Posted by: maboulette | November 4, 2010

10 THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DONE


1. Commit to Taking Down FOX News. So long as FOX News has any credibility within the Beltway, it will be a pipeline for malicious material that will poison our political culture. Join friends at Color of Change: turnofffox.org/landing?credo.

2. Tell the Senate to pass the DISCLOSE Act during the lame duck session. We were able to defeat the Texas Oil Initiative, Prop 23 in California, in part because we knew who the enemy was — having disclosure of corporate contributions brings the enemy out in the open for us to take on and fight. The DISCLOSE Act passed the House and came within a single vote of passing the Senate. One vote. You can join this fight by taking action with Public Citizen at citizen.org/disclose-act-action.

3. Keep fighting to end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. This issue will get resolved during the lame duck session. Take action at act.credoaction.com/campaign/bushtaxcuts.

4. Sign up for the fight for a constitutional amendment to reverse the Citizens United decision by declaring that corporations do not have the legal rights of humans. This may take years, if not decades, but we should start now. Please join Free Speech for People: freespeechforpeople.org/.

5. Tell the FCC to use its existing authority to establish and defend net neutrality. Friends at Free Press are leading this charge: act2.freepress.net/sign/put_up/.

6. Demand that the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service investigate the political organizations set up by Karl Rove to launder millions of dollars in secret cash to change the outcome of elections. Act now at act.credoaction.com/campaign/investigate_crossroads.

7. Defend the EPA from castration by pro-coal interests in Congress. The EPA accomplished almost nothing during the Clinton years because the Gingrich-led Congress used the budget process to prohibit the agency from doing its work. This battle has already started. The Sierra Club‘s Beyond Coal campaign is a great way to join this fight: sierraclub.org/coal.

8. Convince the Obama administration to stop appealing progressive court rulings on matters like the Defense of Marriage Act, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and the state secrets defense against torture and wiretapping. Urge the Department of Justice to change its approach at act.credoaction.com/campaign/stop_appealing.

9. Urge Democratic senators to do away with lifetime tenure for committee chairs and open up all chair positions to majority vote elections. This will go a long way towards more progressive legislation. Take action at act.credoaction.com/campaign/end_seniority_system.

10. Demand that the Department of Justice enforce the provisions of the national voter registration law that require state governments to offer to register all voters at departments of public welfare and motor vehicles. Many state governments simply ignore these requirements and this is a cheaper and more inclusive way of registering voters than the campaigns of the now dead ACORN. Urge Attorney General Eric Holder to expand voter registration: credoaction.com/campaign/enforce_motor_voter.

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Responses

  1. looks around… oops, did I accidentally enter a communist website… leaves in haste

  2. You are insane…. number 6 is funny…how about we do the same for your perverted folk hero George SORorse spelled wrong purposely you progressive libtard…. I hope you like the change you just got in the last election. BUSH IS A HERO AND A GOOD MAN…..

    • I never said that Bush was not a good man! George Soros is not my hero. There has been no change since the election – and you are foolish to believe that there will be any change. Actually, the next 2 years will be rather interesting since the Senate still belongs to the Democrats!! So don’t get too excited yet!!

  3. Mary Ann, do you seriously believe that ‘taking down fox news’ is a crediable goal or objective? Do you honestly think the country would be better served if fox news did not exist? Do you understand and appreciate the first amendment? Or, do you have such a strong hatred for beck that you would stop at nothing to stiffle him? Would you pull the plug on an entire network, one that is very popular with your fellow countrymen? Do you honestly think that you and others who see the world as you do should be in a position to dictate to the majority of others what they will and will not be allowed to view?

    • yes

      • LOL…I give up…LOL

  4. 1. Commit to Taking Down FOX News. So long as FOX News has any credibility within the Beltway, it will be a pipeline for malicious material that will poison our political culture. Join friends at Color of Change: turnofffox.org/landing?credo.”

    Aww…censorship…the liberal’s way of winning the debate because they have nothing of substance to offer.

    • No – I don’t advocate censorship – only the truth! And the liberal agenda has plenty to offer to the middle class.

  5. maboulette would be wise to look for the other side to all of the stories. FOX would be a good place to start

    • Doug – I have look at all sides and this website is my opinion about how I feel on these issues – this is a very liberal website. And I have watched Fox for years and believe that they do not offer a fair and balanced view of anything.

  6. Whom would you suggest does offer a truly fair and balanced view of anything?


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