In a week of even more Trump awfulness, we see a tiny ray of light…
Move to Amend’s National Lobby Days have proven to be vital to our ongoing success, and this year's Lobby Day was no exception.
We were expecting Trump’s nominee to be a right-wing extremist and Brett Kavanaugh does not disappoint. His record is so incredibly anti-women, anti-consumer, and anti-accountability that if confirmed by the Senate, Trump and his corporate overlords will have made this Supreme Court the most radically undemocratic Court in this nation's history.
Dark Money is a new documentary that examines the growing influence of secret corporate money on elections -- made worse by the Supreme Court's Citizen United decision (https://www.darkmoneyfilm.com/).
That Donald Trump will have the opportunity to appoint a second justice to the Supreme Court is frightening. Trump will choose a candidate much further to Kennedy's right, and that should be enough to send shivers down anyone's spine. On occasion, Kennedy leaned left around some civil liberties matters, but he was one of the five justices who aways supported the rights of corporations over the rights of We the People, and he wasn't very good on race, economic or governance issues generally.
Today’s Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Supreme Court ruling means that millions of public employees will have the ability to opt out of financially supporting unions, even though their unions must continue to bargain on their behalf.
Janus is modeled after so-called “right to work” private sector laws in 28 states. In those states, median household incomes are $8,174 less than in non-right to work states, people under 65 are 46 percent more likely to be uninsured, infant mortality rates are 12 percent higher, and workplace deaths occur 49 percent more often, according to National Nurses United, a labor union strongly opposed to the decision.