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We have contributed phone banked caucused and canvased for Bernie. What else can we do? We can

Support other progressives in the race.
When Bernie is elected he and we must have the Congress we need to support the changes required.

We must organize now to keep the revolution Berning brighter and brighter and make permanent real changes in the
American political scene.

That is why I want to introduce you to KIM WEAVER

http://www.weaverforcongress.com/
She has spent her life working to help the needy and make people's lives better.

She is running against Steve King one of the most vile of the GOP's evil racist hardliners.

Can you click on her link, check her out and kick in $20/mo to help rid us if KING and help a real PROGRESSIVE



I did and hope you do as well.
Thanks in advance.

What we need to do is look forward. I am on the county platform committee. What should the platform

Be?

Where as the rest of the civilized world provides free collage education for everyone.
We realize we are harming our selves with the punitive way we force our students to finance their educations.

We are dedicate to the following positions:
1) The interest rate on all existing student loan debt is reduced to ZERO percent.
2) Every future student shall be able to attend public institutions of learning tuition free.
2.a) The expense shall be paid by a .025% financial transaction tax on all stock bond and derivative transaction.

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Where as we are the only country in the civilized world that forces our companies and working people to pay for a health insurance industry as well as their health care. Realizing that system of finance results in the highest cost, least efficient health care that adversely impacts our competition on the world market.

We are dedicated to the lower the eligibility age for MEDICARE to zero years old and make all citizens eligible at birth.

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Where as the Social Security system has done an admirable job in lifting out senior population out of poverty; it has been allowed to atrophy and its' benefits have not increased to match senior expenses. This has been exasperated by the fact wages have been stagnant for the last 35 years.

We are dedicated to the position that we need to:
1) Eliminate the cap on income required to pay FICA tax on all income over $250,000/ year.
2) Increase the benefit amount to be at least 150% of the poverty rate.

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Where as we realize the toxic effect fund raising has had on politics.

We are dedicated to establish PUBLIC FUNDING OF FEDERAL elections by the next federal election cycle.

Thoughts? ADDITIONS?

Thanks again to whoever gave me another heart. DU deserves it.

Tell me three things Hillary will do as president to improve my life as a PERSON that Bernie has not

Proposed and I will caucus for her in IA.

Rules:
1) The proposal has to help Humans not corporations.
2) The proposal has to be original as in not a lite version of someone else's proposal.
3) There has to be DOCUMENTATION i.e. a link to her proposal.

That is it. No polls no attacks just concrete ways HRC will improve my life if elected.

The BLM MOVEMENT is not the problem, A few agitators are.

I have a Black Lives Matter sign in my yard.
Those women throwing their temper tantrum in Seattle don't speak for me.
The problem is that we are allowing the discussion to proceed as if they did.

The whole thing is the swift boating of Bernie Sanders.

Just as the Swift Boat Liars managed to turn Kerry's honorable service into a liability
The faux few "protestors" want to negate lifetimes work by Bernie.


Before the majority of POC allow themselves to be deluded into opposing Bernie's campaign
they need examine the records of the candidate they would support instead.

We Bernie supporters need to refrain from being tricked into attacking BLM.
WE don't want to negate Bernie's lifetimes work either.

The whole damned MEME just smells like a Rovian shit storm.

It helps nothing.

Sign this pettition calling for more Debates. Feel the bern



[link:https://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/more-debates?source=em150807su-fwd|

Call for a special session to restore school funding

I just signed the petition "Members of the Iowa Legislature: Call for a special session to restore school funding" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.

Our goal is to reach 7,500 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:

Please cut and paste I can't get the link to work.


www.change.org/p/members-of-the-iowa-legislature-call-for-a-special-session-to-restore-school-funding?recruiter=343026235&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive&sharecordion_display=control

Thanks!

Who else is going to Ames IA to see Bernie Saturday? We should have a meet up.

Take Action at crucial juncture to reinstate USW 8751 union leaders!


I got this email and they want our help.
If you can make the call please do.
I did and was polite.
Reposted with permission:


The long battle of the militant, mostly immigrant rank and file of USW 8751, the Boston School Bus Union, to STOP Veolia Corp's union busting, reinstate the four union leaders unjustly fired 19 months ago and win a just contract for the drivers and safety for the school children of Boston has reached a crucial juncture, requiring an extra push of solidarity and support from all of us.






The union's momentum is at an all time high following Team Solidarity's clean sweep of the Executive Board elections, with the four fired leaders elected to the president, vice president, financial secretary and grievance committee positions, and all other elected positions going to Team Solidarity members, in the local's highest ever voter turnout.

The election victory followed the stunning victory in court in March, in which it only took the working-class jury ten-minutes to find Vice President-elect Stevan Kirschbaum not guilty of all of the bogus trumped up felony charges Veolia and the Boston Police had attempted to throw at him. Together these victories have resulted in a decisive, qualitative shift in support from labor, and increased pressure on Boston Mayor Walsh to rehire the four wrongfully fired leaders..

Our task is to keep that pressure on. The current period is critical because we know that Walsh is feeling the heat and there is momentum from the election victory. He is feeling the heat from our phone calls as well as calls from hundreds of school bus drivers demanding that he re-hire the four -- as well as pressure from the international union, plus communications with leaders in Boston's African American community.


At the same time, the mayor is under pressure from "the Vault," the Boston 1%, to keep the reds out of the union, and to keep the union from its militant work in the struggle against racism citywide -- whether it's the struggle against police terror or fighting resegregation.

What we do in this period could be decisive. So, we are asking supporters to do the 4 steps below and call five people they know and ask them to also take these steps:

1) Call Mayor Walsh's office and demand that he order Veolia to re-hire the four. Continue to call the mayor's hotline number at 617-635-4500.
ALSO call the Mayor's "policy office" -- it's 617-635-1414.
And KEEP CALLING!

2) Call and then post the fact that you made the call on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/1555213168050750/
3) The four have been out of work for nineteen months. They are hurting. Please go to our new fundraising page and make a donation.

youcaring.com/rehirethe4

4) Call 5 other people and ask them to take these same four actions!

Thank you for your solidarity and support!!

Take Action at crucial juncture to reinstate USW 8751 union leaders!

I got this email and they want our help.
If you can make the call please do.
I did and was polite.
Reposted with permission:

The long battle of the militant, mostly immigrant rank and file of USW 8751, the Boston School Bus Union, to STOP Veolia Corp's union busting, reinstate the four union leaders unjustly fired 19 months ago and win a just contract for the drivers and safety for the school children of Boston has reached a crucial juncture, requiring an extra push of solidarity and support from all of us.






The union's momentum is at an all time high following Team Solidarity's clean sweep of the Executive Board elections, with the four fired leaders elected to the president, vice president, financial secretary and grievance committee positions, and all other elected positions going to Team Solidarity members, in the local's highest ever voter turnout.

The election victory followed the stunning victory in court in March, in which it only took the working-class jury ten-minutes to find Vice President-elect Stevan Kirschbaum not guilty of all of the bogus trumped up felony charges Veolia and the Boston Police had attempted to throw at him. Together these victories have resulted in a decisive, qualitative shift in support from labor, and increased pressure on Boston Mayor Walsh to rehire the four wrongfully fired leaders..

Our task is to keep that pressure on. The current period is critical because we know that Walsh is feeling the heat and there is momentum from the election victory. He is feeling the heat from our phone calls as well as calls from hundreds of school bus drivers demanding that he re-hire the four -- as well as pressure from the international union, plus communications with leaders in Boston's African American community.


At the same time, the mayor is under pressure from "the Vault," the Boston 1%, to keep the reds out of the union, and to keep the union from its militant work in the struggle against racism citywide -- whether it's the struggle against police terror or fighting resegregation.

What we do in this period could be decisive. So, we are asking supporters to do the 4 steps below and call five people they know and ask them to also take these steps:

1) Call Mayor Walsh's office and demand that he order Veolia to re-hire the four. Continue to call the mayor's hotline number at 617-635-4500.
ALSO call the Mayor's "policy office" -- it's 617-635-1414.
And KEEP CALLING!


2) Call and then post the fact that you made the call on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/1555213168050750/
3) The four have been out of work for nineteen months. They are hurting. Please go to our new fundraising page and make a donation.

youcaring.com/rehirethe4

4) Call 5 other people and ask them to take these same four actions!

Thank you for your solidarity and support!!

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