‘Historic Opportunity’: Supreme Court to Hear Partisan Gerrymandering Case

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/06/19/historic-opportunity-supreme-court-hear-partisan-gerrymandering-case Published on Monday, June 19, 2017 by Common Dreams “Politicians should not be choosing their voters, voters should be choosing their politicians,” said Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause By Jake Johnson, staff writer “Gerrymandering has … Continued

Sign Petition to Protect the Johnson Amendment and Integrity of Tax-Exempt Organizations

From Americans United for Separation of Church and State (http://www.au.org): For more than six decades, a provision of the tax code known as the Johnson Amendment has protected the integrity of tax-exempt organizations, including houses of worship, by ensuring they … Continued

Report: “Extreme Maps” Give Unfair Political Advantage

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-05-17/civil-rights/report-extreme-maps-give-unfair-political-advantage/a57726-1 May 17, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window A new report blames bias in drawing district lines for giving the Republican Party a 13-5 advantage in Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation. (61-1099lm/Wikimedia … Continued

Sign Letter Urging Congress Not to Permit Houses of Worship to Be Used as Political Tools

From Americans United for Separation of Church and State (http://www.au.org): Throughout his campaign and presidency, the current president has repeatedly promised to “destroy” a law known as the Johnson Amendment. This law protects the integrity of houses of worship, by ensuring … Continued

When Protests Are Powerful, The Powerful Punish Protest

Posted at https://ourfuture.org/20170510/when-protests-are-powerful-the-powerful-punish-protest May 10, 2017 Libero Della Piana When people feel powerless – locked out of decision-making, bypassed by real governance – they turn to protest. Especially for the disenfranchised and oppressed, protest is often the only way to … Continued

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