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Dec 1, 2015

Make the Connection: New Alliances Get Results in Fighting Against TPP

Allies took on the destructive Fast Track Authorization for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with real results. We forced individual lawmakers to take a stand and let their constituents know whose side they were on, big corporate interests or everyday Americans. Read More

Dec 1, 2015

Moving Forward: Redistricting

Democracy Initiative allies, including CWA, pushed candidates and measures to end gerrymandering and make redistricting more bipartisan, transparent and fair. Read More

Dec 1, 2015

Critical Time For Our Democracy

The inspiration for the Democracy Initiative (DI) was extreme frustration that the path to achieving CWA's goals of secure, sustainable jobs, health care, retirement security and bargaining and organizing rights was blocked by a concerted attack on our democratic process. Workers' rights were eroding and contract bargaining was harder than ever. Read More

Dec 1, 2015

Make The Connection: Voter Suppression and Money in Politics

The NAACP's "Journey for Justice" began this August, 50 years after the Voting Rights Act was signed. From Selma, Ala., to Washington, D.C., thousands of civil rights, religious, union, student and other activists joined actions, rallies and teach-ins as marchers made their way to the endpoint, a rally and advocacy day at the U.S. Capitol. Read More

Dec 1, 2015

Making the Connection: Voter Suppression and Money in Politics

The Citizens United and McCutcheon Supreme Court rulings are enabling wealthy and corporate interests to control our election process and public policy at every level. Coupled with the Supreme Court's Shelby decision, which dismantled critical voting protections, the result will likely produce a government of, by and for the 1 percent, unless we act. Read More

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