May 29, 2010
May 28, 2010
Many's the time I've been mistaken, and many times
confused Yes and I've often felt forsaken, and
certainly misused Ah but I'm alright, I'm alright,
I'm just weary to my bones Still you don't expect
to be bright and bon-vivant So far away from home,
so far away from home
And I don't know a soul who's not been battered I
don't have a friend who feels at ease I don't know
a dream that's not been shattered or driven to its
knees But it's alright, it's alright, for we lived
so well, so long Still, when I think of the road
we're traveling on I wonder what's gone wrong, I
can't help it I wonder what's gone wrong
And I dreamed I was dying, I dreamed that my soul
rose unexpectedly And looking back down at me,
smiled reassuringly And I dreamed I was flying,
and high up above my eyes could clearly see The
statue of liberty, sailing away to sea, and I
dreamed I was flying
But we come on a ship they called Mayflower We
come on a ship that sailed the moon We come in the
ages' most uncertain hours and sing an American
tune And it's alright, oh it's alright, it's
alright, you can be forever blessed Still
tomorrow's gonna be another working day and I'm
trying to get some rest That's all I'm trying, to
get some rest.
From: Daniel Mintz, MoveOn.org Political Action <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, May 28, 2010 at 12:45 PM
Subject: What is Sen. Kerry doing!?!
To: Terry Travers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Senate was set to close the outrageous loophole that has hedge fund managers paying lower taxes than teachers. But amazingly, Sen. Kerry is fighting to keep the loophole. Can you call and tell her to stop protecting super-rich investment managers?
Senator John Kerry
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On many issues, Sen. Kerry has been a solid progressive. But not today.
The Senate was set to vote tomorrow on a bill closing the outrageous tax loophole that lets billionaire hedge fund managers pay much lower taxes than regular folks. It's a change that's long past due.
But Sen. Kerry and a few other senators are fighting on behalf of wealthy investment managers to keep the loophole in place.1 And in part because of Sen. Kerry's stance, the bill will be delayed by weeks, which means unemployment benefits for workers who were laid off because of the financial crisis will expire.2
He needs to hear from people in Massachusetts that protecting super-rich investment fund managers at the expense of struggling families is unacceptable, and it's wrong. Can you call Sen. Kerry right now to let him know you want him to close the "investment fund managers' loophole," not fight to protect it?
Senator John Kerry
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Why is someone like Sen. Kerry opposing this? It's hard to say, and his explanation doesn't make a ton of sense.4 But the sad truth is, the financial industry, including the investment fund managers affected by this bill, has become a major source of support for Democrats like Sen. Kerry. And right now, these rich donors are freaking out because they have a lot to lose if this loophole is closed. And that seems to have spooked a bunch of Democrats who should know better.
If you missed it on Wednesday, here's a chart that shows just how outrageous this loophole is, letting hedge fund managers pay lower taxes than firefighters, teachers, police officers and doctors.
Please call Sen. Kerry right now and tell him to support the "American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010," including the closure of the investment fund managers' loophole?
Senator John Kerry
Then, please report your call by clicking here:
–Daniel, Anna, Matt, Nita, and the rest of the team
1. "Dems Fighting Over Tax Loophole For Money Managers," The Huffington Post, May 19, 2010
2. "Senate to go on recess without extending federal unemployment benefits," Mlive.com, May 27, 2010
4. "Venture Capitalists Fight a Tax Increase," The New York Times, May 20, 2010
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Alto Arizona | May 29, 2010
National Day of Action Against SB 1070
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LAWS THAT NEED BREAKING
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THE BATTLE HEATS UP IN ARIZONA
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ORGANIZING AT GROUND ZERO
An Arizona activist explains how people and organizations are coming together across the state in the fight against the anti-immigrant law SB 1070.
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THIS IS A FIGHT FOR ALL OF US
A revived immigrant rights movement has the potential to turn back Arizona's racist law, renew the push for genuine reform and inspire other struggles.
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ARIZONA TEACHES THE FOUR R'S
With a new law that bans ethnic studies, Arizona schools will get back to the basics--Reading, 'Righting, 'Rithmatic and Racism.
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IMMIGRATION: COUNTERING THE RIGHT'S LIES
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ARIZONA'S "JUAN CROW"
Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law will create fear and intimidation--but it is also sparking resistance in the state and beyond.
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DYING IN OUR BACKYARD
Even before the latest set of anti-immigrant laws, Arizona was ground zero for the federal government's deadly war on the undocumented.
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ANOTHER REASON TO PROTEST ARIZONA
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill that outlaws the Tucson school district's academically successful ethnic studies program.
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May 26, 2010
When I was a boy, younger than Tadgh there, my brothers and sisters had to leave the land, because it couldn't support them. We wasn't rich enough to be priests or doctors, so it was the emigrant ship for all of them. I were the eldest, the heir. I were the only one left at home. Neighbours were scarce. So my father and I, we had our breakfast, dinner, and tea, working in that field without a break in our work. And my mother brought us the meals. One day, one day my father sensed a drop of rain in the air and my mother helped us bring in the hay before it was too late. She was working one corner of the field, and I was working in the other. About the third day, I saw her fall back, keel over so to speak. I called my father, I run to her. My father kneeled beside her. He knew she... he knew she was dying. He said an act of contrition into her ear and he asked God to forgive her her sins. And he looked at me, and he said, "Fetch a priest." Fetch a priest... And I said, "Let's - let's bring the hay in first. Let's bring the hay in first." My father looked at me with tears of pride in his eyes. He knew I'd take care of the land. And if you think I'm gonna face my mother in Heaven or in Hell without that field, you've got something else coming. No collar, uniform, or weapon will protect the man that stands in my way.
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From: Daniel Mintz, MoveOn.org Political Action
Date: Wed, May 26, 2010 at 3:50 PM
To: Terry Travers
Thanks for all you do.
–Daniel, Nita, Amy, Milan, and the rest of the team
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