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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. ProgressiveHub.net 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. RootsAction.org 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 …
RootsAction Team · [email protected]
April 1, 2020 at 6:51 PM

November's election is at risk

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. In the last few weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has thrown our country into crisis. Many thousands of vulnerable people have seen their jobs disappear and their loved ones fall ill. To fully recover from this disaster -- and prevent the next one …
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, via RootsAction Team · [email protected]
March 28, 2020 at 6:51 PM

Insider Traders: Demand They Resign

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. They had inside information, and they used it to profit off a global crisis. Now, they must resign from the Senate immediately.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  RootsAction is pleased to forward this critical petition f…
Thomas Drake, RootsAction Education Fund · [email protected]
March 25, 2020 at 5:08 PM

Sand Castles and Propaganda in Dystopia of Coronavirus Crisis

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Today, we’re glad to send you a new essay by NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake -- addressing connections between the coronavirus emergency, government secrecy and the crucial importance of whistleblowing for public health and safety. Tom has grim …
RootsAction Team · [email protected]
March 20, 2020 at 1:28 PM

Paid Sick Leave for All U.S. Workers.

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Demand Congress pass paid sick leave legislation to protect all U.S. workers. Click here to sign the petition! Our Message to the U.S. Congress reads: Thank you for taking the global COVID-19 pandemic seriously and working around the…
RootsAction Education Fund · [email protected]
March 19, 2020 at 1:24 AM

CIA whistleblower still searching for work

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. At a time when the president routinely lies and hides key facts, the need for whistleblowers has never been greater. That reality underscores the importance of continuing support for CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling. Jeffrey endured two and a …
RootsAction Team · [email protected]
March 16, 2020 at 11:34 PM

Bernie More Than Ever

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. The lack of universal health coverage in the United States has slowed and is slowing preparations for addressing coronavirus, and has blocked people from seeking the healthcare they need. No economic theory can change the medical fact that a la…
RootsAction Team · [email protected]
March 12, 2020 at 6:38 PM

Here's a serious coronavirus plan and a button to send it to the U.S. government

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. A huge coalition of organizations has just put together a serious plan for Coronavirus and created a page on which you can send it to the U.S. government. Please take a moment and do this now. The coronavirus pandemic is coming to the U…
RootsAction Team · [email protected]
March 12, 2020 at 4:19 PM

Medicare For All Yes, Coronavirus No

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. The lack of universal health coverage in the United States has slowed and is slowing preparations for addressing coronavirus, is creating large bills for people who've been tested, and is leading to refusals to test people lacking health coverag…
RootsAction DIY · [email protected]
February 8, 2020 at 9:51 PM

Stop the prosecution of a drone whistleblower

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. The prosecution of drone whistleblower Daniel Hale is currently scheduled to proceed in March. A former veteran of the drone assassination program who became an outspoken activist and critic of it, Hale is being prosecuted under the draconian Es…
RootsAction Education Fund · [email protected]
February 6, 2020 at 9:01 PM

Saturday in DC: Tell ABC What You Think of Its Debate Hosting

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. The RootsAction Education Fund is pleased to pass along to you this invitation from our friends at the Institute for Public Accuracy. “Hey, ABC, your corporate bias has been showing!” PLEASE JOIN US Forward this message widely and spread th…
RootsAction Education Fund · [email protected]
February 3, 2020 at 9:35 PM

Big ABC Debate Friday Night. Tell Them What You Think Saturday.

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. The RootsAction Education Fund is pleased to pass along to you this invitation from our friends at the Institute for Public Accuracy. “Hey, ABC, your corporate bias has been showing!” PLEASE JOIN US Forward this message widely and spread th…
RootsAction Team · [email protected]
January 28, 2020 at 3:31 PM

Drop the charges against Glenn Greenwald

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Brazil has charged award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald with a crime for engaging in journalism. Please click here now to sign this petition: “We stand with Glenn Greenwald and The Intercept’s team in Brazil and demand that prosecutors respe…
RootsAction DIY · [email protected]
December 6, 2019 at 3:11 PM

Speaker Pelosi: Meet with Extinction Rebellion Hunger Strikers

RootsAction: Connect. Act. Grow. Speaker Pelosi: Meet with Extinction Rebellion Hunger Strikers ** Campaign created by Eric Tien and Stephen Leas, 13-Day Hunger Strikers ** This is wrong. We shouldn’t have to starve ourselves just to meet with you. Our generation will live wit…
RootsAction Team · [email protected]
September 12, 2019 at 1:00 AM

Bernie Campaign Events in Virginia This Week

Bernie 2020 is Coming to Barnstorm Across Virginia! Joseph Hutton - Bernie 2020 Campaign Ballot Access Organizing Director, and Emily Isaac - Bernie 2020 Relational Organizing Director will be talking about organizing and how we'll ensure Bernie is on the ballot in Virginia! Frida…
RootsAction · [email protected]
July 30, 2019 at 7:44 PM

Welcome to RootsAction

Welcome to RootsAction where we're putting "progress" back into progressive! Like us on Facebook Follow us on on Twitter Hi Supporter, Welcome to RootsAction.org! We are an online initiative dedicated to galvanizing millions of Americans who are committed t…
RootsAction · [email protected]
July 22, 2019 at 5:39 PM

Welcome to RootsAction

Welcome to RootsAction where we're putting "progress" back into progressive! Like us on Facebook Follow us on on Twitter Hi Supporter, Welcome to RootsAction.org! We are an online initiative dedicated to galvanizing millions of Americans who are committed t…