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The PLANista Newsletter – July 13, 2020

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The PLANista Newsletter – June 22, 2020

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The PLANista Newsletter – June 15, 2020

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The PLANista Newsletter – June 8, 2020

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The PLANista Newsletter – June 1, 2020

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The PLANista Newsletter – May 25, 2020

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The PLANista Newsletter – May 18, 2020

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The PLANista Newsletter – May 11, 2020

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The PLANista Newsletter – April 27, 2020

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The PLANista Newsletter – April 20, 2020

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November Events – Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

  November is Native American Heritage Month. We have some events and workshops planned that we invite you, your friends and family to participate in!   Interrupting the Cycle of Prejudice and Racism   Plan on attending this workshop which targets community members, native youth and people.   Workshop Details   When & Where Universalist […]

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Support and Pass a Clean DREAM Act Amodei – #HereToStay

DREAMers,Religious Leaders And Activist Demand Congressman Mark Amodei To Act On The DREAM Act After Several Meetings Ending Without Answer RENO, NV – DACA recipients, Activist, Religious Leaders and other community members have been meeting with Congressman Mark Amodei for over a year. This Friday, DREAMers will meet with Congressman Amodei for a 3rd time […]

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DACA Rally and Press Conferences, Sept. 5th and 6th, 2017; Services Available from PLAN’s Citizenship & Immigration Program

DACA has allowed hundreds of thousands of qualified immigrant youth to gain legal protection, attend higher education, and support their families and communities. Trump is facing a September 5, 2017, deadline however, set by Texas Attorney General Paxton and other state attorneys general to end DACA or face legal action, a similar and unfortunate fate […]

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Nevadans Tell Laxalt Just What They Think of Him

By Ed Andrews It was hot and it was dusty, but citizens across Nevada showed up in force on Saturday to protest Adam Laxalt and his billionaire sugar daddies as they saluted Donald Trump’s agenda of hate. The occasion was the Laxalt’s annual Basque Fry fundraiser, which he was using to raise big bucks from […]

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Statement of Bob Fulkerson, State Director, PLAN Action – Adam Laxalt’s Basque Fry with VP Mike Pence

It’s not normal to stand up in front of a crowd of a couple thousand people and blow a damn Navy rescue whistle until being hauled off by the authorities. But this isn’t a normal gathering, and these are not normal times. It is not normal for a President to boost violent white nationalists . […]

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WATCH: Obama takes executive action on immigration!

   

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LISTEN: Laura on KNPR ‘State of Nevada’ talking YES ON 2

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Listen to Laura on KNPR talking about why all Nevadans should be voting YES on Question 2 with mining lobbyist Jim Waddhams trying to make is case against the ballot initiative. Click here to listen to the show. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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Get ready to vote YES!

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]   Early voting starts in Nevada on Saturday October 18th. When Progressives vote, we win, and we need Progressives out and voting, especially for two very important initiatives:

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Breaking down Sample Ballot Question #2

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Watch Bob Fulkerson debate Question 2

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Early voting in Nevada starts October 18th, and on the very bottom of your ballot are three very important ballot initiatives. Bob faced mining lobbyist Jim Waddhams and clearly won the debate. Click here to watch the debate on Las Vegas PBS’ website. Vote YES on Question 2 and […]

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Nevada Residents Are Calling Their Obamacare Hotline In Tears, Desperate For Health Coverage | ThinkProgress

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Nevada Residents Are Calling Their Obamacare Hotline In Tears, Desperate For Health Coverage | ThinkProgress. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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Domestic Violence Programs Brace For End Of Federal Funds After Friday | ThinkProgress

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Not the way to commemorate domestic violence awareness month! Domestic Violence Programs Brace For End Of Federal Funds After Friday | ThinkProgress. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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USA Today Editorial: Obama Not Guilty of Court Packing

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Filling existing vacancies is his job, says the editorial board of the USA Today and we couldn’t agree more. Anyone familiar with the history of Depression-era America knows what “court packing” means. Frustrated that the Supreme Court was striking down some of his New Deal programs, President Frankin Roosevelt proposed […]

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Why We Still Need the Voting Rights Act

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] And Why the Whole World is Watching When he signed into law the Voting Rights Act of 1965, President Lyndon Johnson said: This act flows from a clear and simple wrong. . . . Millions of Americans are denied the right to vote because of their color.  This law […]

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Retired Federal Judge: Your Faith In Secret Surveillance Court Is Dramatically Misplaced | ThinkProgress

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] by Nicole Flatow of thinkprogress.org A retired federal judge warned Friday against blind faith in the secret court deciding the scope of U.S. government surveillance. During a panel discussion on constitutional privacy protection in the wake of a leaked Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court […]

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Supreme Court Justices Tip Their Hands In Affirmative Action Case | TPMDC

Supreme Court Justices Tip Their Hands In Affirmative Action Case | TPMDC.

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BREAKING COURT NEWS: President Does Job. Republicans Set Hair on Fire.

By Nan Aron of the Alliance for Justice This should be a routine story. Every president does exactly the same thing; when there are vacancies on the federal bench the president is required to nominate new judges, subject, of course, to the advice and consent of the Senate. It’s in his job description (see Constitution; […]

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Will Stop and Swab Become the New Stop and Frisk? Reflections on National DNA Day

Today is national DNA Day. It marks the day on which James Watson and Francis Crick along with Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin published their papers elucidating the structure of human DNA. 10 years ago today also marks the day that scientists working on the Human Genome Project announced that their efforts were nearly complete. […]

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Demise of Mining Tax Protection Moves Closer to Reality

This week brought with it surprising and welcome news on Tuesday in the form of due pass recommendation for SJR 15 from the Senate Committee on Revenue. After hearing testimony in support of SJR15 from numerous supporters followed by testimony from the Nevada Mining Association and a legal representative of the industry in opposition, or was it […]

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Malicious Obstruction in the Senate – NYTimes.com

Earlier this month, during one of his new across-the-aisle good-will tours, President Obama pleaded with Senate Republicans to ease up on their record number of filibusters of his nominees. He might as well have been talking to one of the statues in the Capitol. Republicans have made it clear that erecting hurdles for Mr. Obama […]

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All Rise!

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Well, the President is trying, anyway. In the last 4 years the Federal Judiciary has moved a bit closer to reflecting the faces of those who come before it seeking justice. With over 3,200 judges in the Federal Court system, it is astonishing how the names of so many […]

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The Tea Party Plot

Imagine a plot to undermine the government of the United States, to destroy much of its capacity to… …read more

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Why Obama Must Meet the Republican Lies Directly

The White House apparently believes the best way to strengthen its hand in the upcoming “sequester”… …read more

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Why Customers are Disappearing, Why Higher Unemployment Is the Likely Result, and Why Many in Washington Don’t Have Half A Brain

Can we just put aside ideology for one minute and agree that businesses hire more workers if they… …read more

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Showdown Fatigue

We’re one week away from a massive cut in federal spending — cuts that will hurt… …read more

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It’s Time for a Raise

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.51″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] The following two articles were published last week by Robert Reich on robertreich.org and Timothy Noah of the New Republic. They make the case for increasing the minimum wage and not just to what President Obama called for in his State of the Union address, but higher. The […]

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Connecting Entitlement Reform to Immigration Reform

I was born in 1946, just when the boomer wave began. Bill Clinton was born that year, too. So was… …read more

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Mining Tax Facts

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Every State Can Implement Transgender-Inclusive Health Coverage | Center for American Progress

Every State Can Implement Transgender-Inclusive Health Coverage | Center for American Progress. Transgender people have consistently been subject to health care coverage policies that arbitrarily cut off access to the care they need. State policymakers in Oregon, however, have recently stepped up to end this kind of discrimination. It is no secret that pervasive bias […]

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The Minimum Wage, Guns, Healthcare, and the Meaning of a Decent Society

Raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 should be a no-brainer. Republicans say it will cause… …read more

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The Effects of Rising Energy Costs on American Families and Employers

Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF version of this report. Chairman Lankford, Ranking Member Speier, and members of the …read more

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STATEMENT: CAP Action’s McGuinness and Caperton on New Climate Change Legislation

Washington, D.C. — Today Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced major climate change legislation that includes …read more

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RELEASE: New Video: Americans Unite Around Universal Background Checks

Washington, D.C. — As the debate over gun-violence prevention continues after the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, two months ago today, …read more

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The Biggest Republican Lie

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) says Senate Republicans will unanimously support a… …read more

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In Political Ruling Against the President, DC Circuit Says to Nation, “Justice Denied!”

The far-right wing, hell-bent on redoubling efforts at judicial activism, shows no signs of stopping or even slowing down. As things currently stand, a handful of Republican Senators, hopelessly out of touch with mainstream America, have somehow managed to make their efforts at derailing the agenda of President Clinton pale in comparison to the absolute […]

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Medicaid and Budget Deals: The New ‘Cliff’

On January 1, 2013, Congress agreed to a deal offered by the White House that averted the so-called ‘fiscal cliff.’ The agreement, passed into law as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, did not include feared cuts to social programs. However, new budget negotiations and the debt ceiling increase are right around the corner. Once again, […]

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Bridging the Gap

   

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Deficit Reduction Must Include Revenue

As Congress once again prepares to grapple with the issue of raising our nation’s debt ceiling, that is to say– as conservatives once again ponder holding or nation’s credit rating and economic well-being hostage for their own self-serving interests– Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray has issued a memo showing that further deficit reduction can only […]

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Beyond the Bush Tax Cuts: Five Options for Raising Revenue

Published on November 16 by our friends at Americans for Tax Fairness There is a push in Washington to reduce the federal deficit by $4 trillion over the next 10 years, primarily by cutting government spending. But federal spending was already cut by $1.5 trillion in the first round of deficit reduction negotiated in 2011 […]

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New Polling on Ending Tax Cuts for Wealthiest

Two-thirds of voters agreed that making the tax system fair was a very or fairly important consideration in determining how they cast their vote on Election Day, according to a new poll released today by Hart Research Associates on behalf of Americans for Tax Fairness.

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“Pre-existing Conditions Would be Covered Under My Plan”

Mitt Romney claims that people with pre-existing conditions would be covered under his plan to repeal Obamacare; this is a lie. Romney and Ryan also claim that our senior citizens would not be impacted by their plans to overhaul the Medicare system. This is also another in a long list of lies. Read this report […]

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Voter Protection | Advancement Project

Voting:  Our most sacred right. Visit the Advancement Project today and make sure you are prepared for tomorrow. Voter Protection | Advancement Project.  

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Know Your Rights, Protect Your Vote!

Early voting begins tomorrow: do you have all the information you need?   By now, most registered voters should have received a sample ballot in the mail. Please keep this sample ballot safe and accessible; it contains very important information on early voting locations, your precinct information, and candidates that will appear on your actual […]

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Americans for Tax Fairness Statement of Principles

add your organization’s name to the americans for tax fairness statement of principles Americans for Tax Fairness Campaign Principles Americans for Tax Fairness was established to help make the economy work for all — with adequate levels of investment in critical areas that create and sustain jobs and a balanced and equitable approach to decisions […]

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Make the Economy Work for Everyone!

An Invitation to Join Americans for Tax Fairness Thirty prominent national organizations recently launched Americans for Tax Fairness – a diverse campaign of national, state and local organizations united in support of a tax system that works for all Americans. It has come together based on the belief that the country needs comprehensive, progressive tax […]

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