All posts tagged: Barbara Boxer

May 12 – “Moms Don’t Forget” Day of Remembrance Rally and March in Balboa Park

Come out and march with us through beautiful Balboa Park to demand sensible Gun Safety Laws in this country! When Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM (about an hour or so) Where Balboa Park (starting at the Fountain in front of Ruben H. Fleet Theatre) Click here for More Information and to Sign Up We will march through the park, over the Laurel Street Bridge and engage families with call-to-action flyers and carnations tied with Sandy Hook green ribbons. “California’s Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are thankfully strong supporters of gun violence prevention legislation,” says OFA San Diego Team Leader Carol Kim, “but average Americans need to keep up the pressure on Congress by speaking out in support of sensible gun laws.” Let’s help our California Senators keep the pressure on those who voted against the Manchin-Toomey amendment! Please share this email with Friends and Family!! Rhoda Quate Neighborhood Team Leader Organizing for Action (OFA) (619) 742-9555 (cell) Related articles Apr 30 – Mad About the Senate Vote on Gun Safety? Join Our …

Chairman Boxer and Rep. Markey Call on NRC to Investigate New Safety Concerns at Southern California Nuclear Plant

Washington, DC – Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), and Representative Ed Markey (D-MA), Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, sent a letter today to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman, Dr. Allison M. Macfarlane, urging the NRC to immediately investigate new information that indicates Southern California Edison (SCE) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) were aware of problems with the design of the San Onofre nuclear power plant’s replacement steam generators before they were installed. The new information also raises concerns that SCE and MHI rejected enhanced safety modifications and avoided triggering a more rigorous license amendment and safety review process. The full text of the letter is below:

Do You Want Filibuster Reform? Take Action Now

Sign the Credo Petition Fix the Senate Now – Take Action (Call and Petition) Since Obama was elected President the minority party has chosen to use the filibuster rule to dismantle 223 years of representative democracy. Take a look at this graph that Rachel Maddow posted to her blog in November of last year. At first glance it may appear that there was some progress during the 112th Congress as the number of filibusters declined but that decrease was only as a result of the GOP-led House passing far-right bills the Senate didn’t care to pass. The 112th Congress had the third most filibusters of any Congress, ever. Most observers are in agreement that the filibuster rule needs to be reformed. The question is how? Sensible suggestions have come from Senators Jeff Merkley, Tom Udall and Elizabeth Warren: eliminate the filibuster on the motions to proceed to votes reduce debate on nominees from 30 hours to two hours (after the filibuster was broken) make it easier to establish a conference committee require anyone who filibusters …