People vs Corporations

It's only been one year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided to give corporations unlimited influence in elections, but the damage is already clear:

Last fall, shadowy groups like Karl Rove's American Crossroads spent hundreds of millions of dollars to influence elections, and they never even had to say where they got the money from. Just weeks later, the Congress Rove and others helped elect voted to cut off health insurance for 32 million Americans.

It has to stop.

So USAction/TrueMajority members are teaming up with our allies at Public Citizen to end corporate control of elections once and for all by changing the Constitution so only people - not companies - have control.

Sign here to be part of the solution.

Light a virtual candle for the shooting victims

While we don't know all the details of Saturday's terrible tragedy in Arizona, we do know that Rep. Gabrielle (Gabby) Giffords was shot while serving her constituents. Six others lost their lives, including a nine-year-old little girl and U.S. District Judge John Roll.1

Take a moment to light a candle and leave a note. Linda Brown, the Director of our local affiliate the Arizona Advocacy Network, will personally deliver all your comments in the next few days.

Light a virtual candle for the shooting victims

The Senate is broken. Fix the filibuster

In June, Republican Senators were able to keep millions of unemployed Americans from receiving their benefits for over a month, using a "filibuster" to prevent any vote. Last month, they used it again and almost killed a bill to give health care coverage to the injured 9/11 Ground Zero rescue workers. It's now used over and over and over - 259 times in the last four years!

It's time to fix that rule and put the Senate back to work.

It's like cleaning your floors and furniture without the best rated vacuums for pet hair (if you have pets), or having stairs yet you don't utilize the best stair vacuums.  This has got to stop.

Tell your Senators to Fix the Filibuster and end the tyranny of the minority.

Our letters are hitting newspapers today

Hey, it's me again, Ben. Good news! A week ago, hundreds of TrueMajority and USAction members submitted letters to the editor about the one good idea the Deficit Commission had -- cutting the military budget by $100 billion.

Two of our letters were published in big national papers!

My letter just got published in the New York Times. I hope you'll grab a copy to see for yourself. But I'm not the only one: member Maureen Wheeler of Maryland got her letter published in USA Today!

Congrats, Maureen!

You can see both of our letters, and write your own using our handy-dandy online tool, here:

960 billion dollars

We could cut over $960 billion from the Department of Defense and be just as safe as we are now. Perhaps even safer.

With the national debt continuing to soar, unemployment teetering around 10 percent and the threat of a double-dip recession hovering, the last thing we need is for a government bureaucracy rife with inefficiencies to continue costing us billions of dollars with no overhaul in sight.

But there is another way.

Led by Congressmen Barney Frank and Ron Paul, a bipartisan group in Congress is demanding an honest look at military spending without sacrificing our safety.

The good news? Over $960 billion could be cut without endangering our current safeguards and programs. The bad news? This opportunity is probably not on your member of Congress's radar.

Which is why we need your help.

Send a message to your member of Congress, asking him or her to sign on in support of Congressman Frank's effort to clean up the wasteful spending in the Pentagon!

The Truth About Healthcare Reform

Dr. Howard Dean has been a physician, a governor, a presidential candidate and the head of the Democratic National Committee. If there is one guy in America who knows what's wrong with our healthcare system and can make sense of the current debate, it's him.

Listen to Monday night's show with Howard Dean by clicking the play button below.

 "Senate votes to end funding for F-22 fighter jet" - USA Today, July 21, 2009

By now you've probably seen the news, but it's worth repeating: after years of work, this month we WON the battle to end the outmoded F-22 fighter jet.

That will free up billions of dollars in tax money, which can be available for projects which truly build America's strength. More importantly, though, the victory has shifted the playing field. Mere days before this historic Senate vote, the conventional wisdom was what it has always been: that you just can't kill a weapons program which defense contractors want. But then the program WAS voted down, by an unexpected bipartisan majority of Senators. And in a surprise announcement the very next day Rep. John Murtha, by most accounts the biggest player in the Pentagon pork business, said he wouldn't fight anymore for the F-22 jets.

The point is: the tide we have been swimming against for so long has turned.

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