Wednesday, June 27, 2012

C4L: One Giant Leap

We are winning!

And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

This morning, Audit the Fed unanimously passed the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee by voice vote!

Only a few short years ago, just the thought of getting a committee hearing on such an issue was considered a long shot at best, let alone achieving such a remarkable victory!

But that was because the Washington establishment and the banking elite underestimated the power of true grassroots activism.

Today’s win is a direct result of hundreds of thousands of petitions, phone calls, faxes, and emails generated by passionate C4L activists like you around the country.

One congressman noted he had been contacted by “scores of constituents” supporting Audit the Fed.

As an example of why I’ve written in previous emails that nothing can be taken for granted, at one point this morning, Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD-7) introduced an amendment that, like the Watt amendment to H.R. 1207 in the 111th Congress, would have gutted Audit the Fed.

But your pressure helped keep it from succeeding!

In fact, it was truly astonishing just how quickly Representative Cummings withdrew the amendment after it became clear there was no support for it in the Committee - even from members of his own party.

Over the last four years, you’ve helped C4L make tremendous strides in bringing the Federal Reserve to the forefront of political debate and pushing the central bank toward transparency.

Of course, ultimately, America shouldn’t even have a Federal Reserve System to create moral hazard, keep interest rates artificially low, bail out friends and favored firms, and manipulate our monetary supply.

Today’s committee hearing was just one small step toward passing Audit the Fed, but also, one giant leap toward ending it.

Now, with a floor vote before the entire U.S. House in July fast approaching, I hope you’ll stand with us again as we look to jump another hurdle and carry this bill into the Senate.

If you’re not able to give at this time, we certainly understand.  Thanks to a crisis partially created by an out-of-control Fed, Americans are still struggling to recover.

But if you can chip in just $10 or $20 today, your help will go a long way toward reaching millions more Americans about our effort and turning Audit the Fed into the law of the land!

Our chances have never been better.

Thank you for helping make it possible for a strong, full audit of the Federal Reserve to pass a House Committee.

Now on to victory in the House!

In Liberty,

Matt Hawes
Vice President

Update on Libertarian Party Ballot Access

Dear Libertarian Supporter,

On Monday, June 25th at 5:00 P.M., we asked you to donate to our ballot access drive and to take advantage of a $10,000 matching money offer from a generous Life Member of the Libertarian Party.

You did!

During the first 24 hours, 93 of you donated $10,042, which allows us to replenish a total of $20,042 for our critical ballot access drives.

Thank You!

But that was just the first step. We need more help now. Funds are still desperately needed. States are calling us for help, and we don’t want them to fail.

Green Party: Support Public Financing over Corporate Cash!

Dear Green friend,

The Supreme Court just made another ruling allowing unlimited corporate money into state and local elections. The justices had an opportunity to revisit the awful decision they made in Citizens United, but chose corporate greed over democracy for a second time. It’s up to principled parties and candidates, like the Green Party, to voluntarily reject corporate cash.

As the Green Party presidential campaigns roll toward Baltimore, several candidates are working to win public matching funds to support their efforts. If they are able to raise $5,000 in small increments from 20 different states, they will qualify for public financing. That's double the funds available for advertising, ballot access support, and staff to travel the country and promote the Green Party.

One of those candidates, Jill Stein, is approaching this goal and needs a last-minute push to win matching funds. Her campaign has reached the threshold in 13 states and only needs $7,000 more in 7 key states (OH, NC, NM, FL, CO, VA, and CT). When she qualifies for public financing, donations up to $250 from all donors will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the public funds.

Candidates Roseanne Barr and Kent Mesplay are also raising funds on behalf of their campaigns.
Our national convention is just three weeks away! On July 14th in Baltimore, MD, delegates from around the country will gather to nominate the Green Party's 2012 candidate for President of the United States. For many Greens around the country, this may be the only time they get to see the Green Party on their ballot this year. In many states, our Presidential nominee's performance is a critical measure for winning permanent ballot access for all Green candidates. We hope you will join us in this historic nomination.

No matter who wins the nomination next month in Baltimore, we want more candidates speaking out about the Green party and its key role in transforming American politics.

Thank you for your support of the Green Party and all its candidates.

Source: Green Party e-letter

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ron Paul Diagnoses President Obama

From The Daily Caller:

Ahead of the Supreme Court’s Thursday ruling on Obamacare, Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul explained that government is already too involved in health care…

“It is obvious that Obamacare’s legal apologists either are wholly ignorant of constitutional principles, or wholly lawless in their blatant disregard for those principles,” Paul wrote on his online feed, “Texas Straight Talk.”

“Likewise, supporters of Obamacare are willfully ignorant of basic economics. The fundamental problem with health care costs in America is that the doctor-patient relationship has been profoundly altered by third party interference. Third parties, either government agencies themselves or nominally private insurance companies virtually forced upon us by government policies, have not only destroyed doctor-patient confidentiality. They also inescapably drive up costs because basic market disciplines — supply and demand, price sensitivity, and profit signals — are destroyed … Obamacare, via its insurance mandate, is more of the same misdiagnosis…

Source: The Paulitical Ticker with Jack Hunter

RNC Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision on the Arizona Immigration Law

WASHINGTON - Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision on the Arizona immigration law:

"Once again we are reminded that President Obama has failed to keep his promise on immigration reform. In the absence of presidential leadership, states have acted on their own to serve their people and enforce the law, but the issue cannot fully be resolved with a president unwilling to keep his promises. This decision makes that job even more difficult, and it leaves Americans waiting for a plan the president promised to deliver years ago," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.