Three Words: Corporations. Aren’t. People.

by Catherine Cortez Masto, 2016 Candidate for US Senate

CatherineCortezMastoAs attorney general, I made sure everyday Nevadans knew that my door was open for them, that they could count on me to be working for them when they had a problem.

And that’s precisely why Citizens United gets me so riled up: It shuts the door on average Americans and throws it wide open for corporations and billionaires to influence elections. That’s not how our democracy is supposed to work.

We need to stand up now – all of us – and demand an end to Citizens United. It’s the only way to put our elections back where they belong: in the hands of voters. Please, join me now in calling on Congress to end Citizens United.

Click here to add your name: Tell Congress to overturn Citizens United!

The Citizens United decision has been a disaster for our democracy, tearing apart our campaign finance laws and bringing on a flood of anonymous “dark money.” Outside groups spent $500 million in 2014 alone – and 2016 spending is expected to easily pass $1 billion.

We can’t continue to let the voices of everyday Americans be lost in a sea of special interest spending. I’m running for Senate because I’m committed to fighting back against runaway spending that erodes our democracy, but I need you on my side.

Sign the petition today: Tell Congress to overturn Citizens United!

Click here to stand with me and tell Congress it’s time to end Citizens United.

Thank you for standing with me,

Walmart

Originally posted on Rcooley123's Blog:

Nearly everyday, commercials air on TV and radio touting the great low prices available to consumers shopping at Walmart. Other ads discuss how the company prides itself on the upward mobility of its employees within the corporate structure from hourly associates up through the ranks to store management positions. Deeper analysis of Walmart’s policies and practices with regard to its employees show it to be far from the paragon of employer virtue that the advertisements would leave one to believe.

Walmart provides many of its store employees with a compensation package that leaves many of them dependent upon government assistance to feed, house and provide medical care for themselves and their families. In a very real sense, American taxpayers,through such programs as Food Stamps, Medicaid, school lunch programs, federal housing assistance and other programs are subsidizing Walmart. Taxpayer money enables them to maintain their low prices while keeping their labor…

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A Note from Lucy Flores

Flores4Congress-logoThis past weekend, as thousands of UNLV students celebrated their graduation, I reflected on how important education was in creating opportunities for me. I also remembered that overcoming the odds and becoming the first person in my family to attend college would not have been possible without financial aid to make tuition more affordable.

That’s why I’m disappointed that Crescent Hardy recently voted to make it harder for students to pay for college.

Higher education is essential to achieving the American Dream, but it’s increasingly harder to afford. And now Rep. Hardy helped Speaker Boehner and the GOP Congress pass a budget that freezes Pell Grants for a decade, meaning the class of 2025 would have to find a way to pay for an extra 10 percent of their tuition.

We need to ensure the next generation of Nevada students has the same opportunity to complete their education and reach for their dreams.

Join me in calling on Republicans in Congress to make college more affordable? Sign the petition today.

Dem Leaders Breakfast w/ Hillary Clinton Campaign

Please join us for a Dem Leaders Breakfast on Tuesday, 5/19 at 9:00am. The Hillary for America National Campaign Manager Robby Mook and Deputy Campaign Manager Marlon Marshall will provide a national and Nevada specific campaign update and learn how you can be involved in the campaign.

Here are the details for Monday’s event:

Northern Nevada Volunteer Reunion

  • Date: Tuesday, May 19th
  • Time: 9:00am
  • Location: Carson City Democrats
    502 E. John St., Suite G
    Carson City, NV 89706
  • Click Link for Directions: http://bit.ly/CarsonCityMap

Please RSVP by clicking this link: http://bit.ly/HRCCCRSVP. If you can’t click, please feel free to RSVP by responding to this e-mail or calling Alana, (503) 816 – 8272.

This is not a party event or an endorsement.  Our office is open to any Democratic Presidential Campaign.


Hillary for America
Regional Organizing Director – Northern Nevada
amounce@hillaryclinton.com| (503) 816 – 8272

New FAQ’s on Birth Control Coverage

birth-control-pillsThis week the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help insurance companies better understand the scope of coverage that is required (including contraceptive care) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to help people better the ACA and benefit from it as intended.

This guidance follows recent Kaiser Family Foundation  and research that reported variation in how the ACA contraceptive coverage provisions were being interpreted and implemented by health plans.

Some main points of interest:

  • All non-grandfathered plans and insurers must cover, without cost sharing, at least one form of contraception within each of the 18 methods of contraception that the FDA has identified for women.
  • If an item or service is not covered but is determined medically necessary by the woman’s attending provider, there must be an easily accessible process for the woman to get that item or service;
  • If an insurer covers dependent children, recommended preventive services for women (such as preconception and prenatal care) must be covered for the dependent children as well (i.e., not just the parent(s) on the plan); and

Clarifies that insurance companies may still use reasonable medical management techniques within each of the methods of contraception (there are currently 18 identified by the FDA for women). For example, a plan can discourage the use of brand name over generic pharmacy items through cost sharing.

Douglas County Democrats’ Annual BBQ

by Kimi Cole

Douglas County Democrats’ Annual BBQ at Mormon Station State Park in beautiful Genoa, Nevada, is coming right up!


Date: Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Price: TBA

 

I have spoken with Catherine Cortez Masto and expect she will be one of our main speakers. For now, I want to make sure the date is on everyone’s calendars.

The GOP Circus Just Got a Lot More Interesting

Originally posted on Humboldt County Democrats:

May 4, 2015 | By CAP Action War Room

Carly Fiorina, Dr. Ben Carson, And Gov. Mike Huckabee Enter Into The 2016 GOP Primary Contest

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This week is a big week for out-of-touch conservatives running for president. Over three days, three different extreme conservatives are announcing their candidacies. Yesterday, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson threw his hat in the ring. Today, former executive Carly Fiorina announced that she will contend for the Republican nomination. And tomorrow, former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will give it another try.

The three all share a common goal: taking extreme conservative positions to the Republican mainstream. Here is a breakdown of just a few things you should know about each candidate:

Carly Fiorina

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The Five-Step Process to Privatize Everything

Originally posted on Humboldt County Democrats:

sale ‘The heart of privatization,’ writes Buchheit, ‘is a disdain for government and a distrust of society, and a mindless individualism that leaves little room for cooperation.’ (Image: stock/public domain)

— by Paul Buchheit
Law enforcement, education, health care, water management, government itself — all have been or are being privatized. People with money get the best of each service.

At the heart of privatization is a disdain for government and a distrust of society, and a mindless individualism that leaves little room for cooperation. Adherents of privatization demand ‘freedom’ unless they need the government to intervene on their behalf.

These privatizers have a system:

1. Convince Yourself that “I Did It On My Own”

The people in position to take from society seek to rationalize their actions, and many have accomplished this through the philosophy of Ayn Rand, the author of The Virtue of Selfishness. She rejected community values, saying…

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