Sep 11, 2014

BREAKING: Senate Republicans Block Final Vote on Constitutional Amendment

A statement by Larry Cohen.

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Sep 11, 2014

Senate Action This Week on Historic Amendment to Get Money Out of Politics

The historic fight to wrest control of American politics from the super rich began this week in the U.S. Senate with a vote to allow debate of a Constitutional Amendment that seeks to invalidate recent Supreme Court rulings that flooded our political system with money from corporations and the 1 percent.

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Sep 11, 2014

Political Action Update

Political Action Update: Primary Elections and Candidacies.

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Sep 11, 2014

A Texan Rising

Texas Lieutenant Governor Candidate Leticia Van de Putte came to Washington this week for meetings, including with the Texas Congressional delegation, and CWA hosted a breakfast in her honor.

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Sep 8, 2014

CWA Statement on the ‘Democracy for All’ Constitutional Amendment

We commend the Senators showing support for a fair election process, not one controlled by a flood of corporate and big money contributions. Majority support in the Senate demonstrates change is possible.

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Sep 4, 2014

Fight Back Against Big Money in Politics

On Sept. 8, the U.S. Senate has an historic opportunity to begin to restore some balance in our political system by voting yes on S.J. Resolution 19, a Constitutional Amendment to enable Congress to limit political spending and get big money out of politics.

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Sep 4, 2014

Princeton Experts Say: ‘We’re No Longer Living In a Democracy’

A new Princeton University study has some bad news: Our democracy has slowly transformed into an oligarchy.

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Sep 4, 2014

“Zombie Republicans” Fail to Address Immigration

In some great street theatre in Bakersfield, California, a citizen coalition of CWAers, SEIU members, immigration activists and allies, and community and faith activists called out House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) and other House Republicans for their failure to take up comprehensive immigration reform.

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Sep 4, 2014

Sept. 21: Join the Largest Climate March in History

Get ready to march! On Sept. 21, CWA is partnering with more than 1,000 organizations to demand that world leaders take action to battle climate change.

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Aug 28, 2014

President Cohen’s Labor Day 2014 Message

Working Americans can't just wait for the next president.

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Aug 28, 2014

Cohen: There is No Hope for Economic Justice or Democracy if We Are Divided

CWA President Larry Cohen was one of 200 people arrested for civil disobedience outside the White House as part of the National Day to Fight for Families to protest the deportations that are breaking families apart.

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Aug 28, 2014

Movement Building Update

CWAers were a big part of the Moral Week of Action in NC as activists demonstrated for seven days against the extreme agenda of the Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory.

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Aug 7, 2014

San Antonio Public Forum: How to Stop TPP’s Attack on Texas’ Jobs, Communities

About 250 CWAers and allies came together in San Antonio to figure out ways to convince their elected representatives to oppose "fast track" and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Jul 31, 2014

Reuters: Germany Set to Reject Canada-European Union Trade Deal

The Thomson Reuters news agency is reporting that Germany is ready to reject a free trade deal that has been described by European Union officials as "a test for the one with the U.S."

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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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