CLEAR THE ICE – Thanks to the efforts of a number of environmental organizations such as the Sierra Club, the Natural Resource Defense Council, and 350.org, Royal Dutch Shell has suspended their Arctic drilling indefinitely. Read about this huge victory for the environmental movement HERE.
SAFETY NETS - The Economic Policy Institute released this week’s Economic Snapshot taking a closer look at the direct effect cutting government safety net programs have on poverty. Read this week’s snapshot HERE.
LIQUID WATER - NASA had a huge breakthrough this week as they unveiled new evidence which confirmed that there is liquid water on Mars. Read about this groundbreaking moment for space and NASA’s research program HERE.
WEEKLY DEMOCRACY WINNER – The Democracy for All Video Challenge $1,000 winner this week is James Parker for his video titled “Citizens United PSA”. Watch the winning video HERE.
NEW YORK, NEW POLLS - Fight for $15 is rejoicing as the most recent New York poll reveal that a majority of New Yorkers are in favor of raising the minimum wage to $15 in the next few years. Read the poll results HERE.
THE 1,2,3s OF NVRD - The Bus Project celebrated National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 22nd by registering 1,230 Oregonians to vote! Read the demographics behind this spectacular number HERE.
CARRIED AWAY WITH CARRIED INTEREST - The Patriotic Millionaires released their newest video about carried interest loopholes for hedge fund managers. The video features numerous “Patriotic Millionaires” discussing the carried interest loophole and the importance of closing it to ensure economic justice. Watch the video HERE.
PINK OUT - Planned Parenthood was shown an overwhelming amount of support as their President Cecile Richards testified in front of Congress by the millions of advocates who participated in National Pink Out Day. Read what Ms. Richards had to say in her call to action for advocates to fight back HERE.
THE CHOSEN ONE - The Agenda Project has released its latest ad in the support of Planned Parenthood given the recent investigation and possible funding cuts for the women’s health provider. Watch the ad that’s stirring a conversation about the importance of a woman’s right to chose HERE.
… From the Wonk Wire …
Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few - Robert Reich, Economic Policy Institute Co-Founder and Top Wonk, has finished and released his latest book addressing the reshaping of capitalism to benefit the masses. Read a broader description of the book HERE.
EPA Must Enact Strong Water Pollution Standards - The Director of the Sierra Club, Mary Anne Hitt, talks about the massive pollution of toxic metals into U.S waterways. Read her suggestion on how the EPA should handle this epidemic HERE.