Monthly Archives: February 2021

Stand Up For Our Democracy

Democracy is never a given. January 6th proved that. A wrathful president unable to accept he lost an election, an angry mob stoked by bogus claims of a stolen election, a subservient caucus of Republicans willing to do the bidding … Continue reading

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‘South Country Unites’ says Thank You

Seen on Bellport.com The Village News: South Country Unites Celebrates Inauguration Day On Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021, members of South Country Unites, SCU, displayed yard signs in front of their homes to commemorate this very special day. They wanted … Continue reading

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Update on the South Fork Wind Farm & Call to Action

To: Win With Wind supportersFrom: Win With Wind steering committeeDate:  Feb. 14, 2021Topic: Update on the South Fork Wind Farm Dear friends of WWW, We would like to update you regarding where we stand in the 4-year-long process of getting the South Fork Wind Farm … Continue reading

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The Movement for a Wealth Tax in Washington State

Forwarded from Geraldine Maslanka. By Chuck CollinsThis piece appeared on the inequality.org website with the heading: Legislators in Washington state are taking bold steps towards instituting a state-level wealth tax. The proposed tax is a 1 percent levy on wealth over $1 … Continue reading

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White History Month

Got this from my friend JoAnne: its hilarious and a great video. Rabia Aziz sent this out tonight. Since I was clueless about Amber Ruffin, I played it thinking OMG, she must be talking about some Trump racist saying we … Continue reading

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How to Climb out of the Financial Rut in NY State

On Feb. 5th R&R heard a presentation by Rebecca Saletan and Nick Lyndon on “The Invest in our New York Act”. It is a package of 6 bills for the State of NY. Together they are proposed to raise more … Continue reading

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The Smith Act

From the Southampton Press (LTE): Congress, in response to the far-right’s Nazi “America First” movement of the late 1930’s, enacted the Alien Registration Act of 1940. This law made it a “federal criminal offense to advocate the violent overthrow of … Continue reading

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What is Budget Reconciliation?

Biden’s economic rescue package will be passed using ‘budget reconciliation’. Here is a primer: This from Dana Chasin (reprinted with permission): Budget reconciliation is authorized through the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to expedite budget bills. While most legislation before the Senate … Continue reading

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