Get it back, Henry

Two weeks ago, Treasury Secretary Paulson bailed out American Insurance Group (AIG) with $85 billion dollars in taxpayer money. With this money, AIG executives headed out on a taxpayer funded junket to the St. Regis resort in California. While there, they had a blast at our expense. Join me in sending this message to Secretary… Continue reading Get it back, Henry

Amy Goodman arrested and you are next

Dear Friend, I’m outraged by St. Paul law enforcement’s overly aggressive and violent tactics to stifle independent journalism. Yesterday, police in St. Paul arrested several journalists, including Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and an AP photographer as they were covering protests of the Republican National Convention. Get involved in this campaign by demanding that press… Continue reading Amy Goodman arrested and you are next

Oppose the Mortgage Lender Housing Bailout

Another savings & loan bailout? Another chrysler bailout? Why is our society being asked to subside predatory business practices and rampant speculation … again? Boom & bust economic cycles shouldn’t be encouraged by rewarding those that participate in the willfully risky behaviour that makes them happen. There’s a time for real and important economic assistance… Continue reading Oppose the Mortgage Lender Housing Bailout

Demand an independent prosecutor on use of torture

Via the ACLU and Crooks & Liars: “Friday night, in a national television interview on ABC News, President Bush directly admitted what we have suspected all along: The White House was deeply and intimately involved in decisions about the CIA’s use of torture.”

Help correct Ledbetter v. Goodyear

“The decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear involved the interpretation of a federal statute—not the Constitution. That’s why Congress has the authority, and the responsibility, to correct the Court’s error and strengthen Americans’ ability to recover wages that they have been unfairly denied. Will you join the petition calling on congressional leaders to support legislation to… Continue reading Help correct Ledbetter v. Goodyear

Stop Liquid Coal

“Congress could vote in the next few weeks on a bill that would double our greenhouse gas emissions from planes and cars. It sounds crazy, but this is exactly what will happen if a current plan to use “liquid coal” passes. Coal is the dirtiest of fossil fuels and we have a serious global warming… Continue reading Stop Liquid Coal

Reject Bigoted, Anti-Worker Judge Southwick

“President Bush has nominated Leslie Southwick of Mississippi to join the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals — just one level below the Supreme Court in our judicial system. Unfortunately Southwick has exhibited such a long-term pattern of open hostility to workers, African Americans, and gays and lesbians that there is simply no way he should… Continue reading Reject Bigoted, Anti-Worker Judge Southwick