Joint statement by Beyond the Bomb, CREDO, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Indivisible, J Street, MoveOn.org Civic Action, NIAC Action, Peace Action, VoteVets, Win Without War, and Women’s Action for New Directions on Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear agreement. Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear agreement — also known as… Read more
Petition signatures delivered in person to Sen. McConnell’s northern Kentucky office and Sen. Gardner’s Denver office October 6, 2017 – Just days after the worst mass shooting in modern history took the lives of 58 Americans, 1,044,119 people have signed petitions demanding that Congress pass gun control legislation, including an assault weapons ban. The petition… Read more
“The significance (of Sánchez’s comments) is that there is a hunger from the rank-and-file for fresh leadership, for someone who is truly going to represent the zeitgeist of where the party is,” said Murshed Zaheed, political director at Credo Action, the progressive organization based in San Francisco. “That’s where the energy of the party is now.”
On Friday, people from progressive groups will drop off a petition with 900,000 signatures to McConnell’s office in Fort Wright, a release from one of the lead organizers, CREDO, stated. The petition, from groups, such as CREDO, MoveOn, and Daily Kos, will demand McConnell take up gun control legislation, including an assault weapons ban.
CREDO Action joined the mobilization against the NRA and its political allies on Monday by circulating a petition that has already garnered over 160,000 signatures.
“There’s one reason why Congress consistently fails to take real action on gun violence: the National Rifle Association. The NRA has a chokehold on Congress that keeps most bills about gun control from even coming to the floor for a vote,” the petition reads.
For Demand Progress Action ― and allies on the letter, including the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Color of Change, and Credo ― the exposure shows that FISA courts alone are not enough to ensure that the federal government respects the constitutional right to privacy enshrined in the Fourth Amendment. Demand Progress Action’s policy arm documented numerous other violations of FISA rules in a September report, making the case that FISA courts have proven incapable of deterring intelligence agency abuses under Section 702.
CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of 5 million activists, sending tens of millions of petition signatures and more than 100,000 phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct actions for progressive change.
Josh Nelson, Communications Director
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