It’s time for Pete Sessions to learn how to listen. By Teddy Rube, Senior Organizing Associate Pacing on stage in an ornate concert hall in downtown Dallas before thousands of voters, Representative Pete Sessions was fuming. It was his first town hall since the 2016 election, and voters were angry about Sessions’ votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act – and giving him … Continue reading It’s time for Pete Sessions to learn how to listen.
You thought there was just one bad Sessions? Just you wait. By Cleanup Carl When a politician who’s actively served the needs of their constituents is running for re-election, they get rewarded with an endorsement. It’s supposed to be a recognition of how hard they’ve worked. When someone’s actively destroying democracy, they get added to our Toxic Tour. And when that person is … Continue reading Announcing our first anti-endorsement: GOP Rep. Pete Sessions!
It’s become clear that the Supreme Court’s given up defending our vote. It’s now more important than ever we fight for voting rights ourselves. By Cleanup Carl Last week, the Supreme Court had a big choice regarding gerrymandering: 1) rule this undemocratic scourge that’s destroying our politics unconstitutional and defend our fundamental democratic right; or 2) Do nothing. The honorable justices chose the … Continue reading The Supreme Court doesn’t care about your right to vote. Here’s how we fight back.
By refusing to rule on partisan gerrymandering, the Supreme Court is now actively complicit in the GOP’s scheme to disenfranchise millions. By Cleanup Carl Yesterday, the august body charged with delineating and defending our constitutional rights had the power and the opportunity to completely end partisan gerrymandering forever. So of course, they didn’t. Instead, the Justices ducked their weighty responsibility and voted … Continue reading The Supreme Court is now complicit in the GOP’s gerrymandering scam
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2018 Chris Tallent National Campaign Director MAYDAY America Office: 202-446-0489 | Cell: 405-821-3611 “SUPREME COURT GERRYMANDERING RULING LEAVES AMERICA WITH A TOXIC MESS” SAYS CLEANUP CARL Washington, DC – Today, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Gill v. Whitford that plaintiffs lack standing, thereby refusing to resolve the issue of partisan gerrymandering, Cleanup Carl (America’s only superhero … Continue reading Press Release: Supreme Court gerrymandering ruling leaves America with toxic mess
Mulvaney told a roomful of lobbyists: To get what you you want, keep giving money to lawmakers until it happens. Look how well it worked with me! By Teddy Rube Former Congressman – and now Trump Office of Budget and Management Director – Mick Mulvaney exploded the internet with a bombshell admission Wednesday night at a conference. Speaking to a crowd of … Continue reading Mick Mulvaney’s how-to guide to bribing Congress
A special Senate election is a referendum on the power of big money in politics and may well decide whether we the people – or billionaires – run the state. By Teddy Rube Hedge funds, billionaire real estate developers, school privatizers, and Wal-Mart heirs are brazenly trying to buy a New York State Senate seat in special election happening today. The money’s … Continue reading Today, New Yorkers will choose: Democracy or kleptocracy
This is what a sellout looks like New York’s GOP State Senators betrayed their constituents for the hedge funds’ campaign contributions. By Teddy Rube Last Friday, instead of passing a budget that provided funding for NY’s struggling schools, homeless shelters, and crumbling infrastructure, the GOP-controlled State Senate passed a budget that keeps open the carried interest tax loophole and makes the rich richer. … Continue reading This is what a sellout looks like
By Teddy Rube Every year, between January and April, kids, parents, teachers, and administrators on Western Long Island all make an impassioned plea to their State Senator up in Albany: we need help. New York’s schools are suffering from a huge budget crisis. Classrooms are literally crumbling; afterschool programs are cut; teachers, nurses, and social workers aren’t getting paid. Despite their pleas, every … Continue reading Toxic Tour: Shaking up Sen. Marcellino
The Toxic Tour – our campaign to take on five New York State Senators who are doing the bidding of billionaire Wall Street hedge fund donors – kicked off in Albany on Feb. 13th, and immediately made huge waves. Here’s a news broadcast from that evening that aired on Albany’s Capital Tonight!