Take Action: Investigate Unconstitutional Racial Profiling

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Blog
The tide is finally turning against racial profiling and Islamophobia, but it won’t happen without your help.
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“60 Minutes” Under Fire for Coverage of Israeli Occupation

Posted by on April 27, 2012 in Blog
If you haven’t done so already, please take two minutes today to email "60 Minutes" to thank them for their brave coverage and urge them to resist pressure to distort it.
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Take Action: Take Indefinite Detention of Americans out of the NDAA

Posted by on January 04, 2012 in Blog
A measure put forth yesterday by Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) aims to rectify some of the most glaring abuses of the NDAA, and to ensure that the bill “does not authorize the indefinite detention�without charge or trial�of U.S. citizens who are apprehended domestically.” The bill would protect the rights of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents and would “state unequivocally that the government cannot indefinitely detain American citizens or lawful U.S. residents without charge.”
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Take Action - Congress Sends Letter To Lowe’s

Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Blog

The controversy around Lowe’s decision to pull its advertisements from TLC’s All-American Muslim has ignited an inspiring response from tens of thousands of Americans who were dismayed by the corporation’s willingness to succumb to the pressure of hate groups and Islamophobes.

Yesterday, California State Senator Ted Lieu blasted Lowe’s for their “bigoted, shameful, and un-American” actions.

Today, the United States Congress is weighing in.

Rep. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) have circulated an inspiring Dear Colleague letter to all members of the House of Representatives, asking them to sign a letter to Lowe’s...

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Take Action - Tell the RNC to Dissociate from Gingrich’s Remarks

Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Blog

Last week, Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich said that the Palestinian people were “an invented people.” Once confronted with those remarks in Saturday’s Republican debate in Iowa, Gingrich did not backtrack, but actually took it a step further, describing the Palestinians as “terrorists”:

Somebody ought to have the courage to tell the truth. These people are terrorists.They teach terrorism in their schools. They have textbooks that say, if there are 13 Jews and nine Jews are killed, how many Jews are left? We pay for those textbooks through our aid money.It’s fundamentally time for somebody to have the guts to...

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Take Action: Say No to Indefinite Detention of Americans

Posted by on December 09, 2011 in Blog
Last week, the Senate passed a dangerous piece of legislation. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, as its name implies, finances most defense expenditures for the year, but this year’s bill also contains what we believe to be unconstitutional additions.
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Tell Congress to Strike Out Discriminatory Language from Bill

Posted by on October 28, 2011 in Blog
Now it’s your turn to make your voice heard. Call your representatives and let them know that you expect your elected representatives to refrain from prejudiced and racist pandering.
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TAKE ACTION: Tell Sec. Clinton and Sen. Kirk their Flotilla statements are irresponsible

Posted by on June 30, 2011 in Blog
In a statement that seemed to justify another violent raid by Israel, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the humanitarian flotilla en route to Gaza entitled the Israelis “to defend themselves.” Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) went a step further, calling for a join US-Israeli military operation against the flotilla.
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TAKE ACTION: Tell Sec. Clinton and Sen. Kirk their Flotilla statements are irresponsible

Posted by on June 30, 2011 in Blog
In a statement that seemed to justify another violent raid by Israel, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the humanitarian flotilla en route to Gaza entitled the Israelis “to defend themselves.” Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) went a step further, calling for a join US-Israeli military operation against the flotilla.
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An Early Look at November

Posted on July 19, 2010 in Washington Watch

White House spokesperson, Robert Gibbs, caused a bit of a stir last week when, in an appearance on Meet the Press, he suggested that Democrats might lose control of the House of Representatives in November. To be fair, Gibbs was merely saying what has become accepted as conventional wisdom in Washington. Nevertheless, his comments concerned many Democratic Members of Congress who feared the remarks might serve to depress Democratic voters while emboldening Republicans.

Democratic leaders were also upset feeling that after making tough votes supporting the White House’s agenda—a stimulus package, a “cap and trade” energy bill, health...

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