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Missouri - Activism http://www.firedupmissouri.com/taxonomy/term/750/0 en Make Them Pay http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/make-them-pay <p>A <a href="http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/index.html?action_id=242" target="_blank">broad coalition</a> of progressive organizations staged rallies around the country yesterday to protest the manifestly unfair tax system that allows some corporations to escape their tax responsibilities entirely.&nbsp; Events similar to ones in Missouri took place all over the country targeting “The Deadbeat Dozen”—GE, Bank of America, Google, BP, Amazon, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Boeing, ExxonMobil, FedEx, Goldman Sachs, Chase—wealthy corporations that are doing everything in their power to avoid paying taxes in America.</p> <p><a href="http://www.fox2now.com/news/ktvi-taxpayer-protest-downtown-against-bank-america-20110418,0,5246317.story" target="_blank">KTVI</a> had a good story on the St. Louis action last night.<br /><br /> <embed class="noside" type='application/x-shockwave-flash' salign='l' flashvars='&amp;titleAvailable=true&amp;playerAvailable=true&amp;searchAvailable=false&amp;shareFlag=N&amp;singleURL=http://ktvi.vidcms.trb.com/alfresco/service/edge/content/b594d4a3-63a9-4236-b9b7-aed99d49ba3c&amp;propName=ktvi.com&amp;hostURL=http://www.fox2now.com&amp;swfPath=http://ktvi.vid.trb.com/player/&amp;omAccount=triblocaltvglobal&amp;omnitureServer=fox2now.com' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true' menu='true' name='PaperVideoTest' bgcolor='#ffffff' devicefont='false' wmode='transparent' scale='showall' loop='true' play='true' pluginspage='http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer' quality='high' src='http://ktvi.vid.trb.com/player/PaperVideoTest.swf' align='middle' height='450' width='500'></embed></p> <!--break--><!--break--><p><a href="http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/index.html?action_id=242" target="_blank">Tax Day Rally partners</a> included all of the following...</p> <p><img height="333" src="http://s3.moveon.org/images/with_dims/tax-day-rally-partners_750x500.png" width="500" /> </p> Activism AFL-CIO AFSCME Corporate Greed GRO MORE SEIU Tax Justice Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:01:11 +0000 .Sean 13977 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com More Than Four Thousand Rally Against Corporate Greed in St. Louis http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/thousands-rally-st-louis <p>Yesterday afternoon, <a target="_blank" href="http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2011/03/12/pro-union-forces-rally-downtown/">more than four thousand </a>workers, students, faith leaders and activists rallied&nbsp;at Kiener Plaza in Downtown St. Louis to show their disgust with&nbsp;state and federal efforts to roll back basic rights, gut the minimum wage and weaken the middle class so that the already wealthy can get even richer.&nbsp;For extensive coverage of the event, check out:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>KSDK:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/248938/3/Organized-labor-rally-at-Kiener-Plaza">Organized labor rally at Kiener Plaza</a></li> <li>Beacon:&nbsp;<a title="Thousands of union workers turn out to protest 'corporate greed' and attacks on bargaining rights" href="http://stlbeacon.org/voices/blogs/political-blogs/beacon-backroom/108861-thousands-of-union-workers-turn-out-to-protest">Thousands of union workers turn out to protest 'corporate greed' and attacks on bargaining rights</a></li> <li>Show Me Progress:&nbsp;<a href="http://showmeprogress.com/diary/5773/rally-against-corporate-greed">Rally against corporate greed</a></li> <li>Occassional Planet:&nbsp;<a rel="bookmark" href="http://www.occasionalplanet.org/2011/03/12/solidarity-rally-draws-big-st-louis-crowd/">Solidarity rally draws big St. Louis crowd<br /> </a></li> <li>KMOX:&nbsp;<a href="http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2011/03/12/pro-union-forces-rally-downtown/">Pro-Union Forces Rally&nbsp;Downtown<br /> </a></li> </ul> <p>It isn't clear if the Post-Dispatch covered the rally at all. &nbsp;Photos of the crowd and participants have been posted by <a target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com/missouri.jwj">Jobs With Justice</a>, the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001901228665&amp;ref=ts">AFL-CIO</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Womens-Voices-Raised-For-Social-Justice/145470408838456">Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice&nbsp;</a>and others -- I've pulled together a few here.&nbsp;</p> <div class="noside" id="PictoBrowser110312144119">Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer</div> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.db798.com/pictobrowser/swfobject.js"></script><script type="text/javascript"> var so = new SWFObject("http://www.db798.com/pictobrowser.swf", "PictoBrowser", "500", "400", "8", "#ffffff"); 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put on by&nbsp;<strong>Ed Martin's</strong>&nbsp;Senate campaign. Joined by fellow luminaries<strong>&nbsp;Peter Kinder</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Phyllis Schafly</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Bill Hennessy</strong>, Ed was expecting a platform to distribute the same tired lies, bad information and bad ideas about the federal Affordable Care Act. &nbsp;</p> <p>But equipped with facts and an actual interest in policies that expand access to affordable health care, the progressive activists effectively out-hustled and&nbsp;embarrassed&nbsp;Martin at his own event. &nbsp;</p> <p>Crazy Eddie was clearly caught off guard by the progressive activists' attendance and questions. &nbsp;Immediately after the &quot;hearing,&quot; <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/EdMartin4MO/status/38067772835635200">he attempted a lame ACORN smear</a>, but then abandoned that line of attack the next day when <a href="http://stlactivisthub.blogspot.com/2011/02/ed-martin-forgets-his-supporters-claims.html">he praised the crowd for their civil discussion</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://showmeprogress.com/">Show-Me Progress</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://stlactivisthub.blogspot.com/">St. Louis Activist Hub</a>&nbsp;have exhaustive coverage of the &quot;hearing&quot; that you really should check out. Here are a few links to get your started:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://showmeprogress.com/diary/5687/in-which-i-explain-who-showed-up-for-ed-martins-dance">In which I explain who showed up for Ed Martin's dance</a></li> <li><a href="http://showmeprogress.com/diary/5701/ms-schlafly-takes-on-obamacare">Ms. Schlafly takes on &quot;Obamacare&quot;</a></li> <li><a href="http://stlactivisthub.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-dont-care-what-you-say-it-was-great.html">I Don't Care What You Say, It Was A Great Night for Health Care Reform</a></li> <li><a href="http://stlactivisthub.blogspot.com/2011/02/ed-martin-and-bill-hennessy-hide-in.html">Ed Martin and Bill Hennessy Hide in the Back of Their Own Forum: Schlafly Bolts!</a></li> <li><a href="http://stlactivisthub.blogspot.com/2011/02/pregnancy-as-preexisting-condition-not.html">Pregnancy As a Preexisting Condition? Not Under the Affordable Care Act!</a></li> <li><a href="http://stlactivisthub.blogspot.com/2011/02/ed-martin-forgets-his-supporters-claims.html">Ed Martin Forgets His Supporters, Claims People &quot;Know How To Be Civil&quot;</a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com/notes/womens-voices-raised-for-social-justice/womens-voices-members-speak-out-at-health-care-forum/164848936897699?notif_t=note_reply">Women's Voices Members speak out at Health Care Forum<br /> </a></li> </ul> <!--break--><!--break--><p>...If you're not reading&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://showmeprogress.com/">Show-Me Progress</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://stlactivisthub.blogspot.com/">St. Louis Activist Hub</a> regularly...you should be.&nbsp;</p> Activism Collective Action Ed Martin Health Care Reform Peter Kinder Mon, 21 Feb 2011 15:45:34 +0000 .Sean 13515 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Democracy For America Campaign Academy -- October 3-4 in Columbia http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/democracy-america-campaign-academy-october-3-4-columbia <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.democracyforamerica.com/events/32787-dfa-campaign-training-in-columbia"><img width="290" vspace="5" hspace="5" height="158" align="right" src="http://dfa2.convio.net/images/content/pagebuilder/11271.jpg" alt="" /></a>In just a few weeks, <a href="http://www.democracyforamerica.com/events/32787-dfa-campaign-training-in-columbia">Democracy for America will be hosting a Campaign Academy in Columbia</a> -- and you're invited. The <strong>weekend of October 3-4, </strong>trainers from across the country will offer dozens of sessions, on everything from fundraising and field to issue advocacy and organizing precincts.</p> <p>DFA members in Columbia are helping plan the weekend, which promises to include lots of fun, social networking and training for activists from all parts of Missouri.</p> <p>Not convinced? Here are the organizers' Top 10 reasons to attend:</p> <blockquote><ol> <li>Learn how to plan and run a winning grassroots campaign</li> <li>Meet and hear from local progressive candidates and incumbents</li> <li>Learn from trainers with decades of experience</li> <li>Mingle with other progressive activists at the world famous Shakespeare's Pizza for a Saturday night social event.</li> <li>Get a copy of our 180 page Grassroots Campaign Training Manual</li> <li>Set goals and make plans to pass progressive legislation</li> <li>Re-connect with old friends from the campaign</li> <li>Help elect progressive mayors, city council members, state representatives, state senators, and other offices in 2010</li> <li>Learn to organize your neighborhood or precinct</li> <li>Look for a new job or volunteer opportunity</li> </ol> </blockquote> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.democracyforamerica.com/events/32787-dfa-campaign-training-in-columbia">Event details and registration are at </a><a target="_blank" href="http://dfa2.convio.net/site/R?i=13jVmPYKOQHaP9he38K1TQ.."><strong>www.democracyforamerica.com/columbiatraining</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p> Activism Tue, 08 Sep 2009 20:57:59 +0000 General Content 9627 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com