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In a great show of bipartisanship, Congress is moving ahead on a newly destructive agenda without even waiting for new members to take their seats in January. Act One: pushing through the Keystone XL Tar Sands pipeline. The House passed it on Friday, and the Senate plans to vote Tuesday. The White House has suggested it might veto. We need the Senate to say No, and if it doesn't we need the White House to veto this bill and reject the whole array of bad policies laid out below.

Add your voice against this agenda now, if you haven't yet, and forward this to anyone you know who might join us.


Early indications are that neither the new Republican Congress nor the Democratic minority (nor President Obama) will be pushing for national legislation on the model of what voters just passed in ballot initiatives across the country: raising the minimum wage, banning fracking, funding schools, taxing millionaires and billionaires, legalizing marijuana, reducing prison sentences, providing paid sick leave, and imposing background checks on gun purchases.

On the contrary, the Republican Congress expects to find a willing partner in President Obama for a conservative agenda that only a minority of Americans support. The White House and Republicans are talking up the NAFTA-on-steroids Trans-Pacific Partnership that nobody campaigned on.

Obama apparently will delay until January a vote on the war he's already intensifying in Iraq and Syria. Obama's FCC chair is pushing for the elimination of internet neutrality. The new Congress will be pushing for the tar sands pipeline that Obama has for years refused to stop.

Obama's surveillance state will have a willing partner, as will his agenda of burying information on the crimes of his predecessor.

And if you expect Congressional Democrats to push back strongly in support of middle class and working class Americans, you see something in them that many voters don't.

Click here to say no to Republibama government.

Click here to say no to war, environmental destruction, and media monopolies.

Click here to say yes to a higher minimum wage, a smaller military, smaller prisons, and more investment in schools.

Click here for the progressive initiatives that passed on November 4th even if few candidates worthy of them were on the ballots.

Click here if you know that social change takes a lot more than voting, and you're ready to work for it. 

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