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U.S. Transportation

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 6:24:42 AM | Link

     Your all Republican Congress Job killers. Not one job for any American anywhere. Oopsie, did not get that done. In the 2015 summer time?


Critter time

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 6:05:57 AM | Link

     Tiger Day.


We begin together

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 6:01:00 AM | Link

      In Bara, Pakistan. Afghanistan. Africa and Congress? Stateside.


Sports fans

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 8:20:01 AM | Link

     BaseballAnd  The Cubs. The White Sox make no trades.


Russia

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 8:15:43 AM | Link

     Pals.


We begin together

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 7:31:58 AM | Link

     U.S. Pensions.


Publishing

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 5:50:05 AM | Link

     Windows 10.


Japan

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 5:47:42 AM | Link

     Art.


We begin together

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 5:37:49 AM | Link

     In Afghanistan. Pakistan.


U.S. Gambling

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 6:28:29 AM | Link

     See that gambling board. Your RGA. Robbing Government Assets. Grover Norquist. Job killers. And soo.....where does all that stolen money go?


U.S. Congress 2015

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 6:22:06 AM | Link

      R' Doink and you know Grover Norquist is all in it.


We begin together

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 5:45:28 AM | Link

     Cooking with Jesus and windows 10.


Sports fans

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 6:15:00 AM | Link

     MLB. U.S. Girl Power. & The America's Cup. Flying.


We begin together

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 6:13:01 AM | Link

     In Korea. Pyongyang.


Japan

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 5:21:13 PM | Link

     No more Assad.


Russia

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 5:10:06 PM | Link

     St. Petersburg.


Publishing

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 2:08:54 PM | Link

     Wabbitt. eYeka? And a little toonage.


Sports fans

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 10:32:35 AM | Link

     The America's CupMLB.


U.S. Civics

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 6:12:04 AM | Link

     Americans have already paid the full price of your all Republican Congress's inaction and repeating failures over and over again.

     This is not how America works and in fact is quite the opposite. America held hostage to, for and by the few, the 1% filthy rich. Your all Republican Congress holding us hostage until we capitulate to the ignorance and the thievage of the Im/ Ex bank. A small and seemingly non important international bank. Who else do we know in international banking?

     An unclean bill is what? A dirty bill. And it never had to happen, but forced by your all Republican Congress yet one more time. Eat dirt or no deal, "that's fair" and so be it. The dirty deal or no deal.
     And when the July 31 dead line comes and goes, nothing done, and Congressional vacation time at $87 dollars per hour 24/7, please note the ever repeating "Gee did not get that done" Nothing done for America.
     Please note; there is no cry from the RGA, where are the federal monies for our 3 decades plus past due all new roads. There is nothing to fix. Your pals at the see, no evil, hear no evil, know no evil RGA.  Nothing not even a tweet nor a pute.

     The merits and demerits of the Im/Ex Bank have been desperately understated as to the koch bros interests in that relatively innoculous Im/Ex Bank.

     The only ones that would have any interest (pardon the pun, but not the messengers) (Congress and your all Republuican Senate too) in the Im/Ex Bank would be those already in and doing business Im/ Ex banking international. And that would be the few, the 1%, the Koch bros and utter privately held Corporate flea party albatrose's.


We begin together

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 5:17:49 AM | Link

     Safe Zone. Safe zone, safe zone, safe zones?


U.S. Congress 2015

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 1:34:17 PM | Link

     Your all Republican Congress assault on our good U.S. Presidency continues now. No reason for it. Never had to happen endlessly. Hate.


Sports fans

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 5:44:15 AM | Link

     MLB Trades?


Ending the enemy within U.S.

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 5:37:29 AM | Link

     See pals of Grover NRA Norquist all the way.  


Sunday is Church day

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 5:27:41 AM | Link

     In Syria. Bloody Assad. Turkey?


U.S. Elections 2016

Posted By: John Blyth | Time: 9:47:10 AM | Link

     North Carolina and guess who?

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July 23, 2015  
JOIN THE OPEN OUR DEMOCRACY CAMPAIGN
 
Rep. John Delaney was interviewed by Jackie Salit July 15 on her national conference  call about the Open Our Democracy Act. 
 
The bill, which was reintroduced in June by Delaney does three things: calls for top two nonpartisan primaries for U.S. House and Senate, makes Election Day a national holiday and sets up a commission to assess the practice of gerrymandering and develop a less partisan redistricting process. 
 
In the interview, Salit asked Delaney to respond to the reluctance of traditional reformers and good government groups to support nonpartisan primaries.
 
 "The problem we have is so many people are vested with the current system. I really believe this has to be a grassroots movement,"  Delaney said, "because I think if you go to normal Americans, average everyday Americans, people who are not overly engaged and dependent on the political process for their livelihood or how they fill their time, if you go to them and talk about these issues, it's really almost unassailable to them.  They can't even begin to imagine why what we're talking about here is not just common sense."
 
 
 

Salit told Delaney "We're going to be working hard to popularize this bill and  these issues and to give you the kind of grassroots support that you need so that when you talk to your colleagues and when we all talk to the presidential candidates, which we will, that we'll be in a position to show that there really is such a strong and fervent movement around this country to fix what's structurally wrong with our political process and make our democracy work for everyone."

 

The call launched a joint initiative sponsored by IndependentVoting.org and Open Primaries to mobilize support for the Open Our Democracy campaign by lobbying Congressmembers and publicizing the bill.  
 
 
To join the campaign, click here or email national@independentvoting.org

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
 
Lyons.spokesperson
Sunday, July 26, 7pm ET: Spokesperson Training Call with Director of Communications Sarah Lyons.  Advance your skills as a spokesperson for the concerns and issues of independents.  Whether it's composing a letter to the editor, speaking to an organization, or appearing on radio or TV, join the conference call to get tips and support from Sarah.  On this call, Sarah will be teaching the ABC's about how to talk about the Open Our Democracy Campaign to the press and the public. Register here.
Independent Leaders to Rep. Carolyn Maloney in New York: 
Help Us Open Our Democracy!

  

Ed Brady, Cathy Stewart, Nancy Ross, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Alvaader Frazier
 

NYC Independence Club members Ed Brady, Alvaader Frazier, Nancy Ross and Cathy Stewart kicked off the Open Our Democracy Campaign on Monday, meeting with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. Rep. Maloney represents the Upper East Side of Manhattan and neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn.  They asked Maloney to become a co-sponsor of the Open Our Democracy Act.  Maloney began the meeting by recalling that in 1982 she had met Nancy on the campaign trail while both were running for office - Nancy as an independent, Maloney as a Democrat.  

 

Cathy reminded the Congresswoman that there are over 118,000 independents in her district who are locked out of the primaries. Alvaader asked the Congresswoman to become a co-sponsor of the bill.  While Maloney agreed that Election Day should be a holiday, she wanted to "read and think about" the remainder of the bill which includes provisions for nonpartisan Top Two open primaries for all US House and Senate seats and redistricting reform. Of course, these are the key reforms in the bill which would unlock partisanship and gridlock.

 

"It is important to put this issue before every Congressperson and to force them to take a position," said Stewart.  "The next step will be to organize dozens of Rep. Maloney's constituents to send in a postcard asking her to co-sponsor the bill. Then Alvaader will follow up with the Congressperson's Chief of Staff." So stay tuned!

  

Petition to SCOTUS Says Closed Primaries Are Unconstitutional

A national coalition of election reform organizations led by the Independent Voter Project (IVP) and IndependentVoting.org filed a petition for 'Writ of Certiorari' with the Supreme Court of the United States last week in a case challenging the constitutionality of New Jersey's closed primary election system. The coalition is petitioning the Court to declare that the fundamental right to vote is a nonpartisan right. Under its current law, however, New Jersey requires that a voter join either the Republican or Democratic political parties as a condition of participating at an integral stage of its non-presidential elections. Such a system robs citizens of the most important liberty asserted in the Declaration of Independence: the right to govern themselves.

Read more here.  

A Profile in Independence:
Cassia Herron, Louisville, KY

  

Cassia Herron is a native Kentuckian, who has spent over 15 years working in the areas of community engagement, economic development and efforts to improve the local food economy.   She was raised in Richmond - a small agricultural town - and has spent the other half of her life in dense, urban neighborhoods in Louisville. As a community organizer, she has invested her time in helping to bridge urban and rural communities. 
 
Cassia became an independent after participating in a candidate screening process for metro council representative. She was turned off by the extent to which partisanship ruled the vote.  "I decided then that I never again wanted to be represented by either of these parties."
 
Cassia continued: "Why do I have to join a political party in order to exercise my right to vote? Why have Kentuckians allowed partisan politics to disenfranchise ex-offenders and gerrymander voting districts that leave thousands of citizens without a voice? It's past time to change this dynamic!  I'm excited about connecting with other independent leaders across the country and having a network of supporters who can help Kentucky independents find their voice."
In the News
 

Meet the Press host Chuck Todd spoke about the dramatic rise in the numbers of independent / unaffiliated voters.  Check it out.  

 

The Albuquerque Free Press  wrote of Bob Perls' efforts in New Mexico in "Breaking the Two Party Stranglehold. Read here.

 

Jackie Salit's column , "Hillary Clinton, Hardly a Champion of Voting Rights," was featured in the Waco Tribune-HeraldRead here. 

 

Jim Rohrer, an independent from Evergreen, Colorado, writes about politics and culture for his column in the Canyon CourierRead "Primary System Disenfranchises Voters" here.

Gwen Mandell
Director of National Outreach
IndependentVoting.org 
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