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Lets Make A Difference
I started my websites so I could organize interesting YouTube videos into useful categories that I could refer to when I was talking to friends. Then I wanted to capture Daily News so I could accummulate the news into Magaine Pages. Now, I want to hammer on issues that are so urgent that we change, but are just flowing away in yesterdays news. I always wanted to write a program so readers could pick an issue, easily find their congressional representatives, and easily send an email or letter to their legislature.

In the left column you will see two websites from SunlightFoundation.com, one website was made with Politico.com, while the other was made with BillMoyers.com.

In the right column are Issues that we need to pay attention to and WRITE our govenment representatives

In the next couple of days I'm going to create short tutorials, using and Issue from the right column and sending an email/or letter to my representatives from the left column.
OpenCongress.org - Find your representatives
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Open Congress - Legislation in Congress - Bills
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Open Congress - Senators
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Open Congress - Representatives
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OpenState.org - Discover Politics in Your State
Discover Politics in Your State
Is Your State Legislator a Member of ALEC?

Many of the laws that affect us most directly -- from taxes to marriage equality to voter ID -- are made at the state level. The idea that change begins with the states is one of the founding principles of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. In state houses around the country, hundreds of ALEC "model laws" are proposed or enacted that would, among other things, dilute collective bargaining rights, make it harder for some Americans to vote and limit corporate liability for harm caused to consumers.

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Is Your State Legislator an ALEC Member?
Pick Your ALEC Politician

Issues | and Supporting Information/Videos
Global Warming
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Corporatocracy, Globalization - Free vs Fair Trade
*FOUR HORSEMEN is an independent feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the world really works. [1:38:54]
John Perkins reveals the Corporatocracy (02/17/13) [17:16]
TRNN | Tim Wise: 20 Years on, Mexico is NAFTA's Biggest Lie (01/03/14) [11:00]
TRNN | Tim Wise: NAFTA + US Farm Subsidies Devastates Mexican Agriculture (12/20/10) [8:23]
TTP - Secret Trans-Pacific-Partnership Agreement
TRNN | Kevin Zeese: Wikileaks: TPP Revelations Prove US in "Left Field" With Trade Deal (12/15/13) [10:07]
TRNN | Kevin Zeese: Wikileaks: Exposes the TPP as a Capitulation to Corporate Interests (11/15/13) [9:06]
WikiLeaks | Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) (11/13/13) (article & pdf)
WikiLeaks | Second release of secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement documents (12/09/13) [pdf]
Wealth and Income Inequality in America
*Wealth Inequality in America [6:25]
*Wealth Inequality in the World [3:51]
ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council) Explained in 5 Minutes [5:00]
The task forces as of 2011 are:
  1. Civil Justice Task Force.
  2. Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force.
  3. Education Task Force.
  4. Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force.
  5. Health and Human Services Task Force.
  6. International Relations Task Force.
  7. Public Safety and Elections Task Force.
  8. Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force.
  9. Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force.
ALEC at SourceWatch.org website
Budget | Military Budget
Reuters | Scott Paltro: Billions in Pentagon spending down a black hole (11/18/13) [4:38]
Vice | The Business of War: SOFEX (08/05/12) [20:10]
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NSA | Security/Surveillance State
ProPublica | Has the Gov't Lied on NSA Snooping? Let's Go to the Videotape [2:53]
OK, at some point all of these people lied to Congress. Isn't that called perjury and don't people go to jail for that?
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01.13.2014. 08:57

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