Mega Vote May 8, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 27th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: State Retirement Plan Disapproval Senate: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations House: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations House: Health Care Overhaul Upcoming Congressional Bills Senate: Secretary of the Air Force Nomination Senate: Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Nomination Editor’s Note: The House is not in … Continue reading »

Mega Vote May 1, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Perdue Nomination Senate: Acosta Nomination House: Register of Copyrights House: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Oversight House: Short-Term Fiscal 2017 Continuing Appropriations Upcoming Congressional Bills Senate: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Senate: Clayton Nomination House: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations House: Workers Comp Time … Continue reading »

Mega Vote April 10, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court – Nuclear Option Senate: Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court – Confirmation House: Employee Stock Sales House: Self-Insured Health Plans … Continue reading »

Rochester Mayoral Contest 2017

Here are links to some items posted at Rochester Indymedia on two of the candidates in this year’s mayoral campaign. The Reinvention of Jim Sheppard and the Rise of the New Jim Crow BEHIND THE CURTAIN: How Lovely Warren and the party of Trump have taken over the City of Rochester

Mega Vote March 14, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Confirmation of Ryan Zinke to be Secretary of the Interior Senate: Confirmation of Ben Carson to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Senate: Confirmation of Rick Perry to be Secretary of Energy Senate: Disapprove Labor Law Rule Senate: Disapprove BLM Land … Continue reading »

RENewsletter | March 5, 2017

The Free environmental newsletter from RochesterEnvironment.com “Our Environment is changing: Keep up with the Change.”   *Note: Henceforth ‘environment’ means ‘our life support system.’   [2/26/2017 – 3/05/2017]   Adapting to and mitigating Climate Change in a way that sustains all life while striving to do so equitably is the defining issue of our time.  … Continue reading »

Mega Vote February 23, 2017

February 23, 2017 In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Confirmation of Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury Senate: Confirmation of David Shulkin to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs Senate: Confirmation of Linda McMahon to be the Administrator of the Small Business Administration Senate: Disapprove Instant Criminal … Continue reading »

Mega Vote February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017 In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Prohibit Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Speak on Senate Floor When Debating Sen. Sessions Nomination to be U.S. Attorney General Senate: Confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be U.S. Attorney General Senate: Confirmation of Rep. Tom Price to be Secretary … Continue reading »

Mega Vote February 8, 2017

February 8, 2017 In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Confirmation of Elaine Chao to be Secretary of Transportation Senate: Confirmation of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State Senate: Disapprove Stream Buffer Rule Senate: Disapprove Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers Rule Senate: Confirmation of Betsy DeVos … Continue reading »

Mega Vote January 30, 2017

January 30, 2017 In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: GAO Access and Oversight Act Senate: Confirmation of Gen. James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense Senate: Confirmation of Gen. John Kelly to be secretary of Homeland Security Senate: Confirmation of Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to be Director of … Continue reading »

RPCC News, vol. 8

This volume contains information on upcoming local climate events, #DayAgainstDenial, New York’s Pilgrim Pipeline, Rochester’s Climate Action Plan, Earth Day 2017 and People’s Climate March in Washington DC. Our membership is growing quickly. This month we welcome Frisch Ecological Design, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua – Social & Environmental Justice Committee and Impact Earth. Are you an … Continue reading »

Mega Vote January 18, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Fiscal 2017 Budget Resolution-Klobuchar Amendment Concerning Drug Importation Senate: Fiscal 2017 Budget Resolution Senate: Gen. James Mattis Secretary of Defense Waiver House: Private Market Investors House: Regulatory Accountability House: SEC Cost-Benefit Analyses House: CFTC Reauthorization House: Fiscal 2017 Budget Resolution House: Gen. … Continue reading »

RENewsletter | January 15, 2017

The Free environmental newsletter from RochesterEnvironment.com “Our Environment is changing: Keep up with the Change.” *Note: Henceforth ‘environment’ means ‘our life support system.’ [1/08/2017 – 1/15/2017] Adapting to and mitigating Climate Change in a way that sustains all life while striving to do so equitably is the defining issue of our time.  How we comport … Continue reading »

Mega Vote January 9, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Fiscal 2017 Budget Resolution-Motion to Proceed House: Objecting to the United Nations Security Council Resolution Vote 2334 Concerning Israeli-Palestinian Peace House: Executive Regulations House: Midnight Rules Upcoming Congressional Bills Senate: Fiscal 2017 Budget Resolution House: Regulatory Accountability House: Private Market Investors House: … Continue reading »

RENewsletter | January 8, 2017

RENewsletter | January 8, 2017   The Free environmental newsletter from RochesterEnvironment.com “Our Environment is changing: Keep up with the Change.”   *Note: Henceforth ‘environment’ means ‘our life support system.’   [1/01/2017 – 1/08/2017]   Adapting to and mitigating Climate Change in a way that sustains all life while striving to do so equitably is … Continue reading »

Fair Trade

A few of us prepared an anti-Trans Pacific Parternship presentation in anticipation of HRC being elected President and having her pivot to supporting the TPP. We made a presentation at the Unitarian Church on S. Winton on Nov. 15th. Now that Trump will be President the TPP is morbidly ill at the moment, but perhaps … Continue reading »

All-out assault on social security

Get ready for an all-out assault on social security by Washington in 2017 It is a critical time for this organizing to begin because the attack on Social Security promises to be rapid and brutal. Nation of Change By Dave Lindorff –December 30, 2016 The first assault of the new Trump administration and Republican Congress … Continue reading »

What Next for Liberalism?

Symposium | America After Trump What Next for Liberalism? By Daniel T. Rodgers  from Winter 2017, No. 43 The Americans who brought the Obama era so suddenly to an end were a mixed lot. Many were straight-ticket Republicans who would have voted for any nominee the party put forward. Others were moral traditionalists for whom the … Continue reading »