Tag: Congress

Celebrities Make Video in Support of Iran Nuclear Deal

Jack Black, Morgan Freeman and Others Support Global Zero Project July 29, 2015 – Tackling a tough issue with brevity and comedy, celebrities like activist-musician Jack Black and actor Morgan Freeman have gotten together and made a great video for Global Zero Project in support of the Iran nuclear deal currently being voted on by the US […]

Tell Congress to Pass Second Chance Reauthorization Act!

DEC 5, 2013 – JTMP urges our supporters to contact your congress member and tell them you support second chances, and you want them to vote YES on the Second Chance Reauthorization Act, or S. 1690/H.R. 3465, that extends prisoner reentry programs for an additional five years at the federal and state levels. Members of Congress from all sides have come together to introduce the bill, and it makes sense. Everyone makes mistakes, and everyone deserves a second chance. These programs will help these people get access to housing, jobs and other things you need in life to survive. Please contact your congress member today and tell them you support second chances, you support the Second Chance Reauthorization Act, and tell them to vote yes!

Need to find your congress member? Find them and even get a letter/email template to send your congress member, and read more about this on the Faces and Voices of Recovery website.

Welcome Back Federal Workers! Government Back Open!!

OCT 17, 2013 – As I was walking my dog this morning on the federal park land of the C&O Canal Towpath, me and several neighbors spotted a US Park Service truck pull up ad 2 feral Park Service workers got out. We welcomed them back, and they responded they had a lot of backed-up work they had to do. We were very welcome to see our vital government workers, in this case assuring we have safe outdoors to take walks and enjoy nature, back at work providing us the many needed services we rely on everyday. The old saying goes, "You don't know what you've got till it's gone" applies. The Teabaggers, by shutting down the government, made us appreciate the myriad of governmental services all of us Americans have created with our government that sustains a comfortable level of lifestyle. From an elderly retiree getting their social security check, the soldier receiving their pay, to young kids getting help with Headstart, our governmental services are vital and important. JTMP strongly urges our supporters to watch out for conservatives and conservative organizations. They are coming after our Social Security, Medicare and al the other governmental institutions built by progressives over the years. Make sure you vote every time even in primaries, and pay attention to local elections as well as federal elections. Make sure you tell your government workers and your government representatives: Welcome back! Thank you for your services, and please do all you can to protect and secure entitlement programs. Bolster them up, inject new funding, do means testing; do whatever it takes to SAVE our entitlement programs, not get rid of them like certain conservative organizations propose.  (photo credit: Chris Gray-Garcia/US Army Corps Engineers/CC)

Occupy Activist Musician George Martinez Wants to “Bum Rush The Vote”

June 12, 2012 – George Martinez, an Occupy Activist Musician who has been heavily involved with the Occupy Movement in New York, is running for the US Congressional 7th District seat in the upcoming 2012 New York election this fall. On his website he says, "Controlling politics without money is power, people power". He is running a campaign purely on people power, and hopes that with technology and social media, and of course people getting involved, can carry the day.

Mr. Martinez clearly states his platform is ending "corporate personhood", and many other issues such as Medicare For All, student loan debt help, green energy investments, end the drug war, and other very progressive stances. Find out more information on this candidate on his BumRushTheVote.net website here.

Check out Mr. Martinez in a Occupy Activist Music Video below, and don't forget to register to vote, and vote in this November's election. From the city council, to state delegates, to US Senators and the President, it is important for democracy if everyone "Bum Rushes The Vote!", and overrides the money corruption in our elections. To start your voter registration process go to Smart.gov here and click on the state you live in. There is also a "National Mail Voter Registration Form" that you can use to register to vote anywhere in the United States, and all states are required by law to accept it, and you can get that on the FEC's website here.

Obama pushes for lower interest rates on student loans to excite young voters

APR 20, 2012 – The youth vote is crucial for Obama in his bid for reelection, so the President has commenced a tour of key states pushing for Congress to extend the lower interest rates on student loans. The 3 state tour, through North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa will be aimed at young people who lately have been strapped with student debt once they leave college. If Congress doesn't act, rates will double after July 1 to 6.8%. Read more on Reuters.com here.   (photo credit: graciepoo/Flickr)