Two DUers made it on The Young Turks!
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Alison Hartson, the leader of Americans Take Action California, who was also the driving force behind getting the historic resolution, AJR1 (Gatto, 2014) to pass, and I are in a group picture in a segment of TYT!
Alison has been on TYT many times. She's a powerhouse who is leading the way in California for publicly funded elections and getting corporate money out of politics. She's worked on the national stage with Wolf Pac as well.
Here's a little bit of what's she's accomplished:
Now, on to the current important stuff, getting corporate money out of, and publicly funded elections in, California. The California Fair Reform for Equality in Elections, aka, California FREE Act is the way to do it and you can help.
It won't take more than a couple minutes to take this small step for democracy. Here's how:
Go to SaveDemocracy.org
Print the petition.
Sign the petition.
Mail it to the address on the instructions.
Done. You just helped save democracy.
If you are in California, please do the above. If you don't live in California but know someone that does, please tell them how easily they can help save democracy.
And here's Cenk talking about it. Alison is the one in both group pictures, on the far left in the second group and second to the left in the first group. I'm the "blonde" on the far right in the first group.
It may not be the cover of the Rolling Stone but I'm thrilled!
Great post about a great campaign. So glad we got you in the picture. You're a huge part of this movement and I'm glad to do it alongside you.
What a lovely thing to say.
Couldn't do any of it if it weren't for you.
We're going to get this done!!
Usually used to let you know there's nothing but what's in the subject line but some people use it in the "message text" box.
People also use "n/t" which means "no text"
And now you know everything I know.
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Unfortunately, I live in the land of political corruption and fraud (KY).
So the rest of you guys will have to drag this political shithole out of the mire.
Not that I won't be putting gravel under the flat tires and giving it a push!
but it's all corrupt. I travel around the nation working on this issue and see the same kind of corruption, different state. While it certainly looks different from state to state depending on the political makeup and laws/traditions, at the end of the day they're all owned and run by the machine. They're all corrupted and only getting worse, which is why we must act now. GOOD NEWS: I also work on this at the national level to get an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and our plan is actually working. Go to wolf-pac.com to join the team. We passed Wolf PAC's legislation here in California and are doing so in all states. KY could certainly use your help!
Ky has its own 'special' brand of corruption. Both parties are bellied up to the trough.
I've already joined the PAC in KY!
So glad you joined. If nobody has contacted you yet to get active, email me at [email protected].
Some good peeps on your coast. Wishing you great success.
There is also an Activism group found in the topics. Been a bit slow lately, but worth an X post too.
Added to my subscriptions. I'll do the post tomorrow when there might be more traffic than this time of night. Thanks a ton.
and bet not one HRC supporter will weigh in. While progressives believe that getting money out of politics is a DEmocratic Principle, the Clinton supporters are ok with dirty money as long as it helps their candidate. Ask them if they support political quid pro quo and see them run.
This is something everyone is sick of, money in politics and especially elections.
Hoping you're wrong on this, which would be really unusual. You're almost always right.
Only one Hill fan and it was positive. All those millions of others, not so much.
This cause is the one that affects most other causes. It's the most fundamental of them all!
We're trying! And Alison is one wonderful leader!
We've got a ton of great people and they're all dedicated and working hard.
Thank you my dear friend
to tell you just how fabulous you are?
Seriously. You absolutely rock!
I appreciate it.
Hope you can help us! Very cool to take a small step for democracy! Or get your California friends to sign!
Thank you, again!
So nice of you. Doing our best.
If you're in California, please sign the petition. If you're not but know people in California, please turn them on to this.
Thank you, again. So sweet of you
For us, California? Or Wolf-pac? Either way, that's fabulous! Just hoping it's California and we'll get to meet you!
I can't remember if you're in California or not. If you are, or know people here, any help would be appreciated
Thank you again!
That's just awesome!
If you have any questions at all, just let me know. [email protected]
I don't know how brave it is but we're trying. Need to get money out!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Your kind words, everyone's kind words, help.
Just doing what I can, which is no where near what so many others here are doing.
#FeelTheBern #Bernie2016 #caFREEact
I truly just lucked out. I just happened to be at the right place at the right time.
I'm trying! And people like you, helping to get the word out, even if just with a kick, is doing wonders. We've already gotten a couple of new volunteers and at least a few signatures. Every little bit counts!
So, to you, my friend!
is the key to reform in other areas of our government and society, like foreign policy and education.
I can't think of a more worthy cause. Kudos.
I think my first post on du was about getting money out of politics. I'm just glad I can do this and Bernie stuff.
Thank you very much!
That's the plan. And any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. Even if it's just emailing the information to people in California.
Thank you so much
and all who take the time to support this bill to get publicly funded elections.
I appreciate it and I'm sure all the other volunteers do as well.
If you can help out, we would be grateful! Every signature gets us closer to our goal
Have a great night, lmd!
The support for us and this prop is amazing. It really helps us want to do more. Thank you!
Everyone saying such encouraging things just makes us want to work harder
Thank you, Enthusiast!
Small confession: (sob)
I am mostly a lurker but long time member since I have been here almost since the beginning and DU is one the the first places I go to to find news and worthy comments. But today I have to post something because I haven't posted anything in the past 30 days and so until I post again my stuff is gone. Gah!
But I cannot think of a more important place to post since The Wolf Pac is kicking ass and taking names (literally) The Wolf Pac is da bomb!
Love, Cat in Seattle
Seattle is the bomb! Seriously, you guys have inspired us!
They only keep the "my post" stuff for 30 days
Keep posting! We need all the attention we can get
Go #WolfPac! #GoATA! #caFREEact
I'm honored to be the post you posted to. Thank you!
it says "server not found." Is that link incorrect? Thanks.
But it's a redirect and taking FOREVER to load. I changed it to the direct site, http://cafreeact.com/small-act-for-democracy/
Thank you for letting me know. Thank you even more for going to the site and signing!
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Have Done. Will be ribbing my work buddies in So. Cal. to visit the link and participate as well
Thank you again for your hard work