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Voting System, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 19, 2017
America steals votes from felons. Until it stops, our democracy will be weakened As we face the daily jaw-dropping revelations about the Trump campaign and administration's actions, keeping our focus on restoring legitimacy to our elections and our democracy has never been more important, and ending the historic wrong of felony disenfranchisement absolutely must be part of our agenda.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 2, 2017
Trump's next attack on democracy: mass voter suppression After slavery ended, white elites invented felony disenfranchisement as a means to delegitimize black citizens and prevent them from gaining influence. We saw Jim Crow gut-punch our democracy in yet another attempt to disenfranchise minorities. We are witnessing history repeating itself.
Trump signing another Executive Order, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 18, 2017
America risks one-party rule if gerrymandering isn't stopped Over the past several years, a ground war has been conducted against our democratic legitimacy at the state level by state political parties intent on minimizing the power of certain voters. Their goal: near permanent one-party rule. This is destroying our democracy. Rather than voters choosing their representatives, representatives choose their voters.
How Much Corporate Money Is in Politics? Campaign Finance Laws, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 11, 2017
US campaign finance laws resemble legalized bribery. We must reform them When powerful lobbyists work hard over the coming weeks to convince Republican lawmakers to change their tax package to please them, it would probably be of interest to know exactly how much campaign cash these so-called stakeholders and their industries have given or spent in recent years for the members of Congress who are writing tax laws.
Republican Lawmakers., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 21, 2017
How the Republican party quietly does the bidding of white supremacists If Republican lawmakers want to distinguish themselves from Trump's comments, they need to do more than type out 144 characters on their phones. A good start would be with voting rights. Let's see lawmakers like John Kasich in Ohio immediately stop the state's intended purging of voting records. Let's see Wisconsin lawmakers throw out their gerrymandered district map and form a non-partisan redistricting commission.
From Voters in their local voting booths., From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 9, 2017
Trump Declares War on Voters The Republican Party has known for several years that its best tactic to cling to power is not to build a party worth supporting, but to deny participation in the political process to Democratic voters. So Republicans have been suppressing voters state-by-state for years. And now that they control the White House, they're trying to do it nationally.
From Neil Gorsuch and Donald Trump, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 26, 2017
If Gorsuch is confirmed, the legitimacy of the US supreme court won't recover The Senate, specifically Senate Democrats and independents, and any Republicans who care about our constitution, must do everything in their power to block Gorsuch's nomination and demand the legitimacy of our supreme court be restored through the nomination of a consensus candidate.
Citizens right to vote, From GoogleImages
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 13, 2017
The Very Legitimacy of Our Democracy Is Under Threat protecting the vote means protecting the power of the popular vote. Two of the last three presidents have been elected by the Electoral College in defiance of the national popular vote. The Electoral College is an historical relic designed to balance power between slave-owning and non-slave-owning states. Our democracy has come a long way since then, yet we have stuck with this electoral relic.
(47 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 22, 2007
Time to Censure Bush and Cheney It's clear to me, and millions of Americans, that the time has come for accountability – on everything from the disastrous war in Iraq, to refusing, time and time again, to follow the rule of law. Members of Congress can no longer stand by and allow the White House to shred the Constitution, and thumb their noses at the American people.
Baseball Caps Make America Great Again, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Thousands of Red Caps on Capitol Hill Bi-partisan and non-partisan consensus developed to terminate Nixon's Presidency that threatened the rule of law and diminished our greatness. At that moment, our system showed how it could respond to a genuine internal threat. At this moment, it must again so that these thousands of red caps will be voluntarily but steadily removed as the country comes to its senses.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 8, 2009
It's Not the Prosecutors' Committee, it's the Judiciary Committee Democrats have to decide if they are going to stand up for the rights of the American people or allow the FBI to write our laws. For me, that's not a difficult choice.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Feingold Calls on Obama to Wait Before Making Decisions Related to Prosecutions Sen. Feingold Obama sent a letter to Pres. Obama conveying his views on legal matters related to the CIA detention and interrogation program. In the letter, Senator Feingold formally requested a Department of Justice investigation and urged the administration to wait to consider the findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee's review of the program before making any decisions related to prosecutions.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 13, 2007
Who's Holding Up My Bill? When Senator Feinstein and I sought to pass this legislation by unanimous consent,an objection was voiced on the floor"on behalf of a Republican senator."Senators are within their rights to object to a bill coming to the floor of the Senate,but the objecting senator has not been named, and no one has spoken to me about any objection they may have to this legislation.I need your help to try and determine who [is] delaying...
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Sen. Feingold Comments On the Iraq Study Report Transcript of Russ Feingold's appearance on the Keith Olbermann show, commenting on the Iraq Study Report
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 5, 2007
Sen Russ Feingold: Ratcheting up the pressure our work is far from over �" we have got to keep pushing to end the terrible mistake in Iraq. That next step has got to be Congress using its power of the purse to end the war.