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  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
February 21, 2023 at 3:50 PM

Do something about Ohio train wreck with chemical clouds in air

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  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
October 28, 2022 at 1:00 PM

DC can help end mass incarceration

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Washington D.C. needs reform of its criminal code, and that may be within reach. The City Council's Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety has sent to the full City Council a Revised Criminal Code Act. Currently 70% of those imprisoned by …
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
October 27, 2022 at 9:33 PM

RootsAction News: Ignorance is not strength

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. "[N]uclear powers must avert those confrontations which bring an adversary to a choice of either a humiliating retreat or a nuclear war. To adopt that kind of course in the nuclear age would be evidence only of the bankruptcy of our policy — or o…
  Thomas Drake, via RootsAction Education Fund · [email protected]
October 25, 2022 at 6:59 PM

Truth-Telling Whistleblower vs. Always-Lying Smokeblower

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. What a contrast between Thomas Drake and Donald Trump. Many years after an ordeal of federal prosecution persecution, NSA whistleblower Drake is still digging out from a mountain of debt after huge legal bills and loss of income. Meanwhile, Tru…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
October 18, 2022 at 8:06 PM

They're playing nuclear games with all our lives

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Have you done a web search lately on "probability of nuclear war"? The predictions range widely, and most don't try to put a number on it, but none of the numbers thrown about is anywhere near as small as 1 percent. Surely the risk of a nuclear w…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
October 13, 2022 at 6:23 PM

RootsAction News: Slavery at Home, War Abroad

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. You'd think the world's leading seller of weapons, giver of free weapons, and wager of wars -- all in the name of "democracy" -- would consider fully banning slavery a bare minimum standard at home. You'd be wrong, but we're working on changing t…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
October 12, 2022 at 8:36 PM

Friday's event in the area of Washington

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. An important event is planned this Friday in the area of Washington. Can you be there? Here are the details. You’re invited to join with people around the United States -- this Friday, Oct. 14 -- demanding action to avert a nuclear war. In the…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
October 11, 2022 at 8:57 PM

Be part of making history – helping to prevent nuclear war

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. You’re invited to join with people around the United States -- this Friday, Oct. 14 -- demanding action to avert a nuclear war. Click HERE to see the locations and times of events in 35 cities -- in California, D.C., Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, M…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
September 29, 2022 at 9:19 PM

RootsAction News: Dirty Deal Is Dead

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Senator Joe Manchin's Dirty Deal to facilitate more fossil-fuel pipelines has been removed from legislation in the Senate following pressure from -- among many others -- Let's be prepared for the zombie return of every bad ide…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
September 15, 2022 at 5:19 PM

RootsAction News: Defuse Nuclear War

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Thus far, some escalations to the war in Ukraine proposed for months in Washington, but opposed by RootsAction and others, have not been made, including the creation of a No Fly Zone and the provision of fighter jets to Ukraine. Even the blockade…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
September 1, 2022 at 5:31 PM

RootsAction News: Follow the money. Then shower.

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. By the standards of U.S. public policy and media opinion, we've got an enormous victory, and a shockingly scandalous extravagance, to shout about in Biden's cancellation of a portion of student debt. We'll take the victory, but only as a step in…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
August 19, 2022 at 1:34 AM

RootsAction News: They don't tell you the good things

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. They don't tell you the good things. There are no holidays for the days they didn't start wars we'd demanded they not start. Remember just a few weeks ago when the White House and Congress were talking about sending fighter jets to Ukraine? It's …
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
August 4, 2022 at 9:59 PM

RootsAction News: Warnings and Whistleblowing

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Warning of disaster is not completely thankless when others join in and offer their support. Perhaps even Cassandra wasn't disbelieved by everyone. In recent weeks, we've been doing a lot of warning and appreciating a lot of support. We've war…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
July 27, 2022 at 5:37 PM

Where Did the Minimum Wage Go?

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Read more about economic justice at Progressive Hub. We are currently in the longest period without a minimum wage increase since Congress established the federal minimum wage in 1938. Debates over increasing the minimum wage have alw…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
July 22, 2022 at 12:12 AM

RootsAction News: an e-newsletter

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. RootsAction has outgrown the ability to tell you everything we're doing in single-topic emails. Occasionally, we'll let you know what we're up to, offline and on, in an e-newsletter, starting right now. In Buffalo, NY, RootsAction Senior Strat…
  RootsAction · [email protected]
July 12, 2022 at 5:26 PM

Welcome to RootsAction

Hi John, Someone (hopefully you) has subscribed your email address to RootsAction's email newsletter. If this is correct, please click this link to confirm your subscription: If this is not correct, you …
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
January 23, 2022 at 8:26 PM

We need to prevent war in Ukraine

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Read more about militarism and foreign policy at Progressive Hub. We are alarmed by the increasing tensions between the nuclear-armed governments of the U.S. (and its NATO allies) and Russia and are extremely concerned about what seems …
  RootsAction Education Fund · [email protected]
January 1, 2022 at 1:51 AM

Last Chance to Make a Tax-Deductible Donation in 2021!

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Dear John, If you pay federal income tax, we have a suggestion: Send less money to the IRS and strengthen the RootsAction Education Fund as a catalyst for progressive social change. Making a tax-deductible contribution can mean putting your mone…
  RootsAction Education Fund · [email protected]
December 30, 2021 at 8:10 PM

The IRS wants Your money. Here's a better idea . . .

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Dear John, If you pay federal income tax, we have a suggestion: Send less money to the IRS and strengthen the RootsAction Education Fund as a catalyst for progressive social change. Making a tax-deductible contribution can mean putting your mone…
  RootsAction Education Fund · [email protected]
December 26, 2021 at 7:59 PM

Four Highlights from 2021, and One from 2022

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Four highlights from RootsAction Education Fund's work in 2021, paid for by your tax-deductible donations: 1. We established, with the inspiration of Lacino Hamilton, a former prisoner who was wrongly convicted, a Project on Mass Incarceration …
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
October 21, 2021 at 11:39 PM

Reconciliation Madness, with Progressive Hub

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Dear John, We’re writing this email while official Washington and the entire Democratic Party base are on pins and needles waiting to see who prevails: Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, who want to cut/shrink/reduce the Build Back Better …
  Jeffrey Sterling via RootsAction Education Fund · [email protected]
August 17, 2021 at 1:21 AM

A whistleblower "standing by the truth"

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. We’re very glad to be releasing in this email a new essay by CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling -- who assesses two events that underscore how the U.S. government treats vital truth tellers much more harshly than violent insurrectionists. Jeffre…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
August 15, 2021 at 11:26 PM

The latest -- and what you can do about it

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. The new Progressive Hub is where you can find a unique blend of latest information and options for quick action. It's a site for learning about current developments -- and doing something about them -- at the same time. We hope you’ll visit now a…
  Team Green New Deal Network, via RootsAction · [email protected]
August 11, 2021 at 7:34 PM

Tax the rich

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. If they can afford to fund personal space flights, then they should be taxed to fund the Green New Deal.                                  RootsAction is pleased to forward you this crucial initiative from the Green New Deal Network: Recently …
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
August 5, 2021 at 3:52 PM

Rep. Cori Bush changes what we expect of Congress

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. We're used to demanding that Congress Members focus on their formal jobs. How many times have we wrung our hands when a Congress Member has declared their "opposition" to a war while voting to fund it, or put out a terrific press release on the Ea…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
July 27, 2021 at 11:53 PM

Announcing – Progressive Hub!

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Today we’re very excited to announce the launch of Progressive Hub, a pathbreaking website. We hope you’ll visit now and bookmark it as a daily destination. combines the need to learn the latest with the imperative to take acti…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
June 8, 2021 at 4:05 PM

Events for Julian Assange around U.S.

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. The father and brother of award-winning Australian publisher and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are on a nationwide tour of the United States -- calling on the U.S. government to drop its prosecution and finally let Julian go home to Australia…
  RootsAction Education Fund · [email protected]
May 25, 2021 at 4:40 PM

Daniel Ellsberg just did it again. Now take action.

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Last weekend, Daniel Ellsberg’s most important revelations since the Pentagon Papers reached the world via the New York Times. The meaning and message are clear: We need a drastic course correction to prevent nuclear war. You can help -- in two …
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
May 19, 2021 at 5:51 PM

Tax the 18th Earl of Bezos

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. U.S. corporate media outlets adore British royalty and often go soft on the Saudi royalty. But must we be led down the primrose path to dynasties of wealth in the United States, with or without the titles of nobility? Must we accept that those …
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
May 9, 2021 at 6:07 PM

Ask Your Senators to Sign Letter on Yemen Blockade

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. For nearly six years, a Saudi-led coalition has imposed a crippling blockade on Yemen. This blockade has been a leading driver of starvation and the broader humanitarian disaster in Yemen. There are now 16 million Yemenis suffering from malnutriti…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
April 8, 2021 at 8:05 PM

Throw a monkey wrench into the doomsday machine

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. For years, many weapons experts and activists have been warning that ICBMs are the single most dangerous part of the nuclear threat that hangs over all of us. Now, some members of Congress are stepping up to do something about it -- and you can d…
  RootsAction Education Fund · [email protected]
April 6, 2021 at 4:41 PM

Can you believe most Congress members don't know this?

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Yes, you can help save the world. In the next couple of minutes. A sad truth is that most members of Congress know very little about nuclear weapons and the “strategic” factors that could blow up the world. The RootsAction Education Fund is launc…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
April 4, 2021 at 11:06 PM

A decade of successes, and just getting started

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. As of April 4, 2021, RootsAction has been at work for 10 years. The successes we've led the way on or been a part of include 116 we've put into a list, including enacting progressive legislation at the local, state, and national levels, helping e…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
December 16, 2020 at 5:47 PM

Announcing "No Honeymoon" for Joe Biden

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Today we’re announcing the launch of the “No Honeymoon” campaign -- and you can help give it historic grassroots power. RootsAction’s intense “Vote Trump out” organizing drive in key swing states always had a second part to it -- “Then Challeng…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
October 24, 2020 at 5:38 PM

Don't let Trump use military against democracy

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. “Let us not hedge about one thing,” journalist Barton Gellman writes in the current issue of The Atlantic. “Donald Trump may win or lose, but he will never concede.” In desperation, as commander in chief, Trump could attempt to order the U.S. …
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
May 22, 2020 at 1:56 PM

"The person I'm running against is complacent, but I'm not."

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Are you for any of the following? A $15 minimum wage, Medicare For All, Green New Deal, tuition-free college, universal basic income, investment in public housing, publicly financed elections, an end to the gun-show loophole, closing private pr…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
May 20, 2020 at 3:16 PM

We support Rashida and AOC against corporate challengers

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are using the internet and the media to lead on issue after issue. Not coincidentally, both are now facing corporate-friendly challengers to their reelection. If we lose these two women fr…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
May 18, 2020 at 1:01 PM

Why you should still vote Bernie in the DC primary

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. The COVID-19 pandemic has left thousands dead and millions unemployed, upending our society and throwing our economy into a tailspin. Now it’s even more clear: we need Medicare for all. We need stronger social safety nets. We need to be bailing ou…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
May 11, 2020 at 3:28 PM

Progress toward putting Gamba in Congress

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Since RootsAction has been promoting Mark Gamba as a candidate for Congress worthy of support from around the nation, he's been gaining ground. Gamba has the backing of RootsAction, Our Revolution, Brand New Congress, Sunrise Movement PDX, Oregon …
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
May 9, 2020 at 5:44 PM

McKayla Wilkes should be in the Squad 2.0

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. It's hard to know where to begin. Would the U.S. Congress benefit most from having McKayla Wilkes join it or from having Steny Hoyer leave it? Luckily, we don't have to choose! We can do both by building up national support for Wilkes in Maryla…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
May 7, 2020 at 5:01 PM

Jamaal Bowman is ready to rock Congress

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. RootsAction searches the country for the very best Congressional candidates who will have a major, positive, national impact, who have a shot at winning, and who are challenging the worst incumbents. Wow, have we found one for everyone to support…
  RootsAction DIY · [email protected]
May 6, 2020 at 3:12 PM

COVID-19 Global Solidarity Manifesto

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Start your own petition campaign here. Please support these two important petitions below. The COVID-19 crisis has revealed the urgency of changing global structures of inequity and violence. We, people around the world, will seize this his…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
May 4, 2020 at 4:28 PM

Medicare for All. Green New Deal. Cancel Student Debt. End the Wars.

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. This Tuesday, May 5 is the launch of a national campaign that could have historic impact. It’s called “Once Again,” and it’s a grassroots upsurge to pick up where the Bernie 2020 campaign left off. You’re invited to be part of this historic nat…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
May 2, 2020 at 2:03 PM

This 2-minute video exposes Trump's pandemic insanity

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Sometimes a very short movie is worth thousands of words. And that’s the case with the two-minute "Why Facts Matter" video that RootsAction is now releasing. To watch, click here: To share with friends, forward this email or click on these ic…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
April 30, 2020 at 4:37 PM

The Squad 2.0 -- We Need Arati Kreibich in Congress

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. U.S. public policy benefits when even a handful of serious progressives make it into Congress. With a large number of them, Congress could radically transform itself and restrain the imperial presidency. Here’s one we all need to get behind acro…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
April 14, 2020 at 4:52 PM

Save the U.S. Postal Service

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. The U.S. Postal Service is probably our most trusted government agency. It’s been around as long as the United States. The Constitution grants Congress the power to establish it. But the Postal Service is under threat of elimination — a more seri…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
April 13, 2020 at 2:26 PM

Dark Money Goes After AOC

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is not your local small-town pro-business club. It's one of the largest right-wing lobbies in Washington, D.C., and one of the top funnelers of dark money (money from unidentified sources) into election campaigns. Us…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
April 11, 2020 at 5:30 PM

A Unique Congresswoman. She Needs Us Now.

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. She is the member of Congress who introduced legislation to immediately pay every person in the United States $2,000 followed by $1,000 a month until a year after recovery from the coronavirus crisis. She is leading efforts, along with activist …
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
April 3, 2020 at 2:12 PM

"Still Ahead of His Time": Bernie Sanders, Healthcare and Pandemic

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. has just released a short video -- “Still Ahead of His Time” -- underscoring that Bernie Sanders is the strongest candidate in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. We invite you to watch the two-minute video and share it via F…
  RootsAction Team · [email protected]
April 2, 2020 at 1:08 AM

UPDATE: The November election is at risk

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. A technical problem prevented some people from taking this action. The issue has now been resolved, and we invite you again to sign on. The integrity of our elections is at stake. Apologies and thank you! In the last few weeks, the coronavirus …