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US Politics & Gov't

TAKE ACTION: President Obama: Raise Wages to Help Millions in Poverty
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, government, politics, society, economy )

Beverly
- 98 days ago - forcechange.com
Goal: Increase minimum wage to pull millions out of poverty across the United States.
Sign the Petition: Ban Employers From Rejecting Job Seekers for Bad Credit
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, freedoms, government )

Beverly
- 119 days ago - campaigns.dailykos.com
Sign our petition becoming a citizen co-sponsor of the Equal Employment for All Act. We will send the signatures to Senator Elizabeth Warren, who can use them to help get more U.S. senators to sponsor the bill.
TAKE ACTION: Free Marissa Alexander! Drop All Charges Now!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: violence, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, politics, society )

Beverly
- 163 days ago - secure2.convio.net
There is no crime in defending yourself from abuse. Marissa Alexander acted in self-defense and injured no one. She is a survivor of domestic abuse, and is only imprisoned because of this racist and unjust legal system.
TAKE ACTION: DEMAND EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN - FORCE CHANGE
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, Womens Rights, politics, government, freedoms, constitution )

Beverly
- 164 days ago - forcechange.com
Call on President Barack Obama to urge bi-partisan decision to remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Take Action: Release the Senate Intelligence Committee's Report on CIA Torture
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', corruption, ethics, government, humanrights, world, usa, violence, society, politics, conflict, crime, abuse, americans, congress, u.s., lies, cover-up )

JL
- 238 days ago - org.salsalabs.com
The report, which is currently classified, is believed to describe shocking acts of torture and to explain how the use of torture was approved. Further, it is said to show that torture had a long-term negative effect on our security. These are the facts
Cautious Optimism as US Privacy Oversight Board Finally Confirms Chair
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', usa, politics, media, humans, ethics, HumanRights, freedoms, americans, abuse, congress, government, GoodNews )

JL
- 332 days ago - accessnow.org
the US Senate finally voted to confirm David Medine as the first Chair of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), the government oversight body principally charged with protecting privacy and civil liberties in the United States.
Take Action: Close Guantanamo Now
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, ethics, freedoms, HumanRights, government, humanrights, politics, society, world, usa, abuse, americans, corruption )

JL
- 390 days ago - salsa.democracyinaction.org
Guantanamo detainees have been on a hunger strike for several weeks to protest their conditions and indefinite detention. Dozens of the prisoners at Guantanamo continue to be held despite having been cleared for release.
Lindsey Graham Wants the Government to Be Able to Lock You Up Forever Without a Trial
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', politics, rights, police, law, republicans, news, government, ethics )

Cal
- 503 days ago - motherjones.com
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is not happy that the government might have to actually convict a suspected terrorist of a crime before locking them up forever and throwing away the key.
There's No Better Time to Raise Your Voice ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: constitution, americans, usa, freedoms, humanrights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Nancy
- 621 days ago - salsa.democracyinaction.org
Telling our representatives that we expect them to stand up for our constitutional rights will not be enough to beat back the national security state. But taking that step is critical.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Repeal Intolerant Gay Marriage Ban in North Carolina
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gay rights, North Carolina ban on gay marriage, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', society, news, government, ethics, usa, news, ethics, media, SupremeCourt )

Cal
- 706 days ago - forcechange.com
This state's constitutional amendment is a giant step backwards for marriage equality, and basic human rights. Sign this petition to ask the Supreme Court to repeal this unjust infringement on gay rights.
'Festive, Righteous Anger': Occupy Makes May-Day Comeback With Massive Demonstrations
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Occupy Wall Street Movement, OWS, media, economies, politics, world, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, news, candidates, elections )

Cal
- 714 days ago - alternet.org
Yesterday, Occupy recaptured the public's attention with rallies, marches, parties, and yes, arrests all over the country.
Why Occupy Should Be the Left's Tea Party
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Occupy Wall Street Movement, OWS, media, economies, politics, world, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, news, candidates, elections )

Cal
- 714 days ago - motherjones.com
May Day was a success, but Occupy needs to rethink itself if it wants to change America.
Occupy May Day, As It Happens
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Occupy Wall Street Movement, OWS, media, economies, politics, world, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, news, candidates, elections )

Cal
- 716 days ago - motherjones.com
Organizers are expecting tens of thousands of middle-class workers to take to the streets for May Day, the international worker holiday on which the Occupy movement has pinned its hopes for a resurgence
HUG ME GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM. Tell Tennessee Governor That Hand Holding, Hugging and Cuddling Is Not A Crime. SIGN NOW!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Tennessee, politics, freedoms, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', sex education, women, gayrights, hand-holding, hugging, cuddling, kissing, girls, schools, Senate Bill 3310 )

Jim
- 716 days ago - forcechange.com
Tennessee has battled with high teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection rates for decades, despite its abstinence-based sex education. The old-world and outdated attitude that teenagers will restrain from sexual intercourse if denied education
 

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