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"Today, we learned from previously confidential documents that the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is intentionally working to divide Americans across racial lines to advance their political agenda."
Our campaign has always focused on community organizing and progressive politics. This year, we need boots on the ground to turn out 20,000 new voters. Why? Because that's what it will take to defeat the GOP’s amendments and elect statewide candidates like President Obama. This is an enormous challenge that requires lots of resources.
Voter ID laws are the latest attempt by conservative groups and corporate interests to shape a GOP-friendly electorate and consolidate the power of the 1 percent within the political system. According to a 2006 study by the Brennan Center for Justice, 11 percent of US citizens lack government-issued ID, including 18 percent of young voters and 25 percent of African-Americans.
A new report on congressional Twitter use found that Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) is among the most "influential" lawmakers on Twitter, behind Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio).
"We can still do much more to strengthen our nation’s health care system. For starters, we need a public health care option. I fought hard for the public option during the health reform debates, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. By giving consumers more choices, we can increase competition and keep the cost of coverage even lower."
The long-term budget plan introduced to great fanfare by House Republicans yesterday now has an alternative from the left, courtesy of DFL Rep. Keith Ellison and other members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, made up of the most liberal members of Congress.