Tag: congress

Millennials Won’t Wait for a Seat to Take a Stand

Will Millennials fix America’s broken political system?

Posted in Politics and Elections, Personal Liberty

Inside the Shutdown: Week 3 – The End is Nigh (Supposedly)!

Our D.C. team leader updates us on what it’s like to be furloughed, waiting, and unsure of what comes next, and calls on Americans to take on the responsibility of electing representatives that won’t let this happen again.

Don’t Blame Congress for the Government Shutdown: An Open Letter to America

Guest contributor Alex Rinear argues that the government shutdown is ultimately the fault of the American people — particularly those who decline to vote. He calls on Americans to show up, be heard, and change Congress in 2014.

A Constitutional Amendment to Limit Money in Politics

In the wake of the Occupy Wall Street protests, a Senator has proposed a constitutional amendment that would limit corporate influence in politics. But even this brash move would not keep corporations from being considered “people” in the eyes of the law.

Posted in Politics and Elections

Coal, Climate Change, Copenhagen, Canada

Even as the snow-topped peaks of beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia melt before our eyes during the Winter Olympics, the coal industry wants to remind us how important “clean coal” is for creating affordable energy and future jobs. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) is running TV ads during the games to champion coal…

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change, Jobs and the Economy

Goodbye Campaign Finance Reform

If you were already concerned that big business had its hands in politicians’ pockets, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday to allow corporations and unions to spend as much money as they want to support or attack congressional and presidential candidates. Many, including President Obama, worry about the almighty dollar…

Voter Protection Key to Legislation Today

UPDATE: Shakowsky just announced it on the House Floor in the late night session about 30 minutes ago. At a time when organizations across the country are focused on increasing voter registration, the Student Association for Voter Empowerment (SAVE) has worked hard to make sure that when those newly registered voters go to the polls,…