Jul 24, 2014

Cohen’s Challenge: Look Beyond Reforming the Senate and Save Democracy Itself

Eight months after the U.S. Senate changed its rules to enable more executive and judicial nominations to go forward, a new dysfunctional trick that has marooned over a hundred other nominations is the latest bar to progress.

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Jul 24, 2014

Money in Politics Update: November Ballot Initiative in California

California voters will have the opportunity to vote on a November ballot question asking Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn the Citizens United decision and restore the right of Congress and the states to regulate political spending.

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Jul 17, 2014

Voting Rights Update: Judge Calls Out Florida Redistricting Conspiracy

A Florida judge has thrown out the state's congressional redistricting map in a scathing decision that he said reveals a "secret, organized campaign" to create "a shadow redistricting process" that favors Republicans.

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Jul 17, 2014

Global Trade Deals Can No Longer Include Investor State Dispute Resolution

The U.S. could learn a thing or two from Germany. In that country, there is nearly universal opposition to Investor-State Dispute Settlement, the provision the U.S. is pushing for in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership and a proposed deal with European nations.

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Jul 17, 2014

50 Years Later, a Look Back at the Struggle for Civil and Human Rights

Despite the ugliness much on display in the summer of 1964, the best of America's ideals was also fully on display. America's youth from all over the nation poured into Mississippi to win civil and human rights for African Americans in the Jim Crow South.

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Jul 10, 2014

Democracy Update

The Senate moved closer to a vote on getting big money out of politics this week as the full Senate Judiciary Committee approved S.J. Res. 19.

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Jul 10, 2014

Reid Vows Senate Rule Revisions to End Gridlock

Despite a little progress in recent months, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the United States Senate remains dysfunctional, as Republicans still engage in "obstruction for obstruction's sake" to thwart President Obama's appointments.

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Jul 10, 2014

House Members Push Back Against TPP Negotiators Gutting “Buy American” Policies

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn) is focusing attention on another sneaky provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with negotiations again underway in Ottawa, Canada. This time, negotiators are looking to nullify the "Buy American" and "Buy Local" policies meant to create and keep jobs in the U.S.

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Jul 3, 2014

Three CWAers Run for State Legislature

CWAers in Maryland, New York, and Florida are campaigning for state office.

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Jul 1, 2014

Reid: ‘What a System’

Why should CWA members care about Money in Politics? The Supreme Court declared that corporations are people and money equals speech. The wealthiest Americans and corporations benefit from unlimited money in politics and use it to make sure the Chamber of Commerce agenda is followed on Capitol Hill. This makes it almost impossible to gain laws and regulations that benefit workers.

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Jun 26, 2014

CWA: Supreme Court Decision Shows Urgent Need for Senate Rules Reform

Today's Supreme decision is a sharp reminder that the U.S. Senate functions under archaic procedures that must change.

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Jun 26, 2014

Senate Committee Hears Testimonies on Repairing the Voting Rights Act

Senate Committee Hears Testimonies on Repairing the Voting Rights Act

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Jun 26, 2014

TPP a Worry for Communities of Color

If past trade deals are an indication, African Americans and other communities of color should be especially concerned about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that's targeting more American jobs, experts testified at a House briefing on the Hill this week.

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Jun 26, 2014

TPP Update

CWAers are ready for recess actions and IUE-CWA activists organize a TPP Workshop.

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Jun 19, 2014

500 Stewards Protest Christie’s Pension Grab

More than 500 CWA shop stewards joined hundreds of union activists at the New Jersey statehouse last Thursday to protest Gov. Chris Christie's scheme to slash his promised payment public workers' pension funds by $2.4 billion.

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Jun 19, 2014

Don’t Miss Tonight’s Telephone Town Hall

You won't want to miss tonight's town hall call, starting at 7:30 pm ET. The call will last half an hour.

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Jun 19, 2014

Kick Brunei Out of TPP Talks, Members of Congress Tell Administration

Democratic and Republican members of Congress are calling on American trade negotiators to kick Brunei out of Trans Pacific Partnership trade talks until its sultan revokes a new Taliban-like penal code that violates human rights.

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Jun 19, 2014

Too Much Media Consolidation

If big media companies are allowed to keep consolidating broadcast stations and newspapers, the result will be the same as it's been for 20 years – severe job cuts and far less diversity in a community's sources of news, TNG-CWA President Bernie Lunzer told a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee.

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Jun 19, 2014

The New Soft Money

Just in time for the midterm elections, Ohio State University researchers have published the first comprehensive report on the explosion of independent campaign spending, as told by politicians, elected officials and campaign operatives in their own words.

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Jun 12, 2014

We’re Back! Next CWA Telephone Town Hall is June 19

You won’t want to miss next week's town hall call on Thursday, June 19, starting at 7:30 pm ET. Joining us will be Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who will talk about the fight to get money out of politics.

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