July 2011 archive

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

From the Obama Campaign:  This morning, a group of public servants showed up to work at a brand-new agency created to protect everyday Americans from the abuses of Wall Street. They’re the folks of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and they’ll be the cops on the beat protecting consumers from predatory credit card and mortgage …

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Statement on the Gang of Six Plan by Center for Economic and Policy Research

Please write to your senators and congresspeople! http://www.cepr.net/index.php/press-releases/press-releases/statement-on-the-gang-of-six-plan?utm_source=CEPR+feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cepr+%28CEPR%29&utm_content=Twitter Statement on the Gang of Six Plan aby Center for Economic and Policy Research Tax cuts for the wealthy, and Social Security cuts for ordinary workers

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Newsletter – July 2011 – Correction

The newsletter for July has been updated with a correction.  Tim Burgess was endorsed by our organization.  2011_07-July

Homeowner’s resource center information

Link to Washington Homeownership Resource Center:  http://www.homeownership-wa.org/contact.htm. Email us at info@homeownership-wa.org Call us toll-free on our Homeownership Hotline at (877) 894-4663 Local in Seattle, our number is (206) 542-1243 Office hours: 8 am to 5 pm PST, Monday – Friday

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Teabaggers like Bachmann are dangerous for our country

From Horse’s Ass: Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) tells the Republicans to stop acting like children because otherwise real people are going to get hurt: “The possibility that seniors could be denied Social Security benefits is frightening,” Murray said. “Rather than accuse the President of scare tactics, my Republican colleagues should tell the extreme voices in their own …

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Newsletter – July 2011

The July 2011 newsletter can be found here:  2011_07-July

Metro bus cuts

This would mean 177 bus routes – stretching from Seatac to Shoreline – will be slashed, reduced, or even eliminated! In SE Seattle the current proposal would affect 11 buses including: 7, 8, 42, 36, 106, and the 107! This is the last thing we need at a time when more and more people need …

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Paid sick leave in Seattle

A while back, the 11th LD Dems voted to endorse a resolution that would create paid sick leave for employees in Seattle.  I’d just like to do a little follow up… and actions like ours apparently make a difference. On Wednesday, July 6th, parts of the Seattle City Council were taking public comment on this. …

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Treasurer information

Our treasurer, Shirley Gaunt-Smith, has resigned for personal reasons. The entire 11th LD Democrats organization thanks her for her service. At our general meeting on July 19th, 2011, we will take nominations for someone to fill the vacancy. Roxanne Kangas has filed written notice that she will be running for the position. This notice is …

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Debt Ceiling Debate

Thanks to Zack Hudgins for sharing this article.  The Republicans have turned their back on what Reagan said in 1983 during another debt ceiling debate: Here’s how President Reagan reacted to crazy talk about not raising the national debt limit in 1983: “The full consequences of a default — or even the serious prospect of …

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e-board meeting agenda update

The 7/7 e-board meeting agenda has been posted.  It can be found here:  http://11thlddems.org/blog/2011/06/e-board-meeting-july-2011/

Resolution to Reinstate Glass-Steagall banking Regulations – Revision 1

The revised resolution can be found here:  2011-6 Resolution to Reinstate Glass-Steagall banking regulations-rev1

Resolution Urging Congress to Reinstate the Banking Act of 1933 (Glass-Steagall Act)

From Martha:  (Resolution is here:  2011-6 Resolution to Reinstate Glass-Steagall banking regulations ) I’ve attached the edited and revised edition that I will introduce. It is relevant that McDermott and Cantwelll are on board with the proposals of the resolution, and not relevant that Multnomah County Democrats are.  “the U.S. Congress and Senate have attempted …

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