th Streets in front of the California Department of Conservation on August 1, 2015 between 11pm and 1pm.  

We are calling for this particular demonstration in furtherance of one or more emails received from Move.on.org by and for the organization called "Clean Not Extreme".  We are following the demonstration instructions of "Clean Not Extreme," and while System Change Not Climate Change - Sacramento is not affiliated with "Clean Not Extreme" it is sympathetic with the anti-fracking cause. 

We hope this demonstration is but the first of many such anti-fracking demonstrations to be held by System Change Not Climate Change (and any other sympathetic persons, and organizations) and we hope it or similar demonstrations will be held on a regular monthly basis until fracking is an outlawed practice in the State of California.

BRING YOUR OWN SIGN, PLACARD OR BANNER!! END FRACKNG NOW!!

For further information call Chris Hodge, 660-563-0537, or Ellen Schwartz, 916-835-4330.