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Marcy Winograd is a high school English teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. In 2010, she mobilized 41% of the Democratic Party primary vote when she ran as a congressional peace candidate challenging Blue Dog incumbent Jane Harman.
Sunday, September 6, 2015(2 comments)
LA Candlelight Vigil Supporting Iran Nuclear Deal
Supporters of the Iran Nuclear Deal are planning a candlelight vigil Thursday, Sept. 10, 6 PM, in front of the Westwood Federal Building in Los Angeles to urge still "undecided" Southern California lawmakers to back the President's peace initiative.
Monday, August 10, 2015 Durbin, not Schumer, for Senate Majority Leader in 2016?
With Moveon.org and Credo reeling from Senator Schumer's (D-NY) announced opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, some grassroots Democratic Party activists are looking to Senator Dick Durbin (D-ILL) to put up his dukes to fight for the job as Senate Majority Leader, should the Democrats retake the Senate in 2016.
Friday, August 7, 2015 Schumer's Dear John to Obama on Iran Deal; Confessions of a Conflicted Lover
New York Senator Chuck Schumer's statement opposing the Iran deal reads like a wishy-washy-wish-I-didn't-have-to-write this Dear John letter to President Obama. Yes, breaking up is hard to do, especially when your other lover is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and they've got you by the gonads
Sunday, January 29, 2012(2 comments)
From Blue to Green: Power to the Cities!
After the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act , with its codification of imprisonment without charge or trial, I could no longer register voters for the Democratic Party -- even with the hope of involving new registrants in the CA Democratic Party's popular Progressive Caucus . If I could not ask someone to join the Democratic Party, I could not in good conscience stay in the party, even as an insurgent
Tuesday, February 8, 2011(2 comments)
On Harman's Resignation and a Possible Run
When I heard the news that Jane Harman was resigning... I was at school, in between TEACHING classes, checking my cell phone messages from news editors, bloggers, and former campaign supporters, all asking the same question -- "Will you run again?'
Monday, May 31, 2010 Peace Candidate Winograd Denounces Murders of Free Gaza Activists; Calls for International Investigation
Congressional Candidate Marcy Winograd (CA-36) denounces the Israeli military's killing of at least 10 Free Gaza activists and wounding of dozens more on board a flotilla delivering humanitarian aid to Gaza. A founder of LA Jews for Peace, Winograd calls for an international investigation into the Israeli military's use of deadly force and urges Congress to immediately pass a resolution supporting such an investigation.
Monday, February 22, 2010(26 comments)
Breaking America's Addiction to War & Debt: Out with the Enablers!
Imagine if in 2010 we did not spend one more borrowed penny to manufacture new weapons, occupy new lands, or recruit new mercenaries. Going cold turkey on military spending would wipe out nearly $1 trillion of our 1.6 trillion dollar deficit. A year and a half of war & weapons abstinence could erase our debt entirely.
Saturday, December 19, 2009 War is Not a Green Job
Cut the fat in the bloated military budget, a sacred cow that is larger than all the world's military budgets combined, and reemploy the workforce in the Green economy. Bring our troops home from the trillion-dollar wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and honor our veterans with land and lessons in organic farming. Levy a 25-cent tax on every stock transaction on Wall Street...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 Winograd to Harman: Why Did You Vote NO on Mortgage Relief?
My Blue Dog opponent refuses to debate me. I am ready and willing - and I have a question for Jane Harman: Why did you side with Republicans to defeat a mortgage-relief amendment to the financial overhaul bill? With several thousand people in our district (CA-36) facing forec
Wednesday, October 21, 2009(7 comments)
Fight The Freeze! Save Social Security!
Let's thank Congressman Anthony Weiner, our single payer champ, for taking to the streets of New York again, this time to protest the Social Security Administration's policy decision to freeze the cost of living adjustment (COLA) on Social Security benefits.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009(8 comments)
Single-Payers Crashing the Gates
One of the many frustrations for advocates of single-payer health care
is the relentless drive to marginalize us, not only by conservatives
but also by members of our own party.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009(3 comments)
Clean The Dirty Energy Bills
The Clean Energy bills navigating their way through the Senate and House sound good at first glance. But here's the dirty little secret: These not-so-clean energy bills would also provide financing for a new generation of commercial nuclear power plants.
Monday, June 8, 2009 Will the Out of Iraq Caucus Live Up to Its Name? Speak Out Los Angeles!
After the near comatose nod to escalation of US troops in Afghanistan, passage of H.R. 2346, the 97-billion Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2009, is in doubt in the House because the GOP is miffed the bill contains billions to increase the lending capacity of the International Monetary Fund.