Thursday, June 30, 2016

Don't let Obama bail out the insurance companies

From Freedom Works:

Obama’s ignoring the law. He’s ignoring a federal judge. He’s taking billions of your tax dollars to bail out his cronies in the insurance industry anyway. And now he’s hoping his lawyers find a loophole so he can keep spending your money!

We saw the legal hoops Obama jumped through to force ObamaCare on you. The courts betrayed us before, and you know they’ll betray us again. That’s why you must act and force Congress to end Obama’s bailouts permanently. Contact these Republican Senators and tell them it’s time to end the ObamaCare bailouts.

The only way we can stop Obama is by forcing Congress to pass Senator Marco Rubio’s bill: S 123. Send these Republican Senators a message. Tell them to support S 123. Tell them it’s time to end the ObamaCare bailouts.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Gay rights activist beats himself up

Calum McSwiggan

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

LGBT advocate and YouTube personality Calum McSwiggan claims that he is a victim of a homophobic hate crime, allegedly being targeted and severely beaten by three men as he was leaving a gay club in Hollywood.

Yeah, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LACSD) says he's lying, like a lot.

The police report actually reveals that McSwiggan himself was arrested and taken into custody for vandalizing a car. The officers then watched the "victim" beat himself while in the jail cell, alone.

Those homophobes that beat him up only existed in his victimized mind.

McSwiggan posted a desperate message to Instagram on Monday describing the fantasized hate crime, claiming that he has "never felt so terrified to be a gay man in the public eye."

"Last night was the worst night of my life and I'm really struggling to find the words to talk about it," he wrote. "After one of the most wonderful weekends at VidCon we went out to a gay club to celebrate, and towards the end of the evening I was separated from my friends and beaten up by three guys... With three broken teeth and six stitches in my forehead, I've never felt so terrified to be a gay man in the public eye."

The hoaxer claims that the law enforcement is also to blame. They supposedly treated McSwiggan as a "second class citizen."

"The authorities should have been there to help and protect me but instead they treated me like a second class citizen," he added to the dramatic post.

According to the LACSD, however, McSwiggan's story is not only full of holes, but a complete lie.

When deputies arrived on scene after McSwiggan claimed to have been assaulted, they found him with no injuries. Instead, the young man was seen vandalizing a car, was arrested and taken into custody.

In a jail cell, alone, McSwiggan began beating himself up with a receiver of a pay-phone inside the cell, according to officers. It was then that the hoaxer was taken to the hospital, where he snapped his selfies and begged the world for sympathy.

"The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has an affirmative duty to fully investigate all assaults and reports of violence in our community," says the statement released by the LACSD. "Deputies from West Hollywood Station responded to and investigated the report by Calum McSwiggan that he was assaulted by three males after leaving a local nightclub early Monday morning. Responding deputies were unable to substantiate the assault. Mr. McSwiggan, who had no visible injuries, was subsequently arrested after deputies observed him vandalizing a car in the 8900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard.

"After being booked and photographed, Mr. McSwiggan was placed into a cell by himself at West Hollywood Station," the statement continues."Mr. McSwiggan was then observed injuring himself with the handle and receiver to a payphone inside the cell. Medical personnel were summoned and Mr. McSwiggan was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Mr. McSwiggan’s booking photo was taken prior to deputies seeing Mr. McSwiggan injuring himself."

This looks like another classic case of a hate crime hoax. As the Daily Wire reported last month, a gay pastor claimed to be a victim of a homophobic hate crime when Whole Foods allegedly wrote "Love Wins, Fag" on his cake instead of the requested "Love Wins." Yeah, that was also confirmed to be a hoax, as well: The pastor later admitted that whole thing was a lie, he added the word "Fag" to the cake.


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Obama administration declares war on its enemies

From Campaign For Liberty:

With the months ticking away in President Obama's final term in the Oval Office, the battle cry emerging from the White House right now is "DESTROY YOUR ENEMIES!"

Using every means at their disposal, the Obama administration is preparing to unleash a torrent of Big Government schemes.

Whether it's Campaign for Liberty's ongoing fight with the IRS, the fight over the U.S. Supreme Court -- or the rapidly approaching November elections -- the stakes couldn't be higher for our liberty movement.

But after a mid-year review of Campaign for Liberty's financial situation, I'm afraid I'm facing an enormous problem.

We can't put up much of a fight for the remainder of 2016.

Not without a serious and IMMEDIATE influx of funds. And even then, I am afraid serious choices must be made. But this is OUR Campaign for Liberty, not only mine.

That's why I've written a special Mid-Year Member Ballot for your review.

As Campaign for Liberty President Norm Singleton and I sketch out our final plans for the rest of 2016, I need you to please tell us where to focus.

But I have only until July 1st to make a final decision. So please act right away!

With so much on our plates it's a decision I don't want to make without hearing from you.

So please give me your opinion. It will only take a moment of your time.

And if you have already signed your ballot, please forward this to a family member or friend right now.

One of my very top concerns right now is the Supreme Court vacancy left with the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia.

While Justice Scalia sometimes failed the liberty movement on issues like privacy, he was an ally on many other core constitutional issues.

Not only that, but he stood as a bulwark against those who would use federal courts to reshape American society.

Now, with his passing, the statists can hardly contain their glee.

Should President Obama succeed in confirming his nominee, Merrick Garland, there could be no saving our remaining constitutional liberties:

*** The Fourth Amendment will be further eroded as government agents stick their nose into more aspects of your "private" life;

*** The Second Amendment could be "interpreted" out of existence;

*** First Amendment protections -- like those that ensure Campaign for Liberty can boldly speak out against BOTH parties' radical Big Government schemes -- could be all but DESTROYED;

*** New EPA regulations, handing government vast new tax and regulatory controls over individual citizens' private property, would be rubber-stamped.

In fact, the left-wing website Daily Kos brags, "We'd affect the fundamental direction of the Court not for a year or two but possibly for a generation."

So if you think STOPPING confirmation of any Justice who would tip the scales in the statists' favor should be Campaign for Liberty's top priority, please mark "OPTION #1: STOP PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SUPREME COURT TAKEOVER!" on your Mid-Year Member Ballot.

The second fight we are prioritizing this year is our ongoing fight with the IRS.

For more than two years now, I've fought the IRS's demands for the names, addresses, and other confidential personal information on select Campaign for Liberty contributors.

With the help of good folks like you, I've stood up to their attempts to cripple Campaign for Liberty with everything from legal threats to $10,000-a-day fines.

I did so for an important reason. They're UNCONSTITUTIONAL and they are flat-out wrong.

Forcing organizations like Campaign for Liberty to publicize donor information would have an incredibly chilling effect on political free speech.

Many liberty-loving Americans would silence themselves for fear of becoming targets of political retribution.

So when Campaign for Liberty's accountants and senior staff prepared our annual financial statements for submission to the IRS as required by law, I instructed our staff to REFUSE to comply with these unconstitutional IRS demands and leave off any identifying donor information.

As a 501(c)(4) organization, Campaign for Liberty contributor information is supposed to be confidential.

Now, after coming so close to passing Audit the Fed in the U.S. Senate -- and with our continued efforts to INCREASE Senate pressure by passing the bill through the House -- the situation with the IRS is getting more serious by the day.

Their goal is to wipe our liberty movement off the map as a political force this election year by draining us with expensive fines and sky-high court costs.

But not fighting back could allow President Obama's goons to go on a rampage against anyone they've identified as a political enemy.

So if you think standing up to the IRS's demands should be our number-one priority, please mark "OPTION #2: FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE IRS."

Our third big priority is, of course, Audit the Fed.

Please consider just how far we've come with Audit the Fed -- and how very close we are to finally EXPOSING the Federal Reserve's corruption and cronyism.

Name virtually anything you HATE about Washington, D.C. today -- from a government that's involved in every aspect of our lives, to boondoggles like ObamaCare, to never-ending military adventurism and you'll find the banksters at the Fed bankrolling it all.

When taxing and borrowing cash aren't enough to make ends meet, the Fed simply prints more money to pay the bills –– enabling a government that's bigger and more intrusive than Americans would ever accept if its cost weren't hidden through inflation.

The good news is, with the results of the presidential race, the establishment in Washington, D.C. is scared stiff.

They've seen the American people rising up against the status quo, and they're scared stiff for their political futures.

That's why, after falling only seven votes shy of passing Audit the Fed in the Senate this January, if you and I can possibly create another tidal wave of momentum, the result could be far different.

As I write you, Campaign for Liberty is working to force Audit the Fed back on the Senate's agenda by passing it through the U.S. House as we've done the last two Congresses.

If we succeed, we could be setting up a fall showdown over Audit the Fed in the Senate -- pushing this issue to the very forefront of the U.S. presidential race.

With nearly 75% of the American people in support of Audit the Fed, any senator who opposes Audit the Fed will do so at their own political peril.

With Donald Trump publicly pledging a Fed audit within the first 100 days of his presidency -- while Hillary Clinton remains silent on Audit the Fed while raking in campaign contributions from Federal Reserve employees, including a Fed Governor -- President Obama may sign Audit the Fed in order to protect Hillary's presidential campaign.

So if you think auditing the Federal Reserve should be Campaign for Liberty's top priority, please mark "OPTION #3: EXPOSE THE FEDERAL RESERVE!"

And finally, remember that 2016 is a critical election year as well (as if you could forget).

Frankly, the statists in BOTH parties in Washington, D.C. have had enough of our liberty movement.

After all, you and I have seen more than our share of successes.

Whether it's Audit the Fed, sounding the alarm over government spying, derailing the National Internet Sales Tax -- or blocking schemes to impose a National ID -- liberty movement allies are making their impact felt.

Not that long ago, I was the lone voice for constitutional government in Congress.

But today, with leaders like my son Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and U.S. Reps. Justin Amash (R-MI-3) and Thomas Massie (R-KY-4) charting the path forward, the liberty movement continues to grow.

The bad news is, BOTH parties are gunning for us.

So you and I are going to have to FIGHT back like never before if we want to build the numbers it will take to ultimately restore liberty in America.

That means pulling out all the stops to EXPOSE statists' Big Government records by using every tool at our disposal, including email, social media, U.S. mail, grassroots mobilization, and even Internet and TV ads (if I can raise the resources).

A plan this big is not going to be cheap.

But I can't imagine waving the white flag and allowing the Big Government forces we've fought so hard against to steamroll us!

So if you think preparing for November should be Campaign for Liberty's top priority, please mark "OPTION #4: EXPOSE THE STATISTS IN NOVEMBER!" on your Mid-Year Member Ballot.

As you'll see, there are no easy choices.

Our country is on the brink, and I'm afraid the only way to bring it back is to fight harder than we ever have.

That's why, as you'll see, I've included one more option on your Member Ballot.

If you think C4L should fight on all four of these fronts and more, please click "OPTION #5: FIGHT EVERYWHERE! DON'T GIVE AN INCH!"

But please recognize how serious this is.

Without a massive influx of funds, I simply won't be able to even run a full program on any one of these critical battles through the rest of the year -– let alone all of them!

Fighting the statists everywhere will mean I simply must count on you to go above and beyond what you've done in the past.

That's why I simply must hear from you right away.

So can I please count on your most generous contribution of $30 TODAY?

I know that's a lot. I know it's more than you've done in the past.

But if $30 is just too much, please rush me your most generous contribution of $20 or at least $10 IMMEDIATELY!

With so much on the line, this could not be more serious.

So please return your Mid-Year Member Ballot to me right away, and tell me how to proceed.

For Liberty,

Dr. Ron Paul
Chairman

P.S. As you'll see, I've enclosed a special Campaign for Liberty Member Ballot with this letter.

I have only a few weeks to nail down Campaign for Liberty's most crucial plans for the rest of 2016, but I can't do that without hearing from you first.

So please fill out your Mid-Year Member Ballot and return it to me right away along with your most generous contribution of $30 , $20 or at least $10 at once!

And if you have already signed your ballot, please forward this to a family member or friend right now.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tell Congress to back the Stop Mass Hacking Act

From Demand Progress:

It's everyone's worst nightmare: Your computer gets hacked. Someone gains access to all your files and can see the details of your entire private life.

There's no greater invasion of digital privacy.

And yet the Department of Justice is pushing a radical rule change to let law enforcement hack into thousands of innocent Americans’ computers at a time.

And because of the secretive process the DOJ used to advance this rule change, it will automatically go into effect unless Congress blocks it.

That’s why we're joining a massive national day of action today to tell Congress to stop this radical power grab by co-sponsoring the bipartisan Stop Mass Hacking Act.

Tell your reps in Congress: Co-sponsor the Stop Mass Hacking Act now!

The DOJ wants to change an obscure federal rule known as “Rule 41” to radically expand its ability to hack into Americans’ computers.

This change would make it easier for the government to break into our computers, take data, and engage in remote surveillance – all with limited oversight by the courts.

Here’s how it works:

The rule change would allow judges to give warrants to search computers outside of their jurisdiction when those computers use common privacy-protecting technology like Tor or VPNs and for computers affected by certain types of malware.

That means law enforcement can shop around for the judge most likely to rubber stamp their request.

From journalists keeping their sources confidential to activists using VPNs to protect themselves from snooping governments, these rule changes would disproportionately target Internet users who actively protect their privacy online.

Tell Congress: Secure our privacy online. Co-sponsor the Stop Mass Hacking Act now!

Here’s the scariest part about this rule change: It could impact you if your computer is infected with malware – even if you don’t know it.

When your computer gets infected with malware, it’s typically just one of thousands, if not millions of computers infected with the same virus.

In a crazy twist, DOJ’s changes to “Rule 41” would let the government hack into computers of malware attacks victims, not just the criminals who carried out the attack.

About 30% of computers worldwide are infected with malware,1 so the government’s authority to secretly hack into our devices would be MASSIVE.

These changes will go through unless Congress takes action. That’s why we need to mobilize massive opposition to these rule changes.

Join us and tell your Representative and Senators: Co-sponsor the Stop Mass Hacking Act and reverse the changes to Rule 41 today!

Thanks for taking action,

Kate Kizer
Campaigner
Demand Progress

Support medical marijuana at the federal level,support the CARERS Act

From Americans For Safe Access:

We can end the federal prohibition on medical cannabis this year, but we need your help.

We have so much to be excited for this year in medical cannabis, and the current political landscape is more favorable than it has ever been. But we are at a crossroads. The 2016 Presidential Election right around the corner, and many of the victories we have won in the past few years could be rolled back by a new Administration.

Our work is not done. Millions of Americans still do not have access to safe and legal medical cannabis, and with the uncertainty of 2017, we could see the return of massive federal raids and imprisonment. We are more determined than ever to bring safe and legal access to all Americans, and we now have a real solution on the table.

The Solution

The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act is the most comprehensive piece of cannabis legislation ever introduced in Congress. The CARERS Act will end the state-federal conflict over medical cannabis law with far-reaching outcomes. When adopted, the bill will end federal interference is state medical cannabis programs, reschedule cannabis, facilitate research, create legal access for veterans, and more.

The CARERS Act is gaining momentum in the Senate. Judiciary Committee members Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Al Franken (D-MN) have signed on. However, the bill in stalled in the Committee, because Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) refuses to allow a vote on the bill.

The Plan

Despite the Senator’s position, we are not giving up hope. If the CARERS Act gets a fair vote, we are sure it will pass. ASA has developed a strategic plan to push Senator Grassley to allow a vote. Using media, grassroots action, and educational events, we can pass the CARERS Act before the election.

We held a press conference in Iowa last week to kick off our petition drive. We are going door-to-door to gather signatures urging Senator Grassley to allow a vote on the CARERS Act. ASA will deliver the signatures from Iowans later this summer.

More than fifty Congressional offices participated in a special legislative briefing hosted by ASA on the CARERS Act yesterday. Participants included Congressional leaders like Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), lead CARERS Act sponsor Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ), Senator Mark Madsen (R-UT), policy experts, and patients.

How YOU Can Help

This is only the beginning. If you think that we are on the right path, we need your help right now. ASA needs to deploy resources to continue to move this campaign forward. Will you help us raise an additional $25,000 per month between now and January 4, 2017, to make it happen? Your contribution of $5, $20, $50 or $100 will put us that much closer to raising the funds we need.

There is another way you can help, too...Sign the CARERS Act petition,demand Grassley hold a hearing, collect petition signatures and/or share the CARERS Act Fact sheet.

We are so close to our goal. As a grassroots organization, we rely on our members and supporters to win major victories. Anything you can contribute helps. Make a generous one time donation or an affordable monthly contribution right now click here. Together we can make 2016 the year we finally end the federal prohibition on medical cannabis!


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Congress wants to take away your relgious rights and put you on a watchlist

From Public Advocate:

Christian Americans are in grave danger.

Our government is on the verge of passing a bill to silence your beliefs and strip away your constitutionally protected rights.

And they're scheming with radical Leftists to do so.

You see, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) is using the tragic Orlando terrorist attack to expand the Left's agenda.

Your name may soon be on a Federal Christian Watchlist as a result!

The so-called "Hate Crimes Prevention Act"(S. 3053) can strip anyone even suspected of a hate crime by federal bureaucrats of their constitutionally protected rights simply by being put on this list.

This dangerous legislation puts every Christian and pro-Family American at risk of being monitored by the government.

It's crucial you sign your "Stop the Federal Christian Watchlist" petition urging your U.S. Senators and Congressman to oppose this bill.

But first, please allow me to explain just how dangerous this bill is, how it could impact your life and why every Leftist politician in Congress is working overtime to pass it.

Casey's so-called "Hate Crimes Prevention Act" is designed to target and silence Christians and ordinary Americans -- not to prevent terrorist attacks.

Anyone labeled as committing a "hate crime" by Leftist bureaucrats or special interest groups will be automatically added to the FBI terrorist list.

Casey even praised the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) -- a longtime foe of conservatives that acts as a legal arm of the radical Left -- in his speech.

The SPLC has declared hundreds of innocent Tea Party, pro-Family conservative groups as hate groups.

They've even labeled me as a person of hate for defending Religious Liberty.

You know just how ridiculous that claim is, as I espouse God's love to all of His creations.

Yet, if Congress passes this new bill...

... they will count on Leftist think tanks like the Southern Poverty Law Center to identify thousands of Christians as capable of committing a so-called "hate crime."

That's why it's important Public Advocate fights back right away.

Please sign your "Stop the Federal Christian Watchlist" petition urging your U.S. Senators and Congressman to oppose this bill.

Once you sign your petition, please consider your most generous contribution right away so Public Advocate can create a tidal wave of opposition to this dangerous scheme.

You see, simply standing against any part of the Left's radical Agenda -- publicly or privately -- will be all the "evidence" they need to add you to the government watchlist.

If you're caught opposing Hillary or Obama's Leftist agenda, your name could be added to the list.

You could be marked as a "Christian extremist" simply for praying for Traditional Values at church.

And your search history -- virtually anything you do on the Internet -- could be used to flag you too.

Say the wrong thing on Facebook or Twitter and you will be marked as "hate crime" capable.

As scary as it is to easily be added to this Federal Christian Watchlist, how it may effect you is even worse:

>>> Your name will appear on this list anytime a background check is conducted.

That promotion or job offer you've been waiting for could be rescinded. With your name on this list, you will even be denied the right to purchase a firearm if this bill passes.

>>> Your private information could be leaked to radical Leftists.

As was proven in California's Proposition 8, and other state marriage referenda, radical Leftist activists will use such lists to harass and intimidate innocent families.

>>> Your family members and friends could also be added.

Federal bureaucrats already collect data that reports who you're in contact with on a daily basis. Once the Left deems you "hate crime" capable, they could be next.

>>> You will be at the mercy of federal bureaucrats.

As with similar unconstitutional watchlists, there is virtually no procedure to challenge or reverse your status on the list.

From vandalism to job loss to attempted murder, the results of such lists have been shockingly destructive to this nation's foundation.

That's why it's crucial Public Advocate fights back today.

Please sign your "Stop the Federal Christian Watchlist" petition to your U.S. Senators and Congressman.

After you sign your petition, please rush your most generous donation of $20 or $15 to launch a targeted campaign to fight back.

That's a lot for me to ask you for, but you must understand just how dangerous this bill and the current environment is.

If that's too much, I pray you can give $10, $5 or whatever you can afford immediately.

I know it's hard to think of this nightmare occurring in America, but Congress has a record of passing so-called "Hate Crimes" bills.

In fact, a similar "Hate Crimes" bill that created special rights and classification of citizens sailed through Congress and was immediately signed by Obama in 2009...

... with the support of many of the same Republicans who now hold the majority in Congress!

That's why your signed petition and generous contribution are so important.

You see, the radical Left has been waiting for this moment to silence their opposition.

Senator Casey and his staff were preparing to announce this legislation as victims were still being removed from the nightclub!

As Obama mastermind Rahm Emanuel sneered, "You never let a good crisis go to waste."

And that's exactly what Casey and his Leftist friends are doing.

Not only are they embracing Rahm's advice, they're taking it one step further by blaming you and me for the actions of an international Islamist terrorist nation-state.

In fact, lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union explained that the ISIS attack happened because the "Christian Right" has introduced 200 bills in the last six months against the radical Homosexual Agenda -- not because of radical Islam.

But with Rahm's crisis strategy under their belts, these radical Leftists refuse to let facts debunk their goal: passing the Federal Christian Watchlist.

It seems every day a new Senator is signing onto this bill.

That's because they know there's a small window of opportunity to pass this bill while Americans are looking for solutions after the terrorist attack.

But this is not the solution. Only a problem for every Christian American.

This bill will do nothing to stop a terrorist attack like the one in Orlando from happening.

But it could put you on the Federal Christian Watchlist.

And with just a few short months remaining until Obama's last day in office, radical Leftists are working feverishly to pass Senator Casey's Federal Christian Watchlist.

So, if you can, please submit your most generous contribution of $20 or $15 along with your petition.

If that's too much, please prayerfully consider $10, $5 or whatever you can afford immediately.

Thank you so much for all you do.

Sincerely,

HON. EUGENE DELGAUDIO
President,
Public Advocate of the United States

P.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) has introduced the so-called "Hate Crimes Prevention Act" (S. 3053) seeking to capitalize on the tragic Orlando terrorist attack.

This dangerous bill can strip anyone even suspected of a hate crime by federal bureaucrats of their constitutionally protected rights.

And that's just the beginning. This bill might even put you on the Federal Christian Watchlist.

The radical Left is quickly mobilizing to sneak this bill through Congress so Obama can sign it before he leaves office. Public Advocate must fight back immediately.

So please sign your "Stop the Federal Christian Watchlist" petition, and consider your most generous gift of $20 or $15.

If that's too much right now, please help me fight back with $10 or at least $5 so I can flood Congress with thousands of petitions from concerned Americans like you.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Corporate lobbyists want to rush TPP through Congress

xFrom Fight For The Future:

The biggest challenge we’re facing in the fight to stop the anti-democratic Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is that too many people still don’t know what it is.

That’s a real problem. And corporate lobbyists from companies that hate the open Internet are hoping to exploit it to quietly rush the TPP through Congress this Fall.

Fortunately, we’ve got a secret weapon to help sound the alarm: the Rock Against the TPP roadshow.

We’re teaming up with legendary guitarist Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage, and Audioslave) to organize Rock Against the TPP––a nationwide roadshow featuring high profile speakers and performers coming together to educate the public about the grave threat that the TPP poses to our most basic rights.

Through a series of large-scale educational concert events, protests, and teach-ins, we’ll reach huge numbers of people who have never heard of the TPP before, and ignite a mass movement to stop it in its tracks.

We just announced the tour to the public last week, and already we got amazing mainstream press coverage from Rolling Stone, the Washington Post, Billboard, and more! [1]

Are you down to Rock Against the TPP?

The TPP is a legally binding deal between 12 governments, including the U.S., that was negotiated in total secrecy with hundreds of corporate lobbyists helping draft the text. If ratified, it would be the largest backroom deal of its kind in history. The TPP contains extreme provisions that would expand global internet censorship, threaten our basic right to privacy, further criminalize whistleblowers, and make a mockery of the democratic process. [2]

But the good news is we have a very real chance of stopping it, if we mobilize right now.

The Rock Against the TPP tour is kicking off in Denver, CO on Saturday, July 23rd, with an all-star lineup including Golden Globe nominated actress Evangeline Lilly (Lost, The Hobbit, Ant-Man), popular punk band Anti-Flag, and Denver hip-hop legends the Flobots. Stay tuned as we announce more dates soon, and forward this email far and wide!

Thanks for all you do,

-Evan at Fight for the Future

P.S. All the info about the tour is here (go here to sign petition)


1. Washington Post,Rolling Stone,Billboard
2. Electronic Frontier Foundation

Sunday, June 19, 2016

NBA Finals Champions

Congratulations to the

Golden State Warriors

Cleveland Cavaliers

We were behind you all the way.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Tell your Senator to support S. 683

From Americans For Safe Access:

More and more, Congress is talking about medical cannabis, but the conversation is largely focused on lifting research barriers. This is certainly important, but the fruit of any medical research will not come for several years, perhaps decades. That is why it’s so important for Congress to protect existing state medical cannabis programs in addition to expanding research. Thankfully, there’s a bill that does both of those things!

The CARERS Act (S. 683) would protect medical cannabis patients, their doctors, and the businesses that manufacture, test, and sell their medicine as long as they obey state law. It would also lift research barriers, create access to banking services for state-legal businesses, and help make it easier for veterans to obtain medical cannabis recommendations.

Medical cannabis patients need to let their senators in Washington know that protecting existing state medical cannabis programs is a top priority. Please take action to today by calling and emailing your Senators to support the CARERS Act today! And if your senator(s) have already signed on to the CARERS Act, be sure to send them a message of thanks.

Call and email your senators now!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thank the Congressman for starting the impeachment process against John Koskinen

From Freedom Works:

This week hasn’t been good for Obama and his cronies at the IRS. House conservatives took the first step on the path to impeaching IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and voted to protect you from being unfairly targeted by the IRS.

This happened because principled conservatives, like you, rose up and demanded Congress rein in the IRS. And true conservative congressmen like Jim Jordan, Tim Huelskamp, Barry Loudermilk, and Ron DeSantis fought to make sure this happened. Please, take :30s to thank these conservative champions by signing our special “thank you” card today.

In Washington, conservatives have few allies. And, that’s why it’s so important we say thank you to the men and women who stand up and fight for our values each and every day. Thank them right now by signing our special “thank you” card here.

For Freedom,

Adam Brandon
President & CEO, FreedomWorks

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

S.B. 443 would rein in civil asset forfeiture abuses in California

From CREDO:

Protect and serve. That’s the role police are supposed to play in our communities. Stealing from innocent Americans? Not so much.

Unfortunately, an unjust, racist policy called civil asset forfeiture encourages police in California to do just that – seize property and cash that is allegedly associated with a crime and keep the assets whether or not anyone is charged or convicted. 1 Those assets go into a “slush fund,” and can be used for almost anything, from armored cars and new technology to luxury vehicles and vacations for law enforcement officers.2 It sends the message to law enforcement: Need money? Just seize some assets.3

Here’s a true story of civil asset forfeiture in action: A taco truck owner is pulled over by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. When questioned, he is honest about the fact that he is carrying a large sum of money from his legal business. Officers find no evidence of a crime. The man is not arrested, or even charged with a crime. Despite the fact that he has done nothing wrong, the police seize $10,000 dollars from this man. Even with a lawyer, he is never able to navigate the legal channels effectively enough to get his assets back. This happens to thousands of Californians every year, especially to people of color and people living in poverty. California police pocketed nearly $600 million from civil asset forfeiture between 2006 and 2013. Instead of a tool to undermine drug organizations, this form of state-sanctioned robbery is employed as a routine funding source.

Tell the California Legislature: Vote yes on SB 443, to help rein in civil asset forfeiture abuse by law enforcement in California.

The civil asset forfeiture laws we know today were originally designed to take down drug "kingpins," but they have morphed into what amounts to legalized theft by the police.4

The majority of people who have their possessions stolen by law enforcement never even have charges brought against them. At the federal level, 87 percent of cases where assets are seized are civil, not criminal.5 That means that the program isn’t punishing criminals or keeping them off the street, it is simply allowing police to profit off of Americans, especially people who are living in poverty or people of color.

The man who had $10,000 stolen from him was able to hire a lawyer, but was eventually advised by his attorney to drop the case because of the expense, and because what starts as asset forfeiture has been known to morph into more serious situations when challenged – like deportation investigations of undocumented people or their relatives.6 The risk that comes with fighting law enforcement, plus the incredible expense of pursuing justice through the legal system, makes communities of color and low-income communities particularly vulnerable to civil asset forfeiture.

California made changes to limit civil asset forfeiture almost 20 years ago, but police departments have found, and are exploiting, a loophole: the federal "Equitable Sharing Program."7 The state’s heavy participation in that program brings over $50 million in profit to the state every year, making California the second highest state in the country in civil asset forfeiture profits.8 SB 443 would close those loopholes and rein in civil asset forfeiture abuse by law enforcement in California.

Tell the California Legislature: Policing for profit is unacceptable. Vote yes on SB 443. Click the link to sign the petition.


Citations are on the same page you sign the petition.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Rainbow mafia exploits Orlando tragedy to push Gay Bill of Special Rights

From Public Advocate:

My heart and prayers go out to the victims and family members of the tragic Orlando terrorist attack.

I've spent the last 48 hours praying for our safety and the security of all of our nation's citizens.

No American should ever have to face the threat of a radical Islamist.

But while the nation paused for prayer and reflection, the radical Homosexual Lobby sprung into action.

That's because they've launched a full-scale assault to pass the Gay Bill of Special Rights (H.R. 3185).

This may be the most reprehensible action of the radical Homosexual Lobby since they put my family's life in danger by publishing my home address and encouraging violence against me.

They're simply ruthless in their pursuit to pass their entire agenda.

It's sickening to witness the radical Homosexual Lobby use these victims to attack anyone standing in the way of their radical plans.

That's why I hope you sign your petition telling your Senators and Congressman that you are against the Gay Bill of Special Rights.

Even as the on-scene investigation was being conducted, the radical Homosexual Lobby's allies in the Leftist news media already were already calling for passage of the Gay Bill of Special Rights.

This comes on the heels of the radical Homosexual Lobby's successful efforts to sneak a narrow version of the Gay Bill of Special Rights, related to federal contractors, into an appropriations bill.

Thanks to 43 Republican Congressmen betraying the Family, the radical Homosexual Lobby now has an opportunity to pass the entire Gay Bill of Special Rights.

And recently, Suzan DelBene (D-WA), called on her fellow House Judiciary Members to bring the bill before the committee for full passage!

So along with your signed petition, please help Public Advocate fight back with a generous donation of $20, $15, $10 or whatever you can afford right away.

It's clear to see the Homosexual Lobby shows no respect for the very LGBT community they claim to represent.

You and I both know the Gay Bill of Special Rights will do nothing to protect anyone from terrorism.

The radical Homosexual Lobby has already passed Thought Control legislation and so-called "Hate Crime" laws that legally assume the lives of homosexuals are more valuable than yours.

That didn't stop Omar Marteen from slaughtering 50 members of the LGBT community.

But the radical Homosexual Lobby doesn't care about facts.

They know full well that passing the Gay Bill of Special Rights has nothing to do with Sunday's terrorist attack.

The ramifications of this bill are dangerous and virtually never-ending.

Forcing Christian daycares to hire transsexuals won't make them safer.

And requiring churches to hire homosexual pastors or face legal threats will never stop a terrorist.

None of these realities will stop them from passing the Gay Bill of Special Rights.

That's why, along with your signed petition, I'm counting on a contribution of $20 or $15.

At this point, only a tidal wave of opposition will block this bill.

So if that's too much, please consider at least $10 or $5 to help Public Advocate alert thousands of pro-Family Americans about this dangerous bill.

Our simple but effective tactics rely on Internet banners, mail and phone calls.

It's how we've been able to defeat this bill every time it rears its ugly head.

But it still requires me to ask for additional funding.

I know you understand how real the threat of passing this bill is.

The Leftist media and Homosexual Lobby will continue to shame any Christian who opposes their radical Agenda.

Already, multiple news stories have been published attacking pro-Family Congressmen for simply praying and offering condolences to loved ones of the victims in Orlando.

They've even somehow blamed Christians for the terrorist attack by a Jihadist!

According to them, you can't support Traditional Values and mourn for the loss of human life.

I know that's not true.

And I know Public Advocate supporters like you have prayed for our nation in the wake of Orlando's terrorist attack.

Prayers guide us through this and many terrible events in our lives and I certainly ask you to pray that God helps us defeat the Homosexual Lobby's radical Agenda.

With prayers from Public Advocate supporters like you, I know we are unstoppable.

Prayers guide me so that I am working to do God's will.

And through prayer and inspiration from supporters like you who pray, Public Advocate knows how to overcome and defend against those who would destroy Godly values.

You and I both know that weak-kneed politicians act on pressure from voters.

That's why it's crucial Public Advocate is able to fully fund our programs to defeat the Gay Bill of Special Rights.

Please be sure to make your most generous contribution after you sign your petition.

As if the current atmosphere wasn't enough to make for an uphill battle, I'm afraid weak-kneed Republican leaders in Congress may be even tougher to beat.

As Election Day gets closer, the radical Homosexual Lobby will bribe and outright lie to politicians with false promises of delivering thousands of voters to the polls for them.

That's why we can't trust any "promise" to defeat this bill until after the November election.

You see, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) is one of many Republicans who have co-sponsored the Gay Bill of Special Rights.

And we know House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will support the bill.

After all, he voted for the Gay Bill of Special Rights in 2007.

That's why I must turn up the pressure on Congressional leadership and your elected members of Congress.

So please, after you've signed your petition, please consider your most generous donation of $20, $15, $10 or $5 right away.

For the Family,

HON. EUGENE DELGAUDIO
President, Public Advocate of the United States

P.S. Please continue to pray for the victims and families of the Orlando terrorist attack.

Instead of taking time to pause and heal as a nation, the radical Homosexual Lobby is using the attack to pass the Gay Bill of Special Rights.

It's crucial you sign your petition telling your Senators and Congressman that you are against the Gay Bill of Special Rights.

And if you can, please prayerfully consider digging deep and making your most generous contribution of $20 or $15 to help Public Advocate alert thousands of pro-Family Americans of this dangerous bill.

At this point, only a tidal wave of opposition will block this bill.

If I don't respond with opposition from thousands of united pro-Family Americans, I'm afraid the Homosexual Lobby will finally pass the bill in Congress this year.

So if that's too much right now, please consider at least $10 or $5 right away.

Big IPS's are going to fight court's ruling in favor of Net Neutrality

From Fight For The Future:

The top appeals court in the US just decided in favor of the net neutrality rules we fought so hard to win. Net neutrality is the law of the land and one of the cable industry’s best shots at overturning the rules has come up empty.

Net neutrality, or the open Internet, says that no company can slow down or block websites as a basic first amendment rule of the Internet. Now, the courts just decided that the strongest possible way to protect that rule—the worst-case scenario envisioned by Comcast—is completely and fully legal!

Being told this win was impossible is a sting we can still feel today. But after we worked together to submit a record breaking 4 million comments to the FCC, camped out at their headquarters, called for Title II when we had little political cover, and brought together thousands of companies to take action with us, we got the largest win against entrenched interests this decade.

But this isn’t over. Partisan and heavily-funded attacks have been piling up. Make a monthly donation so we can build the campaigns that reach millions more people and definitively undermine their plans.

Can’t donate right now?

Take action to make sure the FCC doesn't allow new ISP schemes that can undermine net neutrality.

Fight for the Future signed on as intervenors in the USTelecom vs FCC case, so it's especially nice to win this one. This watershed victory reminds us we can break down the status quo and win big if we stay tenacious. (Here's a little refresher on how we won.)

But—surprise!—this fight is not over.

There is still a giant loophole in the net neutrality rules that we need the FCC to fix. If we don’t, net neutrality could be undermined by “sponsored data” programs and the Internet could become less open than if we never won the rules in the first place.

Then there’s Congress. Earlier today, House Speaker Paul Ryan released his legislative blueprint that includes plans to weaken the FCC’s authority to enforce net neutrality.

And last but not least, the broadband industry has already said they are going to take this all the way to the Supreme Court.

Clearly, we need to keep fighting. But we need your help.

Take action to make sure the FCC doesn't create fast lanes by allowing “sponsored data” programs.

Or...

Donate today so we can keep this fight alive until net neutrality is secured for good.

Want to see how this fight was won—we made this timeline of the fight so you can do that!

Thanks for all you have done to make this net neutrality win possible so far!


More information:

1. Wired
2. New York Times
3. Arstechnica
4. Techdirt

Campaign For Liberty celebrates its eighth anniversity



From Campaign For Liberty:

Did you see the recently-released list of pro-liberty groups targeted by former IRS official Lois Lerner?

Among the groups on the IRS’s “hit list” were Campaign for Liberty state groups from Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wyoming!

I hate to say it but this is hardly surprising.

Since our founding eight years ago, C4L has been repeatedly subjected to government harassment.

Just months after our founding, a taxpayer-funded “fusion center" released a report labeling Campaign for Liberty supporters as potential terrorists.

Our state leaders and activists have been subjected to persecution and intimidation from elected officials, bureaucrats, and their flunkies.

And the IRS even tried to force us to turn over the names and other personal information of some of our donors.

In one sense, this bullying and harassment of Campaign for Liberty is a compliment.

After all, if you and I weren’t effective in battle, statist politicians and bureaucrats would spend less time targeting us.

Of course, we refuse to give in to their tactics. Instead, every time some government agency or politician threatens us, our response is the same:


DOUBLE DOWN!

With Campaign for Liberty closer than ever to passing Audit the Fed, rolling back the Surveillance State, and stopping ObamaCare expansion and other state-level power grabs, we are more determined than ever to not cave in.

And I know you feel the same way.

The best way for you to tell the statists you will not give in, but will double down on the fight for liberty, is to sign your “Continue the R3VOLution” Pledge.

And then, if you can, please contribute $30 to ensure C4L has the resources to continue staving off the IRS and other federal attempts to silence us.

I know $30 is a lot to ask for. Perhaps even too much. But if you can stand with C4L and Dr. Paul by chipping in $20 or at least $10 right away, I hope you will.

This Special 8th Anniversary "Continue the R3VOLution" Pledge Drive is a way to not only celebrate Campaign for Liberty’s eight great years of hard victories won and noble defeats endured, but also to let Dr. Paul know you're on board to accomplish even more for the cause of liberty!

So please sign right away. You can also leave a personal message explaining why you fight for liberty for Dr. Paul and me to read.

In Liberty,

Norm Singleton

P.S. From the start, Campaign for Liberty has been taking flak from the statist politicians and their allies.

But as the saying goes, if you’re not taking flak, you’re not over the target.

Please make your special 8th Anniversary contribution today to help Campaign for Liberty stay on target to defeat statist schemes and pass Audit the Fed!


To sign the pledge and contribute

Net Neutrality wins in court


From Free Press:

Today a panel of judges ruled in favor of the FCC's Net Neutrality rules — agreeing with the overwhelming majority of Internet users that this agency can and must protect everyone's rights to connect and communicate.

This outcome proves what we've known all along: that the FCC chose the right legal path to defend our Internet freedom.

Winning this Net Neutrality case is a major victory for Internet users like you. Now it's time to take the fight for a universal, affordable and open Internet to the next level.

We need the FCC to enforce its rules. We will continue shining a light on ISP abuses, uncover any new Net Neutrality violations, and bring formal complaints to the agency about broadband providers' unreasonable schemes.

And just because we've won the right to do that doesn't mean our opponents will quit. Whether the fight moves to Congress or the Supreme Court we'll be there to defend the open Internet ... and with your help we'll win.

So we hope you'll join us in building on this victory. A great way to get started? Chip in $5 to support the next phase in the fight for Internet freedom.

Thanks for all that you do—

Craig, Candace, Matt and the rest of the Free Press team
Free Press

P.S. We wouldn't be here without your incredible support. Donate $5 (or more!) today to help us win tomorrow's battles. Thank you!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Support the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA)

From Let's Get It Right,California:

It's official.

The primary election is over, and that means the next time Californians head to the polls this November, we'll be voting on the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Our campaign is reaching a new phase as we work to end marijuana prohibition once and for all in our state. And we need you to join us.

The campaign is about to speed up in a big way. In just weeks, we'll start knocking on doors, calling voters, and begin fighting for every vote. And more exciting news -- we just launched a brand-new website!

Let's Get It Right California website screenshot

Take a look at our new website today -- and forward this email to your friends and family to make sure they’ve seen it too!

Our new website is going to be the digital hub of our outreach efforts, a home base for new supporters to learn more about the AUMA, and an action center for people who want to get more involved in the campaign.

That's why we need you not only to explore our new website, but to send it along to everyone you know who's voting in the November election.

Since the primary is over, our opponents are only going to kick their attacks on us into higher gear. In fact, they just launched their own deceptive, misleading website to try to sway the public against us -- and we need your support to make sure they don't succeed.

Check out our new website and forward this email to make sure your friends and family are ready to end California’s marijuana prohibition!

I'm excited to get this started.

Brian Brokaw
Campaign Manager
Let's Get It Right California


California is on the edge of saying good bye to a law rooted in racism and embracing legalization that is the gateway to a greater understanding. The only problems associated with marijuana are legal ones. If it weren't for this stupid law there would be no destroyed lives due to police raids and families broken up with children placed in CPS custody. It's time to say good riddance to bad rubbish and say good bye to marijuana prohibition in the Golden State. So if you are a California resident or legally able to vote in California and you are tired of marijuana prohibition in that state you may want to support AUMA.

The facts about AUMA.

Changes

There are going to be font changes. I'm changing them so they are easier to read. Black-first person yours truly,dark blue 2nd person and dark green 3rd person. These changes are being implemented on my other blogs as well. I trust this is easier to read.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Politicians say you don't care about the Federal Reserve. Prove them wrong

From Campaign For Liberty:

It's been a lonely journey at times.

For many years, the majority of my Congressional colleagues -- even other members of the House Committee on Financial Services -- could simply not understand why I devoted so much of my time and energy talking about the Federal Reserve.

"Ordinary Americans do not care about the Fed!" they'd scoff.

Then came the fall of 2008...

... The Fed-created housing bubble burst. The market collapsed. And the truth about the destructive power of the Fed was unleashed on millions of those "ordinary Americans."

It was the perfect storm.

And after the smoke and shock subsided, anger and a sense of betrayal predominated.

Americans realized the Fed was single-handedly responsible for the boom-bust cycle.

As a result, a record-number of Americans came to support auditing the Fed.

But I knew their personal support would not be enough, unless it was FELT by their representatives in Congress. And to achieve that, their demands had to RING OUT LOUDLY in the House and Senate.

That's where Campaign for Liberty comes in!

Fortunately, I'd just finished forming C4L for the exact purpose of mobilizing pro-liberty activists to put the heat on politicians.

And my staff and I agreed that passing Audit the Fed should be our #1 priority.

So for the past 8 years, C4L members have flooded Congress with petitions, faxes, emails, and phone calls insisting Congress stop dragging their feet and pass Audit the Fed.

Our success since 2008 has been nothing short of remarkable.

Not only has Audit the Fed twice passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming majority, this January we came just seven votes shy of breaking Harry Reid's filibuster, passing the bill in the Senate, and sending it straight to President Obama's desk.

It's only because of the fact that we organized and mobilized as Campaign for Liberty.

That's why our work is so important!

So I'm writing to ask you today to do something very important. Will you take a minute and sign your 8th Anniversary "Continue the R3VOLution" Pledge right away, to express your support and solidarity with Campaign for Liberty's mission?

And after you sign, please chip in a special 8th Anniversary contribution to help pass Audit the Fed and other pro-liberty legislation in the years to come.

I can't express the value of C4L's members in making change and fighting for liberty over the past 8 years.

Here's a 2012 headline from Politico. My 2012 prediction proved truer than I even dreamed, thanks to Campaign for Liberty's hard work and dedication.

Now you and I are on the verge of having our third vote in the House, setting up another Senate battle. This will force Senators to choose between the Big Banks and the pro-Audit the Fed majority right before the election.

But make no mistake -- it's going to take a great deal of hard work and dedication.

You and I will be unable to build on this success and pass Audit the Fed unless Campaign for Liberty members like you remain active in the fight for Federal Reserve transparency.

So on the 8th anniversary of our founding, I've decided to take a look back over C4L's past tooth-and-nail fights and unprecedented victories. And now, I'm asking you to do the same.

If you haven't done so yet, please, renew your dedication to the cause of liberty by signing your "Continue the R3VOLution" Pledge.

And if you have already signed your pledge, please chip in a special 8th Anniversary contribution to help pass Audit the Fed and other pro-liberty legislation in the years to come.

For Liberty,

Ron Paul

P.S. Will you please take a minute and sign your 8th Anniversary "Continue the R3VOLution" Pledge right away and express your support and solidarity with Campaign for Liberty's mission?

You will have the chance to write me a personal message explaining what liberty means to you.

And if you have already signed your pledge, please chip in a special 8th Anniversary contribution to help pass Audit the Fed and other pro-liberty legislation in the years to come.

Monday, June 6, 2016

The passing of the greatest

As we all mourn the passing of Cassius Clay,later to be known as Muhammad Ali we look at all the areas of his life. Sports fans and sports media will profile his boxing career. Here we will discuss his fights outside the boxing ring. This was back in the '60's and 70's. Things were a lot different then than they are today in 2016. Racist Jim Crow laws were still in place throughout the American south with the Ku Klux Klan calling the shots. In a environment such as this you can see how blacks were genuinely oppressed. Ali's refusal to fight in Vietnam was a noble one. His reasons very sound and very accurate. Why should a black man die for a racist country that mistreats him? Ali pointed out that unlike the KKK,the Vietcong did nothing to him and he has no ill will toward them. Those are very sound reasons. Ali refused to help his oppressors. He even told them that if they didn't like it they could send him to jail. A lot of brave men throughout history sacrificed their livelihoods to do the right thing. Edward Snowden is a recent example. Just as Ali's actions initially caused him a lot of trouble he was later vindicated but he did bounce back to retire in 1981. Not only that but it made him a hero. Ali was fighting not only a boxing opponent but a racist society that was content to keep him down but failed to do so. Muhammad Ali is more than a boxing champ. He is an American hero.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The establishment is trying to ram TPP through Congress

From Fight For The Future:

BREAKING: The New York Times is reporting that pro-TPP politicians plan to sneak the Trans-Pacific Partnership––and Internet censorship––through Congress during the lame duck session. [1]

Our Rock Against the TPP roadshow could play a big role in stopping it, but we’re still $44,000 short of our goal.

We’ve suspected this was coming, but now it’s confirmed. Corporate-backed lawmakers want to buck democratic process and rush the TPP to a vote this Fall.

The TPP is the largest deal of its kind in history. Although it's called a "free trade" deal, only six of the 30 chapters deal with traditional trade issues.

The TPP was negotiated behind closed doors in complete secrecy, with the same lobbyists who wrote bills like SOPA sitting at the table [2], so it’s no surprise that it’s full of unbalanced provisions that will lead to more censorship and DMCA takedowns, less online privacy, and more corporate and government control of the Internet. [3]

So many people have been speaking out against it that we’ve delayed the TPP for years already. Our tireless campaigning has made it politically impossible for any of the leading Presidential candidates to openly support it.

But now corrupt members of Congress are making a last ditch effort to ram the unpopular agreement through during the “lame duck session,” when many elected officials vote without meaningful accountability, since they’ve already either been re-elected or unseated for the coming year.

The New York Times rightly called their plan “perverse,” noting that backroom trade deals like the TPP haven’t “faced such political toxicity in decades.”

Fortunately, as you may have heard, we’re working with Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and his new record label, Firebrand Records, to announce the largest mobilization against the TPP ever: the Rock Against the TPP roadshow.

We’ve been working on this for months and now we’re almost ready to unveil the incredible lineup and list of dates for a series of large-scale events in strategically selected cities featuring high profile musicians, speakers, and celebrities who can help us reach huge numbers of people who haven’t yet heard about the dangers of the TPP.

These events will have a massive impact, and the headlining artists are generously donating their time, but there are still a lot of major costs we have to cover, like venue rentals, sound and lighting equipment, posters and advertising, and transportation costs.

We’ve already raised more than $240,000 to make this epic endeavor possible, but we’re still $44,000 short of our goal for the first 6 events. We’re so close!

Please chip in $5 (or more!) to make the Rock Against the TPP tour possible!

If we fall short of our goal, we’ll have to scale back the plan, which will lessen its potential impact at a crucial time. On the other hand, if we surpass our goal, we’ll be able to add even more stops to the tour, putting the pressure on key members of Congress and helping educate massive numbers of people about this critical issue.

We CAN stop the TPP, and this is the single most effective way to do it. Will you chip in to make sure we can make it as big as it needs to be to ensure victory?

Yes! I’ll chip in to support the Rock Against the TPP roadshow.

Regardless of whether or not you can donate, stay tuned! In the coming days we’ll be making major announcements about this tour, and all the other ways you can get involved. It’s really exciting stuff!

Yours for the future,

-Evan at FFTF

P.S. If everyone on our list donated just $1, we’d be way past our goal already. But not everyone can chip in, so if you can, please click here to make sure we have the resources we need to stop the TPP.


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Stand up for our children's innocence

From Public Advocate:

The radical homosexuals infiltrating the United States Congress have a plan:

Indoctrinate an entire generation of American children with pro-homosexual propaganda and eliminate Traditional Values from American society.

Their ultimate dream is to create a new America based on sexual promiscuity in which the Family Values you and I cherish are long forgotten.

I hate to admit it, but if they pass the deceptively named "Student Non-Discrimination Act," (H.R. 846) that's exactly what they'll do.

Better named the "Homosexual Classrooms Act," its chief advocate in Congress is Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), himself an open homosexual and radical activist.

And Republicans in both the House and Senate -- especially Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -- are under tremendous pressure to sell out to the Homosexual Lobby's radical agenda and pass this bill.

That's why I need you to act quickly -- right away -- to protect our nation's youth.

I have prepared the official "Protect Our Children's Innocence" Petition to Congress for you to sign.

You and I must defeat this disastrous legislation.

You see, the Homosexual Classrooms Act contains a laundry list of anti-Family provisions that will:

*** Spin impressionable students in a whirlwind of sexual confusion and misinformation, even peer pressure to "experiment" with the homosexual "lifestyle;"

*** Exempt homosexual students from punishment for propositioning, harassing, or even sexually assaulting their classmates, as part of their specially-protected right to "freedom of self-expression;"

*** Force private and even religious schools to teach a pro-homosexual curriculum and purge any reference to religion if a student claims it creates a "hostile learning environment" for homosexual students.

And this bill is just the beginning of the Homosexual Lobby's radical agenda.

In fact, it will set them up to ram through their entire perverted vision for a homosexual America.

My friend, I'm sure I don't have to tell you this is not a fight we can afford to lose.

That's why Public Advocate is leading the fight against this immoral legislation.

But I need your help to do it.

You see, it's becoming harder and harder to send my message to pro-Family advocates.

The radical Homosexual Lobby is working day and night to censor Public Advocate's warnings about the Homosexual Classrooms Act.

That's why, along with your signed petition, I need you to seriously consider chipping in a special contribution of $15 to Public Advocate.

A contribution of just $20 will enable me to email 1,000 potential new supporters.

This is a battle for the survival of American values, and the fact is, there's no time to waste.

The Homosexual Classrooms Act will turn America's schools into indoctrination centers and its classrooms into social laboratories -- and they're pulling out all the stops to pass it.

You see, they've disguised the bill's wicked purpose behind an innocent name: "The Student Non-Discrimination Act."

The Homosexual Lobby knows that if the public finds out the truth about their radical agenda, they'll have no hope of success.

They've made that mistake before, and you and I had enough time to kill the bill.

This year they have successfully kept everything under wraps -- for now.

I've developed a massive program to launch the second they try to push this bill through Congress -- mail, email, phones, and even radio and TV ads.

But that's only possible with your support...

None of these things are cheap.

In fact, running a program of the size necessary to defeat this bill can get quite expensive, especially with increases in postage and printing costs.

That's why I ask for your generous contribution.

In addition to your signed "Protect Our Children's Innocence" Petition, will you contribute $15 or even just $10 or $5 right away?

Unfortunately, this agenda is nothing new.

Other countries like Britain are already experimenting with this kind of legislation, such as mandating public schools inject pro-homosexual content into every aspect of education.

Word problems in math classes are now to include homosexual characters. History classes will document the "civil rights" struggle against the "oppressive" pro-Family establishment.

And it's even started to infiltrate our state and local governments.

In parts of California, lawmakers "require schools to portray lesbians, homosexuals, transsexuals ... as positive role models to children in all public schools."

Sexual deviants held up as models of virtue?

If that makes you as sick as it makes me, you simply must join me in this battle for America's children.

Please sign the "Protect Our Children's Innocence" Petition to Congress and then send a generous contribution of at least $5 right away.

Your action will make all the difference.

If all that wasn't enough to convince you that action must be taken immediately, there's more.

Some say that there will always be private schools and traditional homeschool families to teach Traditional Values to the next generation.

But the truth is, this radical agenda is NOT restricted to public schools.

Kevin Jennings, while acting as Obama's "Safe Schools Czar," clearly stated that "every school, public, private or parochial has an obligation" to teach a pro-homosexual curriculum.

Jennings denounced school choice programs as "very dangerous" because they make it much harder to impose the Homosexual Agenda on our kids.

"Lord forbid a Baptist or Mormon school," he added.

Jennings' ultimate goal is for all curricula in "kindergarten, and first grade, and second grade -- every grade" be infused with a pro-homosexual slant.

Traditional Values will be squashed and demonized as old fashioned or out-of-date, or even as bigotry.

You and I cannot let them succeed.

Please sign the "Protect Our Children's Innocence" Petition to Congress I've prepared for you right away.

And along with your petition, would you please send a generous contribution of $15, $10, or $5?

Thank you so much for all you do.

Sincerely,

HON. EUGENE DELGAUDIO
President,
Public Advocate of the United States

P.S. Radical homosexuals in Congress have a plan to indoctrinate our children in schools -- both public and private.

But Public Advocate is taking a stand. Will you join me?

Please sign the "Protect Our Children's Innocence" Petition to Congress I've linked here.

And along with your petition, would you please send a generous contribution of $15, $10, or $5 right away?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Big Cable thinks it can break FCC rules by ignoring Net Neutrality

From The Daily Kos and Demand Progress:

Comcast, T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T are all acting like they’re above the law.

Each one of them is breaking the Net Neutrality rules the FCC passed last year, daring the FCC to challenge them.

This is the first major test of how the FCC will implement the Net Neutrality rules. We need to make sure the FCC knows we're watching and sets the precedent that violating Net Neutrality has real consequences.

Take action now to protect Net Neutrality. File a complaint with the FCC demanding they enforce the Net Neutrality rules they passed last year and rein in Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.

Since we won at the FCC, and since we keep winning in Congress, Comcast and friends have a new strategy: just break the rules.1,2

Here’s how it works:

When we won, the FCC never banned “zero rating”—the practice where Internet providers exempt some sites or services from their own monthly limits (“data caps”). Instead, the FCC said they’d look at zero rating “case by case.”

Meanwhile, data caps are still allowed. And ISPs can dramatically slow down your Internet after you hit the cap. See where this is going?

All ISPs have to do is keep our data caps low, and then exempt some sites from the cap. “Special” sites. The ones that pay them $$$.

In other words, every site that Comcast and AT&T don’t approve of gets thrown in a slow lane. We can’t let this happen. File a complaint to the FCC now!

If you can, please try to personalize your complaint and your Internet provider will have to respond to you and report back to the FCC.

Independent policy experts are telling us that the FCC is making up its mind on this now, and that they’re only hearing from… (guess who?) Comcast, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon.

Submitting takes just a few seconds, and the FCC needs to hear from as many of us as possible!

It’s so important that the FCC hear from all of us Internet users! This takes less than a minute. GO FOR IT!

Thanks for speaking out.