Hector Salamanca Arroyo on May 27, 2015

Hello! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as the new Grassroots Engagement Coordinator here in Des Moines, IA. 

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Judy on May 27, 2015
Judy asks Sanders about nuclear weapons
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders recently declared his candidacy for President. On May 27, I joined hundreds of people at the South Church in Portsmouth NH for a town hall meeting with the Senator. He answered a number of questions from the audience, and I was able to ask the last one, about whether he supported the $1 trillion dollar build-up of US nuclear forces. It's "all about our national priorities," he said. Read More
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Lia Lindsey on May 26, 2015
JB Hutto Prison, 2008

The detention quota is a federal policy requiring that 34,000 beds in immigrant detention facilities be maintained every day — an arbitrary number based not on enforcement needs, but on the profit needs of the companies that contract to detain immigrants.  Congresspeople who support the policy benefit from campaign contributions from the very same corporations. 

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Eric Zulaski on May 21, 2015
Lindsey Graham Walk and Talk
Presidential candidate, Senator Lindsey Graham, did a "walk and talk" in downtown Manchester, NH. Governing Under the Influence activists rose to the occasion and delivered the message that we do not want a system governed under the influence of Pentagon contractors, for-profit prisons and corporate lobbyists in general. Several people asked questions. Read More
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Arnie Alpert on May 18, 2015
Arnie hands whistle to Christie
Last week I asked Chris Christie how we can keep for-profit prison companies from running our immigration policy. He said "we need to blow the whistle" if policy is being driven by the dictates of private profit. So I went to see him again this week. After his speech in Portsmouth, I gave him a copy of our paper on the immigrant detention quota. And I handed him a whistle. Read More
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Judy on May 18, 2015

A one trillion dollar investment in nuclear weapons surely needs to be discussed. The interests of the corporations that stand to make bundles of cash should not outweigh the need for a stable, de-nuclearized world.

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Judy on May 14, 2015
W78 Nuclear Warhead

What a surprise!  A panel loaded with nuclear industry cronies says the corporations that profit from nuclear weapons are over-regulated and under-compensated.

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Nancy on May 13, 2015
Nancy asked Martin O'Malley about money in politics and the immigrant detention quota. Read More
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Curt on May 13, 2015
I attended the event at Chez Vachon and got to ask Gov. O’Malley about the military-industrial-complex. Read More
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Lynn on May 13, 2015
I went to Tilton Diner to "bird dog" Chris Christie. I went in and sat by myself and ordered eggs benedict done with spinach. A State-House based AP reporter sitting nearby told me, "If you sit alone like that, he'll come and talk to you." Christie did. He paused at two tables of four to shake hands, but came to my table for conversation about the Pentagon budget and offshore drilling. Read More
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