Red Lobster Drops Tucker Carlson

After getting publicly shamed on Twitter by Judd Legum, it looks like they’re dropping advertising on Tucker Carlson. So much for Salli Setta’s membership on the Women’s Foodservice Forum; Tucker was and is an enthusiastic supporter of gender inequality, and this couldn’t possibly have escaped Setta’s attention. 

Corporations like @redlobster want to develop a reputation for being socially conscious. Its president is devoted to gender equality. Kudos. But the power of corporations comes from how they use their resources.

Thanks to Rashida Tlaib, Palestinians Finally Have a Voice in Washington

For decades, Palestinian-Americans have been demonized and targeted simply for who they are. Our heritage was a liability in public office—not something to celebrate. Policy is made about us without us, furthering our invisibility in American society. It’s surreal that one of our own is now a sitting member of Congress, sworn in wearing a thobe and unapologetically speaking up for Palestinian rights and equality.

 

Call or Email your Senators TODAY – Anti-BDS bill in the Senate

Anti-BDS legislation is both unconstitutional, and morally wrong in the first place, but the idea that the Senate is dithering with this while Trump’s government shutdown drags on is unconscionable.

The Senate overview of the bill is here:

https://www.rpc.senate.gov/legislative-notices/s-1_strengthening-americas-security-in-the-middle-east

You can track progress on the bill at Congress.gov, here:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1

The bill passed cloture last week, and will be voted on by the full senate TODAY, Tue Jan 8.


HAPPENING TODAY! Please take a few minutes and let your senators know that we all have the right to boycott and it is a cynical move to try and sneak in anti-BDS legislation while government funding is at a standstill and workers aren’t getting paid.

https://twitter.com/jvplive/status/1082657628650725376
https://secure.everyaction.com/18feDKZHV0SNq81eNA3mTQ2

 Update (Jan 9): The bill failed a cloture vote in committee yesterday, but of course McConnell moved to reconsider the bill anyway, and it’s on the schedule to be presented to the full senate in the next few days. There’s another tracker on the bill at Govtrack, here: 

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s1#

Jill Stein’s Fireside Chat – 9/18/18

Tonight we introduce Green Uprising, a new home base for peaceful revolution where we turn resistance from the last election into rebellion in the next. Green Uprising resists not just Trump, but the whole bipartisan corporate system spreading war and injustice across the globe, paving the way for demagogues like Trump.

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