Oaksterdam Update: Richard Lee Calling it Quits?

By: Friday April 6, 2012 12:58 pm

Following the raid on Oaksterdam University earlier this week, in which federal agents from the IRS and DEA seized bank accounts, plants, computers and records from the industry training center, founder and Prop 19 sponsor Richard Lee announced today that he will be leaving the business.


White House Offers Dismissive Response to Marijuana Petitions

By: Monday October 31, 2011 12:15 pm

The Obama Administration promised a formal response to on-line petitions that got enough signatures, and highly popular marijuana legalization petitions got more than enough. The White House response is dismissive and insulting to those who signed the petitions.

ColorOfChange.org in Chicago: Justice for the Cook County Ten

By: Friday September 2, 2011 5:30 am

This week, I joined Chicago-area ColorOfChange.org members to deliver more than 66,000 petition signatures to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. The petition demands that State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez immediately acknowledge the innocence of 10 falsely accused Black men (known as the Cook County 10) and agree to vacate the convictions of nine who were convicted for crimes they didn’t commit.

5 Minute Membership – Lt. Dan Choi Campaign Briefing Call This Wednesday

By: Tuesday August 16, 2011 8:30 am

One of the most exciting and well received benefits of our membership program is our incredible webinars. Twice a month or more we are lucky enough to have guest speakers come and speak with exclusively with our members. Our guests range from Congressman Alan Grayson, to Dan Ellsberg, and Nancy Atlman, covering a wide array of topics. Last week, Michael Moore, writer and director of the highest grossing documentaries in history; Farenheit 9/11, and Bowling for Columbine, joined us unexpectedly with Dan Ellsberg and Josh Koster to talk about 2012 election strategies.

Sunday Late Night: Let’s Have a Harvey Milk Stamp!

By: Sunday May 29, 2011 8:01 pm

If you’d like a chance to lick Harvey Milk’s backside to send a piece of mail, sign the change.org petition right here. More than 9,000 other people have signed.

Sign the Petition: Cut Off Mubarak

By: Friday January 28, 2011 6:00 pm

We’ve watched long enough. Our tax dollars have propped up Egypt’s murderous regime for 30 years. It’s time for that to end.

Accountability: Who Else Will Go the Way of Congressman Bobby Rush?

By: Wednesday January 26, 2011 7:15 pm

No member of Congress is beyond reproach. Every member of Congress should be open scrutiny of their record, and every member should be judged by his or her record. It’s critical to an effective democracy.

Last week, Congressman Bobby Rush’s record of carrying water for big telecom corporations — at the expense of the communities he represents — came back to haunt him when he lost his bid to become Ranking Member of the subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet. Rep. Rush had been almost certain to get the position until more than 16,000 ColorOfChange.org members opposed his candidacy because of his record of advocating against net neutrality.

Bradley Manning’s Attorney Files Complaint Against Quantico Brig Commander After His Conditions Get Worse

By: Friday January 21, 2011 11:35 am

I’ll be driving down to Quantico tomorrow with Bradley’s friend David House, who will deliver the petition to the brig.

I know that it has been extremely meaningful to Bradley to know that he has the support of so many people.

Can you sign the petition and forward it to your friends?

New Petition Gains Prominent Signatures: “Defend WikiLeaks – End the Secret Wars”

By: Sunday August 8, 2010 1:15 pm

As government reaction grows against the whistleblower website Wikileaks, in the aftermath of the release of tens of thousands of Afghan War Logs, showing the real face of the Afghan war, a group of prominent activists has started up a petition to defend Wikileaks, and point out that it is the U.S. government that with the invasions and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan that has “blood on its hands.” The article includes the full petition text.

Stop the BP Bailout: 50,000 Petition Signatures by Next Week

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 7:01 am

While the President reiterated that $20 billion isn’t a cap, it’s important to know how much more BP could and should pay. One analyst said it could be as much as $63 billion; I suspect and hope it will be in the hundreds of billions. That’s why it’s important we make clear BP should be responsible for every dime of damage from its disaster. Anything less is a taxpayer funded bailout of BP. Can you add your name and help us reach 50,000 signatures before we deliver our petition to the Senate next week?

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