Frontlines Climate Justice Executive Action Platform

This platform proposes a set of actions the executive branch can take to equitably address the climate crisis without new legislation, major new appropriations, or other Congressional authority. Download the Policy SummaryDownload the Policy Memorandum Preamble Summary of Executive Actions Platform Signers As communities across the country, as well as countless people all over the world, face accelerating impacts and …

Anti-fracking Green New Deal supporter is new Senator from Pennsylvania

We learned in this election is that you absolutely do NOT have to be pro-fracking to win in a redder state than Colorado.  Biden proved that wrong, campaigning on ending fracking on public lands and speaking the truth, that we do need to get off of oil/fossil fuels.  Or take Nikil Saval, the Green New Deal candidate who won the senate race …

Ending minority rule

An unprecedented majority now embraces ethnic diversity and racial equality, two essential pillars of multiracial democracy. Yet translating this new multiethnic majority into a governing majority has been difficult. Democracy is supposed to be a game of numbers: The party with the most votes wins. In our political system, however, the majority does not govern. Constitutional design and recent political …

How politicians target you: 3,000 data points on every voter, including your phone number

How politicians target you: 3,000 data points on every voter, including your phone number Our quest to find what politicians know about voters uncovered data troves with intimate information about income, debt, family, religion, gun ownership and a whole lot more By Geoffrey A. Fowler, Oct. 27, 2020 Perhaps your text messages, Facebook feed or mailbox have also exploded with eerily …

The next few months determine the next few years

The focus on trying to moderate a message in order to attract so-called Biden Republicans. That was a failure. The data shows that the better strategy is to try to pull out your own voters and voters who haven’t been voting. And I do think the Democrats did a decent job of that. But the amount of money — and …

President Trump told suburban voters that affordable housing would hurt property values and increase crime. The story of one Wisconsin community challenges those assumptions.

Residents Feared Low-Income Housing Would Ruin Their Suburb. It Didn’t. Research has shown that tax-credit properties generally do not increase crime in affluent communities. They also tend to have little effect on property values in wealthy neighborhoods Most working-age, able-bodied people receiving government assistance for housing have jobs or were recently employed, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy …

Utilities spread their money around, secure support for a dying approach while communities look to the future

Duke Energy gives more than twice as much money to Republicans as Democrats in North Carolina state legislative races, rewarding candidates who voted with it on a controversial ratemaking bill. (Energy News Network) “We are not victims”: officials in Craig, Colorado start to confront a future without coal. Read more about Craig here and here. (Colorado Sun, Energy News Network …

Biden: I would transition from the oil industry…because the oil industry pollutes significantly’

Also in the brief: The reality of clean coal, according to the Coen Brothers, plus, Utility CEOs contribute personal money to help Republicans; Utility PACs also favor GOP — an analysis of federal campaign dollars in the 2020 election cycle. And NextEra’s burgeoning renewable portfolio. OCTOBER 23, 2020 ERIC WESOFF This is the first time in U.S. presidential history that climate …

Power and politics over life

Was April 7, 2020 the Day That Sealed the Fate of America? Look at what they said and did. And look at when they said and did it. ByThom Hartmann President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin participate in a video conference with representatives of large banks and credit card companies about more financial assistance for small businesses in …