All posts tagged: Senate

San Diegans Weigh In On Federal Immigration Reform Bill

From KPBS Midday Edition, Thursday May 30, 2013 Rhoda Quate, OFA talks about the importance of Immigration Reform and the Rally scheduled for 7pm The Immigration Reform bill passed the Senate Judiciary committee this week. The bill now moves to the Senate floor for a vote next month, but even if it passes in the Senate, there are new doubts about its chances in the House. The Bill that provides a lengthy but definite road to citizenship for many people in the U.S. illegally is running up against resistance from conservative members of Congress who say the bill offers “amnesty.” Transcript of the interview. Immigration Reform Rally Organizing for Action rally TODAY, Thursday May 30th 7pm – 8:30pm West side of San Diego County Administration Building 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 San Diego’s congressional delegation includes Rep.Susan Davis,(CA-53rd), Rep. Darrell Issa, (CA-49th), and Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, (CA-50th). A rally in support of immigration reform will be held tonight in San Diego. Related articles May 30 – Immigration Reform Rally & March San …

Gun Owner vs. McConnell

Gary Nutt is a gun owner and veteran. He’s not happy that his senator, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, is standing in the way of sensible gun laws. Especially after gun interests spent $198,615 to elect McConnell. So Gary worked with BoldProgressive.org to make a powerful TV ad calling for strong gun laws. Latest poll shows that Kentucky voters favor an assault weapons ban by 50%-42%. But Senator McConnell is threatening to abuse Senate rules and block gun reform. BoldProgressives.org’s ad reminds folks that McConnell is not on their side. He sides with big gun manufacturers who spent $198,615 to elect him. Let’s go on offense! Watch the ad — and donate $3 to help air it in Washington DC and Mitch McConnell’s homestate of Kentucky? Click here. Related articles Progressive Group Steps Up Gun Control Campaign Against Mitch McConnell (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com) Gun Owner from Kentucky hits Mitch McConnell in new ad asking, “Senator, whose side are you on?” (freakoutnation.com) “A Mitch That Needs Scratching”: Mitch McConnell, The Least Popular Senator In America (mykeystrokes.com)

Your Action is Needed to Pass SB52 – Disclose Act

There are a lot of petitions that make the rounds, but getting money out of politics is one of the most important issues we face as it effects all other political actions we attempt. Overturning the Citizens United Supreme Court decision will take time, and this Californian Senate Bill is just one step to help achieve that. Last year’s Assembly bill was passed in August, but ran out of time to make it through the Senate. SB52 is designed to: • Lets voters know who really is paying for political ads — on the ads themselves • Political television ads will have to clearly list their three largest funders & their logos • Applies to all kinds of political ads, including television, radio, print advertising, & websites SB52 needs to pass the Senate now, and it can with your help. Download this PDF SB52 Petition Form, print it out and get your friends and neighbors to sign. If you’re attending any meetings, gatherings, or Clubs print out a few sheets and hand them out. Instructions …