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TAKE ACTION NOW! SOME COMPASSION PLEASE: I'Ll Die If I Am Warehoused In a Nursing Home
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, healthcare, government, compassion, health care cuts, usa, ethics )

Cal
- 23 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Tell Tennessee lawmakers to reverse recent cuts to the state's Medicaid program so that disabled citizens like me can continue to receive care in our homes!
Congress Just Delayed New Funding to Help Rape Victims
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, americans, government, rapists, ethics, republicans, democrats, usa, politics, news, healthcare )

Cal
- 27 days ago - motherjones.com
The spending bill lawmakers just approved leaves out new grant money to help localities go after rapists.
North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: marriage equality north carolina )

Ashley
- 9 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
North Carolina's gay marriage ban was struck down. Marriages begin immediately. If this keeps up, we might have marriage equality in every state soon. I'm starting to think we might have it across the nation by Halloween.
Ask Leaders In The Tech Industry To Cut Ties With ALEC - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ALEC, Petition, tech industry, American Legislative Exchange Council )

Dandelion
- 20 days ago - secure2.convio.net
More and more tech giants are dropping ALEC, the shadowy group masquerading as a charity while bringing corporate lobbyists and politicians behind closed doors to rewrite our laws. Please sign to put pressure on AOL who hasn't yet withdrawn from ALEC.
Republican Senate Canidate Insults Single Mothers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republican, women )

Ashley
- 9 days ago - rawstory.com
Jeff Bell says, "Single mothers particularly are automatically Democratic because of the benefits," "They need benefits to survive, and so that kind of weds them to the Democratic Party." Personally, I think he's losing because he's a sexist jerk.
Koch Brothers Freak Out in Response to Rolling Stone Expose
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, government, ethics, Koch Brothers )

Cal
- 18 days ago - dailykos.com
Tim Dickinson's fantastic expose of the Koch brothers in the latest issue of Rolling Stone has gotten plenty of attention.
The Privacy Versus Security Debate
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: privacy rights )

Ashley
- 23 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Law enforcement is now getting upset at Google and Apple, for making it harder for them to search their products. Do you think it is better to allow the police such access to such information to catch bad guys or more important to protect privacy?
Sign the Petition: Tell the Justice Department to Investigate the Koch Brothers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, elections, ethics, politics )

Beverly
- 18 days ago - campaigns.dailykos.com
What the Koch Brothers (via Americans for Prosperity) are doing to "register" North Carolina voters is extremely misleading, and suggests that it is intentional--which is a felony.
Send Message to Congress - Do Not Listen To The Army Of Cable Lobbyists - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Net Neutrality, cable industry, lobbyists, talking points )

Dandelion
- 27 days ago - campaigns.dailykos.com
Cable industry lobbyists have their full army of lobbyists who are "slinging tight one-pagers" and "repeating carefully crafted and plausible-sounding talking points" in order to prevent real net neutrality rules. Don't let them win.
Fox News Insults Younger Voters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: fox news )

Ashley
- 9 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Fox News doesn't want young voters to vote. The people of Fox project their own ignorance others. They are a DISGRACE to our country. I want everyone to vote, whatever their age. Fox News is TERRIFIED that people might vote.
Rachel Maddow Is Repulsed At Congress For Taking A Bajillion Days Off While New War Is Launched (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, Rachel Maddow, Americans, congress, politics, government, elections, ethics, dishonesty, war, military, troops, news, corruption )

Carrie
- 30 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Rachel Maddow has already torn into Congress over its handling of the conflict in Iraq and Syria, but a new move by the House and Senate has pushed the MSNBC host over the edge.
Prosecutor Says Rick Perry Seeking 'Special Favors' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rick Perry, indictment, law, corruption, government, ethics, politics, republicans, elections )

Carrie
- 25 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The special prosecutor who secured two felony indictments against Rick Perry said Tuesday that Texas' Republican governor is making a "mockery" of the criminal justice system and shouldn't be excused from a pretrial hearing.
Gay Marriages Now Officially Legal in Idaho
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gay marriage idaho )

Ashley
- 9 days ago - politico.com
I"ll never understand these stays and appeals to try to stop people from getting married. But the SCOTUS just lifted the hold on gay marriages in Idaho.
Oppose The USA FREEDOM Act In Its Current Form - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA Freedom Act, Patriot Act, illegal surveillance, immunity, privacy rights )

Dandelion
- 26 days ago - act.credoaction.com
The current Senate version of the USA FREEDOM Act effectively reauthorizes the PATRIOT Act for an additional 2.5 years, legalizes currently illegal surveillance activities, and grants immunity to corporations that collaborate to violate privacy rights.
AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE! Chris Christie Defends The 'Great American' Koch Brothers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: dangerous, Chris Christie, Koch Broterhs, unholy alliance )

Cal
- 10 days ago - thenation.com
A Koch favorite who has appeared at secret summits organized in the past by the major donors to conservative causes and the RGA, Christie has been among their most vocal defenders in recent months.
 

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