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  • Title: Progressive Action Alliance | promotes progressive candidates, ideas, and issues through action, advocacy, education, and networking.
    Descriptive info: .. Skip to content.. news.. minutes.. mailing lists.. links.. gallery.. faqs.. downloads.. contact us.. blogs.. about PAA.. Site Links.. Get Involved!.. Department of Peace.. Election Reform.. Empire Building.. Environment.. Houston Social Forum.. Impeach.. Media Reform.. Truth in Recruiting.. Webteam.. PAA Issues.. Bush Administration.. Campaign Finance Reform.. Civil Liberties and Privacy.. Disability Rights.. Immigrant Rights.. Patriot Act.. Women s Rights.. Drug Reform.. Education.. Environmental Issues.. Energy Policy.. Peak Oil.. GLBT.. Globalization.. Healthcare.. Impeachment.. Indictments.. Labor.. Peace.. Pension Reform.. Social Security.. Texas Legislature.. The Middle East.. Torture.. Veterans.. War.. Syndicate.. User login.. Username:.. *.. Password:.. Request new password.. Calendars.. Houston Peace Justice Center Events Calendar.. HPJC Calendar-Submit Your Event.. Houston IndyMedia.. KPFT's Weekly Concert Calendar.. Harris County Democratic Party.. Harris County Green Party Calendar.. Texas Democratic Party Calendar.. Progressive Populist Caucus.. Upcoming events.. No upcoming events available.. more.. National Priorities Project.. Defund War.. Learn about the Campaign for a US Department of Peace.. Join the Velvet Revolution!.. The Progressive Action Alliance (PAA) promotes progressive candidates, ideas, and issues through action, advocacy, education, and networking.. Nov.. 5, 2013 Elections - State Propositions and Houston Candidate Information.. Submitted by Bill Crosier on September 21, 2013 - 12:31pm.. ::.. This fall, voters all across Texas will be voting on nine Propositions (state constitutional amendments).. Other elections depend on where you live within Texas.. In Harris County, there are also candidates for Houston city positions, plus Houston Community College, school trustees.. With so many candidates running for so many positions in Houston and Harris Co.. , it's always a challenge to keep up with all of them, and decide how to vote.. Luckily, there are people who compile info about the candidates to help us decide.. Check out the links below for details.. A good (non-partisan) guide to all of the state Propositions, and to races in Harris Co.. , is the Harris Co.. League of Women Voters' Voters Guide.. You can pick up a copy at many libraries, or download it from.. http://lwvhouston.. org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/VG2013-English-WEB.. pdf.. Charles Kuffner's mid-year update on Burnt Orange Report, with good commentary about candidates as of June 2013 (watch for updates):.. http://www.. burntorangereport.. com/diary/13604/midyear-2013-houston-election-update.. Charles Kuffner's comprehensive list of endorsements and interviews with Houston/Harris Co.. candidates:.. http://offthekuff.. com/wp/?page_id=54423.. -- also note the many links in the right column, for more information on the 2013 elections.. How candidates voted in the last three Democratic and Republican primaries:.. com/wp/?p=55657.. (links to Harris Co.. Dem.. and Rep.. party web sites).. Harris Co.. Democratic Party's Municipal Questionnaire Results:.. harrisdemocrats.. com/municipal_questionnaire_results.. List of all candidates for Houston city positions, HISD  ...   other web site(s), for more details.. Submit your event.. Be sure to click on the "Save" button at the bottom of the page.. See all events on HPJC calendar.. read more.. Resolutions for your Precinct Convention.. Submitted by Bill Crosier on February 23, 2010 - 12:54am.. |.. Election Fraud/Reform.. GLBT Rights/Issues.. Labor Rights/Issues.. Middle East Issues.. Resolutions.. If you vote in the Texas primary (or during early voting), be sure to come back to your individual precinct voting location (not an early voting location) for your precinct convention.. Precinct conventions start at 7:15 PM, or after the last person in line has voted, and are a great place to educate others about issues you care about, and get resolutions on them approved and sent up to the Senate District (SD) conventions and the state convention, so they'll get noticed by a lot more people.. Go to our resolutions list.. http://paa-tx.. org/resolutions.. and pick out resolutions of interest to you -- just click on the titles of any of them.. Download the pdf versions that are formatted for printing, and bring several copies of each to your precinct convention.. If you want to write your own resolution on a topic we did not cover, refer to our Resolution-Writing Guidelines (see link at.. ) for suggestions on how to write a good resolution that is likely to be passed.. Some additional resolutions are also on the Burnt Orange Report web site.. com/diary/10038/2010-tdp-resolutions-thread.. -- please see these too.. If you don't vote in the primary, you are eligible to sign petitions to help get the Green Party on the ballot in Texas this year.. For at least one state-wide office (Comptroller), there's no Democrat on the ballot, so this is not even a conflict for any Dem.. See.. http://hcgp.. org.. for details.. PAA Meeting - Learn How to Write Better Letters to the Editor and Op Eds.. Training.. Start:.. Jul 9 2009 - 6:30pm.. End:.. Jul 9 2009 - 9:00pm.. Event Description:.. See minutes here for Carol Christian's insightful tips for writing letters to the editor or guest editorials:.. paa-tx.. org/node/3238.. At the next PAA meeting, we can get some great tips and techniques for writing effective op eds and letters to the editors.. Carol Christian, a Houston Chronicle reporter, has agreed to come help us learn more about how to write LTE and op eds that get published.. Just bring the background information and data for an issue and some paper and pens and/or your laptop computer if you have one.. Event Sponsor:.. Progressive Action Alliance.. calendar..

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  • Title: sources | Progressive Action Alliance
    Descriptive info: sources.. What s Happening in Iraq.. Iraqi former PM Allawi meets Saudi king ahead of polls (Reuters).. 3 years 39 weeks old.. Sunni bloc boycotts Iraq vote citing Iran interference (AFP).. Key Sunni group boycott deals setback to Iraq vote (AP).. Iraq vows tough punishment for campaign vandals (AP).. Fifth Christian killed in a week in north Iraq (AFP).. Senior Sunni lawmaker s party to boycott Iraq vote (Reuters).. Using ladder, vet rescued people from Texas office (AP).. Curfew on election campaign in northern Iraqi province (AFP).. Iraqi prisoners on hunger strike at Basra jail (AFP).. Iraq rejects call to abolish death penalty (AP).. Middle East News.. Israel sees no crisis with Europe over Hamas man s murder (AFP).. Hamas: Assassinated operative put himself at risk (AP).. Blair: Israel-Palestinian peace talks to resume (AP).. Israeli forces wound six Palestinians: medics (AFP).. Israeli troops wound two Palestinians in West Bank (Reuters).. Credit cards implicate Mossad in Dubai hit: report (Reuters).. 3 men charged in Miami with financing Hezbollah (AP).. Palestinian state could be recognised before borders set: Kouchner (AFP).. Hundreds mark 5th year of Israel barrier protests (AP).. Police, protesters clash in West Bank (AFP).. Gay Marriage Amendment.. AG files court documents on gay marriage (Sentinel Enterprise).. 40 New Hampshire Republicans Join Democrats to Defeat Gay Marriage Repeal 210-109 (Gayapolis).. Attempts to nix gay marriage denied (Portsmouth Herald).. Lawmakers reject gay marriage repeal (New Hampshire Union Leader).. NH House rejects 2 anti-gay marriage measures (WCAX-TV Vermont).. New Hampshire Resoundingly Votes Down Anti Gay Marriage Bill (Gayapolis).. NH House rejects two anti-gay marriage measures (New Hampshire Union Leader).. NH House rejects anti-gay marriage amendment (WCAX-TV Vermont).. Brady Pushes For Constitutional Gay Marriage Ban (CBS 2 Chicago).. House to vote on gay marriage bill (The Nashua Telegraph).. Labor Start - Trade Union News from around the world.. Palestine: ITUC in Talks with Palestinian Authority, and Palestinian and Israeli Affiliates.. Mexico: Widows Lawsuit Seeks Damages over Disaster that Killed 65 Mexican Miners Four Years Ago Today.. UK: BA wins legal victory against cabin crew - weakening union s hand as new strike looms.. USA: Disney Hotel Workers End Hunger Strike at Corporate Headquarters in Burbank.. Iran: Osanloo solitary confinement ended.. Canada: Official Restaurant of Winter Olympics pays lowest wages in the country.. Russia: Nespressure Again at Nestlé Russia: Company Punishes Union Workers with Dismissal, Discrimination and Pay Cuts.. Ireland: Public service work-to-rule grinds on, change agenda key to solution.. USA: Obama and the State of Democrats We ignore the lesson of 1931, 1948, 1984 and 1988 at our peril.. Canada: Vale strike sparking multimedia creativity.. Privatization of Social Security (Yahoo).. Alan Simpson, the deficit, your grandkids, the chickens and the grit (MinnPost).. Obama’s Stealth Entitlement Commission (Baltimore Chronicle Sentinel).. Florham Park seniors: No to Republican alternate budget proposal (Florham Park Eagle).. Students can choose school (Bucks County Courier Times).. Few clues five years after friends go missing (Bucks County Courier Times).. Board works toward zero tax increase (Bucks County Courier Times).. Do U H8 this? (Bucks County Courier Times).. Perriello: Don’t privatize Social Security (The Daily Progress).. A Roadmap for killing Social Security (Los Angeles Times).. 3 years 40 weeks old.. Mark Kirk On Social Security: Where Does He Stand? (The Huffington Post).. Democracy Now.. Welfare Recipients Forced to Sell Food Stamps to Buy Basic Necessities.. Israel Accused of Stealing Identities, Using Fake Passports in Killing of Hamas Commander in Dubai.. As Dalai Lama Visits White House, an Excerpt of His 2003 Criticism of Iraq War.. Obama Holds White House Meeting with Dalai Lama Over Chinese Protest.. Headlines for February 19, 2010.. A Bad Day for America : Anti-Nuclear Activist Harvey Wasserman Criticizes Obama Plan to Fund Nuclear Reactors.. Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz on Obama s Stimulus Plan, Debt, Climate Change, and Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy.. Headlines for February 18, 2010.. In the Loop : Oscar-Nominated Comedy Satirizes Lead-Up to US-UK Invasion of Iraq.. George Monbiot: UK Inquiry Toothless and Feeble in Probing Origins of Iraq War.. Amnesty International.. Mexico must investigate US journalist s death.. Rwanda: Intimidation of opposition parties must end.. Malaysia urged to end brutal punishments after women caned.. Syrian woman arrested after writing politically charged novel.. Intimidation of Rwandan opposition parties must end.. End Persecution of Human Rights Defenders in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Urges Amnesty International.. Iran: Iran ‘Shows Contempt’ for Human Rights by Rejecting U.. N.. Recommendations, Says Amnesty International.. Iran shows contempt for human rights by rejecting UN recommendations.. Amnesty International USA.. Texas execution nears  ...   on Ballot in Texas.. Letters to Delegates.. Big D for Dean in July.. Dean rallies in Dallas in July--scorcher!.. Rally Organizing Meeting.. House Committee Schedules.. Public Health - 10/2/2006.. 7 years 10 weeks old.. County Affairs - 9/13/2006.. 7 years 11 weeks old.. Appropriations-S/C on Health amp; Human Services - 10/9/2006.. Ways amp; Means - 9/21/2006.. Energy Resources - 9/6/2006.. 7 years 12 weeks old.. Regulated Industries - 9/6/2006.. Medical Peer Review Process (Interim) - 9/28/2006.. Medical Peer Review Process (Interim) - 9/27/2006.. Natural Resources - 9/22/2006.. Senate Committee Schedules.. Veteran Affairs amp; Military Installations - 9/26/2006.. S/C on Base Realignment and Closure - 9/26/2006.. Finance - 9/13/2006.. S/C on Emerging Technologies amp; Economic Dev.. - 9/15/2006.. S/C on Base Realignment and Closure - 9/12/2006.. Intergovernmental Relations - 9/13/2006.. Jurisprudence - 10/11/2006.. Natural Resources - 10/11/2006.. Upcoming Senate Calendars.. No calendars available.. 7 years 16 weeks old.. Environmental News.. Study says global warming will hurt ducks.. 7 years 19 weeks old.. Global warming set to hit Europe badly.. Canada s greenhouse gas emissions rise.. Global warming stalks Yosemite.. Villagers do their bit for global warming.. 7 years 20 weeks old.. Carbon dioxide level highest in 650,000 years.. Global warming doubles rate of ocean rise.. Australian ski resorts to campaign against global warming.. Investors Bet on Global Warming.. Marine food chain link being affected by global warming.. Today s Fiscal Notes.. No fiscal notes available.. Today s Bill Analysis.. No bill analyses available.. 7 years 23 weeks old.. Upcoming House Schedules.. Today s Bill Text.. No bill text available.. Texas Democratic Party Events.. Nov 07, 2006: General Election Day.. 7 years 25 weeks old.. Nov 03, 2006: Last day of early voting by personal appearance.. Oct 31, 2006: Last day for early voting clerk to receive application for ballot by mail.. Oct 23, 2006: First day of Early Voting by personal appearance.. Oct 10, 2006: Last day to register to vote.. Sep 08, 2006: First day to submit application for ballot by mail.. May 25, 2006: Roast of Senator Royce West.. 7 years 28 weeks old.. May 13, 2006: A Woman s Delight a PreMother s Day Expo.. May 13, 2006: Grassroots/Voter file training.. May 20, 2006: Democratic Party Platform Hearing.. News from the Texas Democratic Party.. Time: Tom DeLay Says He Will Give Up His Seat.. 7 years 33 weeks old.. AP: Ex-DeLay aide to plead guilty in fraud probe, official says.. 7 years 34 weeks old.. Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Officials can hide gift amounts.. Dallas Morning News: CHIP changes fluster families.. TDP: PERRY TAX COMMISSION UNVEILS NEW PLAN TO SHORTCHANGE TEXAS SCHOOL CHILDREN.. AP: Perry, Sharp unveil school funding proposal.. TDP STATEMENT ON STRAYHORN SUSPENSION OF PAYMENTS TO GOP LOBBYIST CRONIES.. Austin American-Statesman: Spending on instruction varies among Texas school districts.. Austin American-Statesman: Governor to call lawmakers back on April 17.. Dallas Morning News: Hearing set this week in DeLay case.. United for Peace and Justice.. Calls Congress to Support H.. R.. 4232, the End the War in Iraq Act of 2005.. 8 years 4 days old.. Let s Build and Strengthen the Peace and Justice Movement.. We Need Your Help to End This War.. Help Displaced Gulf Coast Residents Return Home.. Top Dem Calls for Immediate Iraq Pullout.. Bush Administration: A Chronology of Lies and Indictment.. Shut Down the School of the Americas and Change Oppressive U.. Foreign Policy!.. 2,000 Too Many! Call for Peace Upon 2,000th U.. Death in Iraq.. 2000 Too Many leaflet now available.. Call members of Congress about an important measure banning torture.. Code Pink.. A Belgian perspective.. 8 years 43 weeks old.. WOMEN PEACE ACTIVISTS DRAGGED OUT OF INAUGURATION CEREMONY BY THE POLICE.. 8 years 44 weeks old.. Notes from the Middle East - by Adele Welty.. 8 years 45 weeks old.. REPORT OF PEACE DELEGATION - by Aryeh Shell.. Are We Alone.. 8 years 46 weeks old.. report from Iraq/jordan border.. Articles.. 8 years 47 weeks old.. Relatives of US servicemen killed in Iraq to hold vigil on Jordan border.. Support For Amalia Gonzales.. Peace Delegation Arrives in Amman.. AARP and Social Security.. Blue Notes from Dot.. Border Crossings (KPFT).. Conventions.. Department of Peace House Bill H.. 3760.. Department of Peace Senate Bill S.. 1756.. Elections.. Free Speech Radio News.. Houston Social Forum Conferences.. Houston Social Forum Fundraisers.. Houston Social Forum Meetings.. Houston Social Forum Visibility Events.. KPFT Local Houston News.. PPC Conferences.. PPC Fundraisers.. PPC Regional Meetings.. PPC Steering Committee Meetings.. Presidential Weekly Radio Address.. SDEC Meetings.. Social Security Democrats.. The Progressive Forum (KPFT).. White House Press Briefings..

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  • Title: Meeting Minutes | Progressive Action Alliance
    Descriptive info: You are here:.. Home.. Meeting Minutes.. PAA General Meeting Minutes Thursday, March 10, 2010.. Submitted by C.. Lee Taylor on April 3, 2010 - 9:37am.. PAA Meeting Minutes.. March 11, 2010.. Convened 7:10 p.. m.. Leisure Learning Unltd.. Attending:.. Robert Graham Bart Boyce.. Jon Axford Don Cook.. Bill Crosier Ted Weisgal.. PAA Meeting Minutes Oct.. 15, 2009, Havens Center.. Lee Taylor on November 10, 2009 - 6:16pm.. PAA General Meeting.. Oct.. 15, 2009, Havens Center, Alabama at Woodhead.. Convened 7:15 p.. Attending: Bob Carter; Don Cook; Bart Boyce; Ivan Espinosa; Bill Crosier; CLT; Kris Graham;.. PAA General Meeting Minutes Thursday, Sept.. 10, 2009.. Lee Taylor on September 11, 2009 - 11:51am.. 7 p.. Thursday, Sept.. Havens Center, 1827 Alabama.. Convened: 7:05 p.. Bill Crosier Don Cook.. Mark Lacy Eric Ribellarsi.. Art Browning Bob Carter.. PAA Aug.. 13, 2009 Agenda, Minutes Treasurer s Report.. Lee Taylor on August 14, 2009 - 12:14am.. Attached PDF is a scan of the agenda, Ivan's minutes and the treasurer's report.. I was late to the meeting and prevailed on my esteemed colleague, Ivan, to pinch-hit on the minutes.. Due to a miscommunication on my part, we are missing the last half of the meeting minutes so I've included the agenda and urge all of you to suss out info on the undocumented agenda items.. I've also included in the attached PDF the treasurer's report.. Thank you, Don, for emailing it.. Lo siento for this improvised assemblage of minutes.. 1 attachment.. PAA General Meeting Minutes for Thursday, July 9, 2009.. Lee Taylor on July 13, 2009 - 12:08am.. Thursday, July 09, 2009.. Convened: 7 p.. Attending: Bill Crosier, Bart Boyce, Don Cook; Lee Loe; Cheryl Crosier, Bob Carter, Mark Lacy, Ivan Espinoza, Deena, Tracie H, CLT, Carol Christian, Julie, Mark Lacy, Art Browning.. PAA General Meeting Minutes June, 2009.. Lee Taylor on June 25, 2009 - 11:39pm.. Thursday, June 11, 2009.. ish.. Attending: Bill Crosier, Jon Axford, Bart Boyce, Don Cook; Lee Loe; Cheryl Crosier, Bob Carter; Robert Graham, Mark Lacy, Tim O’Brien, Lee Demers, Madeleine Crozat-Williams, CLT.. Progressive Action Alliance Monthly Meeting Thursday, May 14, 2009.. Lee Taylor on May 14, 2009 - 11:22pm.. Thursday, May 14, 2009.. Attending: Bill Crosier, Tracie Hartigan, Jon Axford, Bart Boyce, Don Cook; Tony B;.. Bob Carter; Robert Graham, CLT; Colleen O’Brien; Ted Weisgal.. PAA April Monthly Meeting Minutes.. Lee Taylor on April 9, 2009 - 9:48pm.. Thursday, April 09, 2009.. Attending: Bill Crosier, Tracie Hartigan, Mark Lacy, Cheryl Crosier, Bart  ...   August 14, 2008.. Lee Taylor on August 14, 2008 - 9:29pm.. Thursday, August 14, 2008.. Convened: 7:10 p.. Attending: Bill Crosier; Bart Boyce; Cheryl Crosier; Bob Carter; Mark Lacy; Don Cook; CLT.. Agenda:.. PAA General Meeting Minutes Thursday, July 10, 2008.. Lee Taylor on August 13, 2008 - 11:36pm.. Thursday, July 10, 2008.. Attending: Bill Crosier; Bart Boyce; Cheryl Crosier; Mikal Hutto; Bob Carter; Jon Axford; Willie Simons; Mark Lacy; CLT; Boulos.. PAA General Meeting Minutes Thursday, June 12, 2008.. Lee Taylor on June 12, 2008 - 9:14pm.. Thursday, June 12, 2008.. Havens Center.. • Bart Boyce.. • Don Cook.. • Robert Carter.. • Jon Axford.. • Boulos Nader.. • Ray Driskill.. • Willie Simmons.. PAA Monthly Meeting Minutes April 10, 2008.. Lee Taylor on April 10, 2008 - 9:37pm.. Havens Center 1827 W.. Alabama Houston, TX 77006.. April 10, 2008.. Convened 7:30 p.. 1.. 2.. Jon Axford.. 3.. Kathleen Kain.. 4.. Wily Simmons.. PAA Monthly Meeting Minutes Thursday, Feb.. 14.. Lee Taylor on February 18, 2008 - 4:47pm.. PAA Meeting 2-14-08.. Bob Carter.. Lee Demers.. CLT.. Aleithia Artemis.. PAA Meeting Minutes - January 10, 2008.. Submitted by Bill Crosier on January 11, 2008 - 2:45pm.. Progressive Action Alliance Meeting.. January 10, 2008.. Attendees:.. Gary Yokie, Don Cook, Lee Loe, Sunil Kothari, Horacio Rodriguez, Bart Boyce, Cheryl Crosier, Cob Carter, Art Browning, Ted Weisgal, Ken Kenegos, Bill Crosier, Kathleen Kain, Willie Simmons.. Meeting Chairs:.. Bill Crosier and Kathleen Kain.. Minutes of last meeting.. (12/13/07) reviewed with no corrections.. Treasurer s Report.. December meeting balance was $1987.. 31.. Expenditures since last meeting were:.. $180.. 00 for PAA web site rental for six months.. $20.. 00 for meeting space PAA January 2008 meeting (Havens Center).. Income since last meeting:.. $10.. 00 for bumper sticker sales.. Obligated for payment:.. $250.. 00 to help with expenses of the Rally Against the War in Iraq, Nov.. 17.. Don will identify were to send this contribution and send the check.. Funds in treasury after obligation are $1547.. PAA Monthly Meeting Minutes Thursday, Dec.. 13.. Lee Taylor on December 13, 2007 - 9:56pm.. PAA Meeting 12-13-07 Convened 7:10 p.. Alabama 77098.. Attending: Jon Axford, Cheryl Crosier, Rick Lux, Bob Carter, Lee Demers, Art Browning, Mark Lacy, Bill Crosier, C.. Lee Taylor, Bart Boyce, Don Cook, Willie Simmons, Robert Graham.. PAA Monthly Meeting Thursday, Nov.. 8.. Lee Taylor on November 8, 2007 - 10:22pm.. 11-8-07 PAA Meeting.. Robert Carter.. Lee Loe.. Willie Simmons.. 5.. 6.. 7.. next ›.. last »..

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  • Title: Forums | Progressive Action Alliance
    Descriptive info: Forums.. Active discussions.. Login.. to post a new forum topic.. Forum.. Posts.. Last post.. Announcements.. Look here for important announcements from the PAA we want everyone to see, regardless of whether you are interested in the other forums.. This is a very low volume list and includes both PAA members and supporters.. Users of this list are not permitted to post without moderation.. Click here to.. subscribe/unsubcribe.. 7 years 45 weeks ago.. by Anonymous.. Discussion.. This forum is provided for PAA discussions and planning and takes the place of the kucinich-discuss list.. Please limit discussion to PAA-related topics that are not already covered in other forums - please post messages in them where applicable.. This list is not moderated currently and generates a high volume of email.. subscribe/unsubscribe.. Send EMAIL to the list at.. 1333.. 1754.. 7 years 24 weeks ago.. by discuss-bounces.. Action Groups and Committees.. This forum is for discussions and planning for the establishment of a.. 8 years 7 weeks ago.. This forum is for discussions and planning relating to  ...   is for discussions and planning relating to development of the Houston Social Forum.. This forum is for discussions and planning relating to the impeachment of Bush and dissemination of information surrounding the Downing Street Memo.. This forum is for discussions and planning relating to media reform.. 5 years 39 weeks ago.. This forum is for discussions and planning for military counter recruitment and truth in recruiting issues.. 29.. 30.. 6 years 35 weeks ago.. This forum is for discussions and planning for the website.. 59.. 130.. 7 years 44 weeks ago.. Humor.. Various articles of humor including poems, URLs, original work, etc.. Cartoons.. Cartoons, either animated or "static" (non-moving).. 8 years 1 week ago.. General.. Not specifically political humor, just something to laugh at/about.. 7 years 46 weeks ago.. Political.. Political humor in all of its forms, including satire (natch!).. 12.. Puns.. Punning around.. 8 years 5 weeks ago.. Testing.. This forum allows the webteam to test the forums to ensure they are working as expected.. 15.. 21.. 7 years 51 weeks ago..

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  • Title: Resources for Activists | Progressive Action Alliance
    Descriptive info: Featured Links.. Vets Records Archive.. Better Donkey Seattle.. Texas Parent PAC.. Republic Broadcast Network.. unlike other 'conservative' websites.. No Stolen Elections!.. Demand the Right to Vote.. Resources For Activists.. Resources for Activists.. Submitted by Sarah Gonzales on August 10, 2005 - 7:25am.. Weblinks.. Progressive Activists in Houston/Galveston/Third Coast Area.. Activist Groups Nationally Worldwide.. Liberal Media (Free Speech Media).. Communicate with Other Activists.. Parties, Caucuses Political Groups.. Religion The Death Penalty.. Voters Election  ...   People Who Love Them.. Policy Institutes Think Tanks.. Counter~Culture Entertainment.. Real Presidents.. Progressive Resolutions.. More Progressive Links Pages.. Texas Democratic Platform.. Houston Social Forum info page.. Legislative Alerts / Tracking.. Government Track.. - track ANYTHING pertaining to our government - bills, Congressmen, votes, etc.. National legislature.. Senate roll call votes.. - how did your Senator vote on an issue?.. House roll call votes.. Texas legislature online.. How did your state representative vote?.. StateNet..

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  • Title: PAA Gallery | Progressive Action Alliance
    Descriptive info: PAA Gallery.. Art Car Parade.. More artcars viewable at.. Houston Indy Media.. and the.. Houston Chronicle.. had a writeup and archived some photos as well.. There are 5 images in this gallery.. Last updated: February 17, 2006 - 1:23pm.. Bring Them Home Now Tour.. Images from the "Bring Them Home Now" bus tour led by Cindy Sheehan.. Event was held at the Resurrrection Church in Houston, TX on September 1st, 2005.. There are 16 images in this gallery.. Last updated: September 4, 2005 - 8:32pm.. Dick Cheney s Gallery.. There are 10 images in this gallery.. Last updated: March 22, 2006 - 5:05pm.. Goldstar Families and Cindy Sheehan - 2/16/2006.. Gold Star Families and Cindy Sheehan event in The Woodlands, Montgomery County Community College, 2/16/2006.. There are 32 images in this gallery.. Last updated: February 22, 2006 - 5:06pm.. Houston Delay-Cheney Protest.. Photos taken inside the Delay/Chaney protest in the Houston Galleria.. There are 36 images in this gallery.. Last updated: February 17, 2006 - 1:25pm.. Houston Freeway Blogging.. photos of people holding political signs over Houston Freeways.. There are 7 images in this  ...   event at the Veteran's Hospital in downtown Houston on March 18th, 2006.. There are 38 images in this gallery.. Last updated: March 18, 2006 - 8:40pm.. Register to attend the 1st Annual Civil Rights Conference in the 21st Century: Uniting Communities for Justice, Saturday, 03/31.. Posted by: C.. Lee Taylor.. March 22, 2012 - 3:19pm.. Attend Cindy Sheehan Town Hall Meeting Book Signing 7 p.. Tuesday, March 27, Pecore Hall, St.. Stephen s Church.. March 14, 2012 - 8:46am.. Ann Wright Joe Meadors Meet Greet -July 14, 2010.. Posted by: Bill Crosier.. July 11, 2010 - 10:35pm.. HPJC Potluck Pinic 5:30 p.. Sunday, May 17, Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.. May 12, 2009 - 9:36am.. Anna Baltzer photo.. November 12, 2008 - 10:34pm.. Night From Baghdad graphic.. June 24, 2008 - 3:22pm.. Freeway Blogging.. February 25, 2008 - 7:15pm.. Freeway Blogging for Peace Commemorating 5th Anniversary of Iraq Invasion, 4 p.. Thursday, March 20, Hwy 59 Bridges.. February 25, 2008 - 7:03pm.. Bridging Peace.. February 25, 2008 - 6:12pm.. Save the earth: Block new coal plants in Texas.. February 14, 2008 - 5:42pm..

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  • Title: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) | Progressive Action Alliance
    Descriptive info: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).. How to post an event on the PAA and HIMC online calendars.. How to join a committee / action group.. PAA e-mail lists forums-how to subscribe, see archives.. PAA e-mail lists--Don t send attachments; put them on web site instead.. PAA e-mail lists--Guidelines for posting messages.. PAA e-mail lists--How to change your e-mail address or name.. PAA  ...   What is a trackback and how do I use them?.. Why is my email bouncing?.. Submitted by Sarah Gonzales on August 29, 2005 - 5:10am.. Below are a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs).. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please feel free to contact the.. How to post an event on the PAA and HIMC online calendars ›..

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  • Title: Downloads | Progressive Action Alliance
    Descriptive info: Downloads.. Minutes PAA 12-08-05.. Submitted by Sarah Gonzales on October 13, 2005 - 7:04am.. Department of Peace Downloads (1).. Election Reform Downloads (7).. Environmental Issues Downloads (6).. Houston Social Forum Downloads (4).. Impeach Downloads (9).. Iraq Notebook (3).. March 19th, 2005 Sing Peace (7).. Media Reform Downloads (1).. Miscellaneous (10).. Party Platform Documents (11).. Peace (5).. Training (2).. Veterans (1).. War (7).. Minutes PAA 12-08-05 ›..

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  • Title: Contact Us! | Progressive Action Alliance
    Descriptive info: Contact Us!.. Submitted by Sarah Gonzales on November 15, 2005 - 6:35pm.. About PAA.. Contact the Progressive Action Alliance.. These public service announcements were brought to you by the.. We are based in southeast Texas, but open to all, wherever you are, as long as you are interested in progressive change.. E-mail us.. at.. You can volunteer with the PAA ~ We need your talent and time just as much as money.. Click here for.. Minutes of Monthly Meetings.. Review our.. resolutions.. PAA downloads are.. here.. Visit PAA.. Progressive News.. (updated hourly).. Sitemap.. is available.. Send us your.. feedback.. !.. About the.. EMAIL.. lists.. We have several mailing lists; some are low-volume and small, and others high-volume and detailed.. The main lists are below, but there are.. several mailing lists that you may subscribe to  ...   list,s limited to only those members who were very active in our group.. However, it's open to all now.. Any list member may post messages to it.. This list currently averages about 20 messages per day posted to it.. We strongly encourage everyone to sign up for the PAA announcements list, regardless of whether you want to be on the discussion list, as important announcements go only to the first list and you'll miss them if you are only on the second one.. If you have trouble signing up for any list or have any questions, issues or comments, please contact the list administrators at or.. Get Involved!.. Several action groups / committees exist to promote issues we care about.. Information about joining our mailing lists and upcoming events for each area of interest are below..

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  • Title: blogs | Progressive Action Alliance
    Descriptive info: Recent blog posts.. Houstonians Amazed by Bizarre Welcome at Gene Green s Office.. Help us build a bigger progressive force for change.. Thanks, Hope, and the Future.. Democratic Party Hiding Popularity of Demand to Impeach.. Democratic Primary Endorsements.. Tell Washington: Bring the Troops Home.. Dennis Kucinich to Announce for President Dec.. The Lizard Strategy.. Texas Democrat convention 2006 videos online.. Delegate Strategy Summary for Mar.. 25 Texas SD Co.. Blogs.. Submitted by Bill Crosier on May 11, 2009 - 6:42pm.. Environmental Issues Action Group.. Representatives from a number of Houston organizations held a press conference and rally near Congressman Gene Green's east Houston office on May 11, after being prevented from holding a press conference on the property where his office is.. Bill Crosier s blog.. login.. to post comments.. Submitted by Bill Crosier on February 1, 2009 - 3:30pm.. Fellow PAA'ers, please forward the note below to folks you know in other organizations in our area (along with an invitation from you), and ask them to come to our Feb.. meeting.. By inviting them to tell us how we can help their groups, we can build a larger political force for progressive change in our area, while planning some fun events that everyone will enjoy.. -- Bill Crosier.. Submitted by Bill Crosier on November 5, 2008 - 11:24pm.. In this message:.. Thanks.. Hope.. The Future, What We Can Do.. Summary.. Submitted by Bill Crosier on September 1, 2008 - 7:55pm.. Impeach Action Group.. The following was written by Willie Simmons, a long-time member of the Progressive Action Alliance.. If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the article title to read the entire entry.. Submitted by Bill Crosier on February 29, 2008 - 7:09pm.. A number of progressive organizations have made their list of endorsements public, and since they've spent the time to look at various candidates, their endorsement lists may be useful to you, especially for down-ballot positions.. If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the title of this article, or the "read the rest" link for details.. Submitted by Bill Crosier on February 12, 2007 - 12:12am.. Empire Building Action Group.. This is a call to action.. Please help increase the pressure on our government.. Give more people a chance to speak out.. Take blank, stamped post cards, clipboards, pens, and officials address lists everywhere you go.. to post comments |.. Submitted by Bill Crosier on December 12, 2006 - 12:18am.. Kucinich to announce for President.. ‘Deeply concerned’ by failure of Democratic leadership to heed voters’ November call to end war.. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.. Monday, December 11, 2006.. Submitted by Bill Crosier on September 8, 2006 - 5:13pm.. Again this year, we have some choices between awful candidates from the Republican party, and some less-than stellar Democrats.. (I do realize that there are some excellent Dems even here in Texas, though, such as David Van Os and several running for Congress and the state legislature.. ).. Submitted by Bill Crosier on June 14, 2006 - 5:14pm.. The Texas Democratic Party has put the videos of the speeches from last weekend's state convention on youtube.. To see them all, go to.. http://youtube.. com/profile_videos?user=TXDemocrats.. My favorite is the speech by Attorney General candidate David Van Os, with an introduction by former Atty Gen..  ...   Intelligence.. Submitted by Sarah Gonzales on February 23, 2006 - 3:12pm.. HUMOR.. Believed Shooting Victim Was Zawahiri, Veep Says.. Bagging a Lawyer - Cheney.. Submitted by Sarah Gonzales on February 23, 2006 - 3:11pm.. A white house source stated that Congress is considering awarding Vice-President Dick Cheney the Medal of Freedom, the national highest civilian commendation, for his act of bravery in shooting an attorney.. Cheney s Got a Gun.. Submitted by Sarah Gonzales on February 23, 2006 - 3:05pm.. Dick Cheney will never live down the shooting incident.. There are so many people making fun of him, I simply had to document these classics.. Enjoy!.. Cheney's Got a Gun.. - Bob Rivers version.. Cheney's Got a Gun Flash animation.. The Dick Hunt.. State Candidate Questionnaire.. Submitted by Bill Crosier on February 12, 2006 - 2:34pm.. Would you support requiring all electronic voting machines to print on paper for each voter a complete summary of their voting choices, which will become, after their inspection, the authoritative record of their vote?.. National (Congressional) Candidate Questionnaire.. Submitted by Bill Crosier on February 12, 2006 - 2:32pm.. Would you support requiring all electronic voting machines to print on paper for each voter a summary of their voting choices, which will become, after their inspection, the authoritative record of their vote?.. Why should we care about resolutions and going to the Democratic conventions here in Texas?.. Submitted by Bill Crosier on February 8, 2006 - 11:22pm.. Some people question why we bother with writing and promoting resolutions, and say that the candidates may ignore them or that the general public doesn't care.. However, I believe there are some very important reasons why we should promote resolutions that deal with issues we care about:.. Spreading Values through Social Action/Elevator Speeches.. Submitted by Bill Crosier on January 15, 2006 - 2:48pm.. Spreading Values through Social Action.. Presentation by Bill Crosier to Unitarian Fellowship Church.. January 15, 2006.. [Note: See downloads below for handout on Elevator Speeches].. Thank you for allowing me to share this morning with you, to talk about some ideas of how we can spread our social values.. Writing Resolutions - Why do it, Guidelines.. Submitted by Bill Crosier on December 9, 2005 - 1:33am.. At the PAA meeting this evening, we discussed the resolutions that our group wrote two years ago, before the 2004 primaries.. Using these resolutions in the next few months, with some minor updates/revisions, along with some additional ones, can help us in several ways:.. Uncertainty clouds future of e-vote tests.. Submitted by Sarah Gonzales on December 6, 2005 - 3:02pm.. Despite movement toward new standards for machines, change may be years away.. By Ian Hoffman, STAFF WRITER.. Inside Bay Area.. http://insidebayarea.. com/ci_3268257.. SACRAMENTO For 11 years, most states have relied on voting systems tested to minimal federal standards, the results withheld from public scrutiny and given the green light by a nongovernmental agency working on a shoestring budget.. The era of approving tools of democracy on the cheap is coming to an end, and judging by talk at a national gathering of voting experts here this week, few will be sorry to see it go.. Carnegie Mellon University computer expert Michael Shamos, a state voting-systems certification official for Pennsylvania, is one of the staunchest advocates for new, fully computerized electronic voting systems..

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    Descriptive info: Who We Are.. Abolish the Death Penalty in Texas.. Banking, Credit Card, and Bankruptcy Reform.. Change Party Rules to Give Platform Resolutions Committees Time to Meet.. Clean Skies/Clean Energy - Toward Energy Efficient/ Renewable Energy Economy in Texas.. Climate Protection Measures for Texas.. Corporate Personhood.. Department Of Peace: A Renewed Commitment To Peace And Diplomacy.. Disabilities Civil Rights.. End U.. Intervention Overseas.. Environmental Initiative Resolutions (7).. FDR s 2nd Bill of Rights.. Free Quality Education from Pre-K through College.. GLBT Rights.. Health Care Coverage for Employees and Associates within Texas.. Immigration Reform and Immigrants Rights.. Impeach Bush and Cheney.. Living Wage.. Move Texas Beyond Fossil Fuels Into Alternative Energy.. Needle Exchange.. No Border Wall in Texas.. Promote the Preamble to the US Constitution.. Proportional Allocation of Texas Presidential Electoral Votes.. Protect Reproductive Rights.. Reform Drug Policy to Decrease Harm and Increase Public Safety.. Reform the Media Restore the Fairness Doctrine.. Reform U.. S.. Repeal NAFTA, CAFTA Withdraw From WTO.. Repeal the USA PATRIOT Act.. Require Verifiable Voting.. Resolve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.. Restitution to Innocent Iraqi War Victims.. Restore Rural Communities Family Farms.. Restore the U.. Constitution.. Social Security and Pension Protection.. State Income Tax.. Strengthen Environmental Safeguards.. Strengthen Public Education in Texas.. Texas Public Campaign Financing (Clean Elections).. Universal Single-payer, Not-for-profit Health Care.. Voter Confidence Resolution  ...   political party when they deserve it.. Our goals are summarized in the PAA Issues listing below.. Why the three words in our organization name?.. The term Progressive goes beyond the traditional liberal concept of promoting social justice, by also including economic justice issues.. For example, we believe that working for non-discrimination in employment is not enough, if our jobs are being exported to other countries that do not enforce standards in working conditions or the environment.. Working for the right to choose your own health care provider won't help if health care is only available to those eligible for (and who can afford) good medical insurance or if your insurance company won't cover your particular medical condition.. We like the term Action because we believe in doing more than thinking, talking, complaining, and forwarding e-mails.. We believe in constructive, non-violent action to promote social change.. We're an Alliance because we know we can accomplish more by working with those in other groups.. We're involved with other organizations that support one or more progressive issues.. We want to connect such organizations together by networking and promoting each other's activities and issues, so we can be a more effective political force.. We want to reverse the divided and conquered mode that we're in.. PAA Issues and Resolutions.. ›..

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