Robert Reich Spells Out Benefits of the $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill

The $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enact paid leave, Medicare expansion, free community college, and so much more of what the American people need. Robert Bernard Reich is an American economist, professor, author, lawyer, and political commentator. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, as well as serving as the United States Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997 under President Bill Clinton.

By |2021-09-23T18:53:57-07:00September 20th, 2021|Economics, Healthcare, Joe Biden|

Joe Biden is elected president!

Celebrations are erupting around the US following Joe Biden's victory. NBC News: Biden defeats Trump to win White House: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/biden-defeats-trump-win-white-house-nbc-news-projects-n1246912 CNN: Joe Biden elected president: https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-biden-election-results-11-07-20/index.html To quote the late former President Gerald Ford: “Our long national nightmare is over.” Congratulations President-Elect Joe Biden. Congratulations to the first woman and African/Indian American Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. Donald Trump, You’re Fired. Trump's presidential tweets will come to an end. Trump's encouragement of right-wing militias will end. Trump's hysterical lies will continue, but they won't matter anymore. Biden will use his presidential powers to end the pandemic. Biden will cancel Trump's executive orders, and restore protections for clean air and water, [...]

By |2020-11-08T09:16:38-07:00November 7th, 2020|Elections, Joe Biden|

In Her Own Words: Kamala Harris Rallies Tucson for Joe Biden

In the spirit of the late great John McCain, I was thinking, let's start with a little straight talk. Now, you know, there has been some talk about my values. Well, let me just tell you, Tucson. I am a proud patriotic American. I love my country. And our values reflect the values of America. Our values tell us we have witnessed the worst, the biggest disaster of any presidential administration in this country's history. Our values tell us that. Our values tell us that we should not be in a moment where over 225,000 people have died in [...]

By |2020-10-30T07:52:22-07:00October 29th, 2020|Arizona, Economics, Elections, Environment, Healthcare, Joe Biden|

Schedule of 2020 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

2020 First Presidential Debate Date:   September 29, 2020, Tuesday Time:  9:00pm - 10:30pm ET Location: Cleveland, Ohio Host: Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Health Education Campus Moderator:  Chris Wallace, Fox News anchor Candidates: Former Vice President and Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump In Pew Research Center surveys conducted since 1988, three-fifths or more of voters say the debates were very or somewhat helpful in deciding which candidate to vote for. The high point was 1992, when 70% of voters said the three-way debates that year between Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Ross Perot were at least somewhat helpful. The first televised [...]

By |2020-09-03T17:34:51-07:00September 3rd, 2020|Joe Biden|

Report on Today’s Hispanic and Labor Councils at the Democratic Convention

This morning, as a National Delegate, I attended the Hispanic and the Labor Councils on Day One the Democratic National Convention on August 17, 2020. The following are my notes on the best comments by the speakers at the meetings. Hispanic Caucus meeting, 9 am Julian Castro, former HUD Director under Obama The Latino community is in "a state of emergency," because of COVID, said Julian Castro, former HUD director under Obama, speaking at the Labor Caucus meeting. Latinos are essential workers -- in the farm fields, meat packing plans, groceries, fast food places, and the hospitality industry. [...]

VIDEO Interview: Alison Jones, Chair of Pima Dems, on How to Win the Election

Alison Jones, the Chair of the Pima County Democratic Party, talked with Larry Bodine to describe her new strategy to turn Arizona Blue in 2020. This article was first published on The Blog for Arizona, https://blogforarizona.net/ Jones, elected to Chair in 2018, outlined a new strategy to elect Democrats to support legislative districts financially. The county party will devote its three social media experts to pursue online campaigns and create talk-show style interviews with candidates -- now that the pandemic has eliminated face-to-face campaigning. Bodine is a PC in LD9, a national convention delegate and president of [...]

By |2020-08-16T15:51:10-07:00August 16th, 2020|Arizona, Joe Biden, Local Activism|

Four religious segments appear to be strongly in Biden’s camp

According to a new Gallup Poll, four religious segments appear to be strongly in Biden's camp: Black Protestants, "Nones," those of non-Christian faiths, and Hispanic Catholics. Biden's main challenge with these groups is to increase their turnout, particularly with youthful Nones who are less engaged in both religion and politics. Biden's choice of Harris as his vice presidential nominee may help increase turnout among Black Protestants.White Americans who identify as evangelical Protestants or Mormons, or who are active Catholics or lapsed Catholics, or who associate with other Christian denominations, are significantly predisposed to vote for Trump in this election, with [...]

By |2020-08-14T13:33:16-07:00August 14th, 2020|Commentary, Elections, Joe Biden|

Video: Trump’s Own Staff Excoriate the President

The video quotes, with clips of Trump in action: Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who calls Trump a “f….ing moron.“ Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis who said Trump “tries to divide us.” Former Chief of Staff John Kelly who called Trump “an idiot.” Former National Economic Policy Council head Gary Cohn who said Trump “was a professional liar.” Former Trump Organization Senior Vice President Barbara Res said Trump “thinks he’s God.” Former Trump Alt-Right advisor Steve Bannon said Trump “is like an eleven-year-old child.” The video then shows clips of Kelly saying “I think we need to look harder at who we elect” and former National Security Advisor John Bolton stating “I don’t  think he’s fit [...]

By |2020-08-14T12:37:36-07:00August 14th, 2020|Joe Biden, President|

Why I Picked Kamala Harris as My Running Mate

You make a lot of important decisions as president. But the first one is who you select to be your Vice President. I’ve decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021. I’d like to tell you why, but first I’m going to ask you to add your name and welcome Kamala to our team. These aren’t normal times. For the first time in our history, we’re facing three historic crises -- all at the same time. We’re facing [...]

By |2020-08-11T17:11:04-07:00August 11th, 2020|Joe Biden|

Trump’s Executive Orders Are a War on Social Security

Unable to deliver for the American people in a time of crisis, Donald Trump offered a series of half-baked measures today. He is putting Social Security at grave risk at a time when seniors are suffering the overwhelming impact of a pandemic he has failed to get under control. And make no mistake: Donald Trump said today that if he is re-elected, he will defund Social Security. For months, Trump has golfed rather than negotiated, and sown division rather than pull people together to get a package passed. Now, instead of staying in Washington and working with Republicans and Democrats to [...]

By |2020-08-10T09:53:30-07:00August 10th, 2020|Joe Biden, President|
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