Action Alert

2008/10/01: Call now to support Baldwin's H. Res. 1509, The Executive Branch Accountability Act

On Friday September 26, our Congresswoman from Wisconsin, Tammy Baldwin introduced H. Res.

2008/09/30: Tell Congress: No Wall Street Bailout! from United for Peace and Justice

UFPJ is joining with allies in labor and community  as we call on Congress to put together a short term economic plan that protects our communities and compels Wall Street to pay for its mistakes.

As the bailout debate has raged on in Congress, a breathtaking new Pentagon budget of nearly $700 Billion was pushed through the House and Senate while local governments began calling for budget cuts in anticipation of the impact of the catastrophic credit crisis on Wall Street. Read The Nation article: The Iraq War as a Financial Sinkhole http://www.thenation.com/blogs/notion/?pid=365803

We realize this is very late notice, but we encourage you to join with Jobs with Justice  http://www.jwj.org/coalitions.html as they hit the streets tomorrow, Wednesday, October 1st, to demand that Congress serve Main Street before Wall Street.

2008/09/26: Representative Tammy Baldwin, Madison, Calls for Executive Accountabilility

Representative Tammy Baldwin Calls for Executive Accountability To Reverse Illegal Actions and Prevent Further Abuses:

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has introduced the Executive Branch Accountability Act of 2008, calling on the next President to reverse the damaging and illegal actions taken by the Bush/Cheney Administration and to collaborate with Congress to proactively prevent any further abuses of executive branch power.

2008/09/30: Update on CONTAMINATED ARMY SITE, Merrimac

 

NEW HIGHWAY WILL PLOW THROUGH CONTAMINATED ARMY SITE, Merrimac, WI

 

Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger (CSWAB) is challenging a plan to allow road construction through a highly contaminated area at Badger Army Ammunition Plant.  The Army is seeking permission from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to leave elevated levels of soil contaminants in an area that will be "highly disturbed" by earthmoving activities for realignment of U.S. Highway 78.  Any residual contamination in and around the project area, Army officials said, will ultimately be the responsibility of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

 

2008/09/30: Call your Senator TODAY about the India nuclear cooperation deal

Please call your Senator TODAY

On Saturday, the House of Representatives narrowly approved the India nuclear cooperation deal. Now, with only a few days left in the legislative session, the Bush Administration is pushing for a quick vote in the Senate.

Your Senator has expressed opposition to the India nuclear deal in the past. Please CALL to thank your Senator and urge continued opposition.
This opposition could prevent a vote in the Senate.

2008/09/29: Congress votes TODAY on $700 billion Wall Street bailout

Economist Nouriel Roubini, who accurately predicted the crisis when Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson was still claiming the “fundamentals of our economy are sound”, describes the bailout as "a disgrace" and "a bailout of reckless bankers, lenders and investors that provides little direct debt relief to borrowers and financially stressed households and that will come at a very high cost to the US taxpayer.”

2008/09/26: WDC E-LERT on the Bail-out

WISCONSIN DEMOCRACY CAMPAIGN E-LERT
In this update:
1. Incumbents lean on special interests to protect status quo
2. Why a federal bailout is close to inevitable
3. What's behind voter cross-check lawsuit

2008/09/26: Act Now to Help Cuba -- Devastated by Two 'Category 4' Hurricanes!

Act Now to Help Cuba -- Devastated by Two 'Category 4' Hurricanes!

Despite significant damage and a number of deaths and injuries in the US, our officials have openly expressed relief that we avoided being hit by the "storm of the century," as Hurricanes Gustav & Ike hit the U.S. with much less force than once feared.

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