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 »

RENewsletter | January 1, 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.’   [12/25/2016 – 1/01/2017]   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 »

RENewsletter | November 13, 2016

The Free environmental newsletter from RochesterEnvironment.com “Our Environment is changing: Keep up with the Change.” *Note: Henceforth ‘environment’ means ‘our life support system.’ [11/06/2016 – 11/13/2016] 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 »

Clinton’s war presidency by Doug Noble

Clinton’s war presidency from City Newspaper 11/02/2016 In her latest Urban Journal (October 26), Mary Anna Towler laments that a Clinton presidency won’t heal the nation’s divisions because “bipartisanship is functionally dead.” While this may be true of national politics and the electorate, bipartisan support for Clinton’s militarist foreign policy is alarmingly robust and could lead … Continue reading »

Flush the TPP

Dear Corporate Greed Resisters, The Trans-Pacific Partnership is coming to a vote in Congress this fall and its proponents are worried. Last week they read about police repression against TTP protesters in Lima, Peru… their palms got sweaty. Their contacts in Spain called in – panicked – to report demonstrations in over 40 cities all … Continue reading »

Best Anti-TPP flyers

Citizen.org TPP Factsheet June 2016 PDF Citizen.org Obama vs Obama Infographic PDF The Movement for Black Lives Economic Justice Agenda opposes TPP TPP: A Flawed Trade Agreement that Benefits Corporations at the Expense of Society by Joseph Stiglitz April 1, 2016 (25 page PDF document)

Best Anti-TPP Video

Noam Chomsky on trade agreements May 15, 2016 Robert Reich Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is a Pending Disaster MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015 (text) Elizabeth Warren on the TPP July 7, 2016 From Food and Water Watch January 15, 2014 Oregon Fair Trade Campaign video March 14, 2012  

Links to media reports (pro and con) about the TPP

Finding who is for the TPP and why will help you understand the importance of the TPP Proponents of TPP: Link to Google Doc with links to items The opponents provide counter arguments to the passage of TPP Opponents of TPP: Link to Google Doc with links to items

National Popular Vote

Half of the campaign events in the 2016 general-election campaign for President have been in just 4 states (Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio). The map below shows the number of campaign events in each state between the nominating conventions and the first debate.  Twenty-nine states have been totally ignored in this consequential race for President.  Virtually all (88%) of the events were in … Continue reading »

Mega Vote October 3, 2016

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Continuing Federal Government Funding, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations and Zika Funding – Cloture Motion on Substitute Amendment Senate: Continuing Federal Government Funding, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations and Zika Funding – Cloture Motion on the … Continue reading »

Draft presentation material on the TPP

Here are our main points from the petition. We are opposed because this deal would: Permit foreign corporations to sue the U.S. government in private tribunals and order unlimited sums of taxpayer funds to be handed over to these corporations (Investor-State Dispute Settlement or ISDS agreements). Make it easier for corporations to ship jobs to … Continue reading »

Mega Vote September 26, 2016

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Fiscal 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations – Cloture on Motion to Proceed Senate: Prohibit Sales of Military Equipment to Saudi Arabia – Motion to Table House: Legal Challenges to Federal Rules House: Identify Assets of Top Iranians House: Defer Taxing Stock Options for … Continue reading »

Mega Vote September 21, 2016

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Water Resources Development – Motion to Invoke Cloture Senate: Water Resources Development – Passage House: Health Expenses Tax Deductions House: Disclose Agency Rule-Making Communications House: Veterans Affairs Department Accountability House: Prohibit Guantanamo Transfers Upcoming Congressional Bills Senate: Fiscal 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations … Continue reading »