House of Representatives Says No to President on Fast Track

Democrats and Republicans rebuffed the president on his demand for “fast track authority” to negotiate a trade called the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  President Obama wanted the authorization to negotiate the trade deal with no ability by congress to modify it.  Under fast track they could only vote it up or down.  This deal was proceeding like NAFTA and would have been […]

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Upcoming Actions

Farmer’s Market Action – Tell Rep. Sam Farr – No Fast Track/No TPP When: Tue, May 26, 4pm – 8pm Where: Old Monterey Marketplace, Alvarado Street and W Franklin Street, Monterey 93940 (map) Description Get community members to write a letter to Sam Farr opposing Fast Track and TPP or ask them to sign a post card with the message to Rep. […]

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Expand Social Security

Flat wages. The end of pensions. YOU can help

Flat wages and the end of pensions have left millions of Americans facing a retirement crisis. Already, nearly half of our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents would live in poverty if it weren’t for Social Security. There is a simple solution, and it starts with defending Social Security from the right wing’s lies. That’s exactly what I do in the […]

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Reich Calls for $15 Minimum Wage

Former Labor Secretary and current UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich lays out his plan to have the $15 minimum wage made a reality throughout the country. Click below for details: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/making-the-economy-work-raise-minimum-wage_b_7234232.html

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NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is on Saturday, May 9th

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 23rd annual food drive on Saturday, May 9. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes. Hunger affects about 49 million people around the country, including millions of children and senior citizens. And one in four households with a member […]

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Rallies Against Fast Track in Salinas and Santa Cruz

Fast Track gives the executive branch the power to negotiate, in secret and out of the public view, trade agreements through June 30, 2018. The agreements are then sent to Congress, which may only vote yes, or no. It may not amend the agreement; send it back with instructions for improvement, NOTHING. Fast Track could make it easier for corporations […]

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