OFA collects 1.4 million signatures for gun... →
(CNN) - The political group formed from President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has collected more than 1.4 million signatures on a petition urging congressional leaders to reconsider and pass legislation expanding background checks on gun sales.
LOL Of The Week: House GOP Prepares Its 37th... →
Nobody told House Minority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) that the Republican Party was joking. He apparently read the GOP’s 2012 “Growth and Opportunity Project”
Vote from abroad | 25 JUNE 2013: MASSACHUSETTS... →
The general election to select candidates to fill the seat vacated by John Kerry will take place on Tuesday 25 June. If you have not sent in an FPCA since January 2013, you must act NOW to vote. You can STILL request your ballot! Go to www.votefromabroad.org, fill-out the information, download your FPCA and email your FPCA to your local election official by June 5 and they will email you the...
Vote from Abroad | 4 JUNE 2013: MISSOURI SPECIAL... →
Attention Missouri voters in the 8th Congressional District: The general election to select candidates to fill the seat vacated by Jo Ann Emerson will take place on Tuesday 4 June. If you have not sent in an FPCA since January 2013, you must act NOW to vote because you now must register to vote in each and every calendar year. You can STILL register to vote and request your ballot! Go...
74% of lobbyist spending on Kansas lawmakers... →
Lobbyists seeking to influence state laws have spent $380,000 feeding, entertaining and giving gifts to legislators in the first three months of this year. But you will never know how three-fourths of that money was spent because the state disclosure law doesn’t require it. Records obtained from the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission show that more than 74 percent of lobbyist spending, almost...
President Obama says at news conference that he... →
Social media emerge as players in state capitols →
In a most basic way, social media — especially Twitter — shrink the sometimes already small world of statehouse politics. There are fewer secrets. More bruised feelings. And everyone can can see story lines play out in real time from any corner of the capitol where someone has a smartphone. The influences run from subtle to pronounced.
38 consecutive months of private-sector job growth...
The U.S. added 165,000 jobs in April, lowering the unemployment rate to a four-year low of 7.5%.
>>Rhode Island House approves marriage equality...
>>Associated Press now projects Ed Markey the...
Malloy Backs Minimum Wage Increase →
Connecticut’s Dannel Malloy is fighting for an increased minimum wage for working people in his state.
The TDP sends prayers out towards those in West... →
Gabby Giffords: A Senate in the Gun Lobby's Grip →
Our democracy’s history is littered with names we neither remember nor celebrate — people who stood in the way of progress while protecting the powerful. On Wednesday, a number of senators voted to join that list. Mark my words: if we cannot make our communities safer with the Congress we have now, we will use every means available to make sure we have a different Congress, one that puts...
KDP Names Keith Humphrey As Veterans Caucus Chair... →
Senate sets Wednesday vote on bipartisan plan...
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in...
While the GOP doubles down against marriage... →
60% of Americans want stricter gun laws, new... →
Reminder: Local elections are happening in several...
“Make no mistake, here in our time, it’s more important than ever that we show up to vote, not just this year, but every year and in every election. Every voice must be heard and every vote must be counted.” - FIrst Lady Michelle Obama
Connecticut lawmakers reach deal on 'most... →
Connecticut lawmakers on Monday said they had reached an agreement on compromise gun control legislation that they said would be one of the toughest in the nation, 3½ months after 20 children and six other people were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school. The bill includes a ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines like those Adam Lanza used to fire 154 shots in four 4 minutes Dec....
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We support the Employment Non- Discrimination Act because people should not be...– Democratic Party Platform
We believe in an America where everybody gets a fair shot and everybody plays by...– Democratic Party Platform
States vote yes to online registration →
A wave of states in recent years have moved to allow residents to register online and the pace is quickening today as many more are debating the issue - a development that is swelling voting rolls, saving taxpayers’ money, and providing a welcome demilitarized zone in the raging partisan wars over ballot access.
Happy Easter to everyone celebrating!
Follow Up: Fraudulent attack mailer against KCK... →
“Earlier today, the Mainstream Coalition learned that a political mailer was sent under the Mainstream name to Wyandotte County households attacking mayoral candidate Mark Holland. Make no mistake: the Mainstream Coalition DID NOT send this mailer, nor did its political action committee, MainPAC. As soon as Mainstream learned about the mailer, it lodged an official complaint with the Kansas...
Fraudulent mailer sent out against KCK Mayoral... →
“It has come to our attention that a mailer attacking Kansas City, Kansas, mayoral candidate Mark Holland was sent out under the Mainstream Coalition name. This IS NOT a mailer that Mainstream created or mailed. It includes a post office box as a return address that IS NOT ours. In fact, Mainstream Coalition’s PAC, MainPAC, has endorsed Holland in the race. Since we just learned about...
For Democrats, there's no such thing as an... →
What you chip in before this critical fundraising deadline could determine whether we win or lose in 2014 and 2016. If we want to keep winning we have to keep working.
(R) Alaska Rep. Don Young uses derogatory term to... →