Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 12, 2012, 9:54 a.m. EST by ZenDog
from South Burlington, VT
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This mornings Action Alerts include a petition to the President, demanding an investigation into Wall Street fraud:
Call on President Obama to investigate Wall Street
Wall Street is eager for a sweetheart settlement deal with state attorneys general and the Obama administration that would get them out of being investigated for the misdeeds that led to our financial collapse.
We need to stop that deal -- but we also need President Obama to take the lead and launch the investigation.
I just signed Progressives United and MoveOn's petition to President Obama to order a full federal investigation of potential Wall Street misdeeds today.
For far too long, Wall Street has received a blank check from Washington. They got bailed out after they gambled our economy into a recession, and they lobbied hard to make sure that regulation was too weak to prevent another crash.
So without an investigation, homeowners can't get fair compensation, and Wall Street will have no reason to stop skewing the playing field against the 99%.
It's the president’s choice: He has the power to order this investigation today, and we have the power to pressure him to do it.
And you can Tweet That!
- I just called on Pres Obama to investigate #WallStreet http://tiny.cc/1tj60 Join me and fellow progressives to hold them accountable.
Why This Is Important
Adding environmental education to The Lorax movie website is important because this is the message of the book and it should be honored. Dr. Seuss wanted people to be inspired by The Lorax to help the environment. Currently, the movie website, trailer, and story summary have no mention of helping our planet! This is a missed opportunity. There are big problems in our natural world and we need more and more people helping out.
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Please know The Lorax has power and that this movie could start a movement of kids helping the planet. The movie website and promotions should do what the book does and help the planet. This is possible with a few simple changes such as adding a “Lorax Tips” button.
Universal, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better, it’s not.” Please consider this line from the book; it is also true for the world.
Sincerely, Mr. Wells’ Fourth Grade Class
The Bernie Buzz has some other great links from the Senator as well, including this item:
Saving American Democracy
Corporations should not be allowed to spend unlimited, undisclosed sums of money to influence political campaigns. "If you or someone you love is a corporation, do not sign this http://sanders.senate.gov/savingdemocracy," Stephen Colbert tweeted after Bernie was a guest on his show. More than 175,000 people have now signed the petition backing Bernie's constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's infamous ruling two years ago this month.
End Action Alerts, January 12, 2012