Fight Post Office Closings – CPWU

Neither Snow or Rain nor Heat nor Gloom of Night Will Stay these couriers from their swift completion of their appointed rounds. Are we going to let greed & corruption destroy the Post Office ? ? ? . . . . . NOOO ! ! ! Community & Postal Workers United The United States Postal […]

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo seeks to cut marijuana penalty

According to state statistics, more than half  of the 53,000 people arrested last year were younger than 25, and 82% were black or Latino. Less than 10% were ever convicted of a crime, Cuomo stated. Moreover, 94% of the arrests took place in New York City, where a stop-and-frisk policy has become a sore point […]

Members take the money and run on two education bills; LouisianaVoice compares campaign contributions, votes

The influence of lobbyists and campaign contributions was never more in evidence than in last week’s House votes on two separate education bills being pushed hard by the Jindal administration. Of the 62 House members who are current or former members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) or attended ALEC conferences, accepted campaign contributions […]

U.K. – Plan for cheap prison work ‘may cost thousands of jobs’

It’s deja vu all over again… “If prisoners are employed in prison then they need to be paid minimum wages. Prisoners’ families are the silent victims in all of this – when someone goes to prison their whole family goes with them. But wages are only part of the problem. The real issue is that […]

Florida Official Behind Gov. Rick Scott’s Voter Purge Linked To $1 Billion Campaign Effort Against Obama

…But as Republic Report exclusively reported last month, the Center to Protect Patients’ Rights is part of a universe of front groups financed by David and Charles Koch, the petrochemical billionaires, as well as several other billionaires, as part of an election-influencing effort. New reports this week about the brothers’ strategy indicate that they will […]

How Phantom Accounting Is Destroying the Post Office

From AlterNet by David Morris The massive post office deficit that is driving management to commit institutional suicide is make-believe. “…To overcome the budget scoring objections, Congress began what in retrospect we can see was little more than an exercise in rearranging the chairs on the Titanic. The final law allowed the Postal Service to use […]

Gov. Rick Scott Ignores DOJ Demand To End Voter Purge

Gov. Rick Scott (R) plans to ignore a Department of Justice demand that his administration stop purging its voter rolls in violation of federal law. Janell Ross reports that Scott ordered election officials to continue the purge, even in the face of evidence that a disproportionate amount of names on the list are voters of […]

A diversion from better public education

Imagine a family with several children living in an aging house that needs repair. Maybe the roof leaks; maybe the foundation needs to be shored up. Maybe the furnace is on its last legs. But the family has a limited amount of money to address these problems. What’s the best strategy? Should family members put […]

ALEC slips Exxon Fracking Loopholes Into New Ohio Law

From Nation of Change “Ohio is in the final stages of making an Exxon trojan horse on hydrofracking into state law, and it appears that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) connected Exxon’s lawyers with co-sponsors of Ohio Senate Bill 315: at least 33 of the 45 Ohio legislators who co-sponsored SB 315 are ALEC members, and […]

NC Senate bill 795: More high stakes testing

Hello Friends, The NC House and Senate are currently considering legislation that will increase testing madness and weaken public schools. Last year, it was your timely e-mails that helped kill HB 546 and stall testing madness in CMS. E-mail legislators about Senate Bill 795 TODAY! We’ve posted easy to copy email address for legislators here. This […]