Coffee Party USA Newsletter
June 8th, 2015
Volume 15, Number 8
President's Column - 2015 Newsletter
by Debilyn Molineaux, Coffee Party USA President
How Will Coffee Party Meet It’s Goals?
The Coffee Party was inspired to be a place where people from all perspectives can share their ideas, hopes and dreams and have them received with respect, compassion and reason. We see that the desire to 'be right' has led to a competitive and then vilifying culture where we are at war with the “other half” of the country. The founders of Coffee Party believed we could uphold the ideals of our country and turn towards one another to find common ground and build our future. Based on that inspiration, the Coffee Party has taken positions on three issues; campaign finance, Wall Street and tax reform. These have been the primary mechanisms used to 'divide and conquer' the populace so we spend time fighting with each other instead of staying engaged in the governance of our communities, states and country. [more]
A message to our members
by Tim Danahey, Coffee Party USA Director of Public and Member Relations
The Future OF Activism
We have to face the fact that popular activism (as opposed to corporate activism) is at a severe disadvantage because of the extraordinary amount of money available to those promoting corporate interests. The uneven level of resources has been codified by the U.S. Supreme Court, the SEC won't use its power to require corporate political disclosures, and the President and Congress are unwilling to challenge the people and corporations who have money for fear of alienating them. [more]
Activism requires good online assets
by Bobby Rodrigo, Coffee Party USA Director of Internet Infrastructure
Check out our new Website
I am charged with overseeing and improving Coffee Party USA’s Internet Infrastructure. This responsibility covers a vast amount of subjects. Coffee Party USA is a large grassroots organization with many partnerships and members, which includes a large social media presence. Branding, promotion, expanding resources, making sure everything works in the IT world, design, communication and so on are some of the matters I work to improve.
Explore our new site. Give us your feedback. We aim to provide a site that makes interfacing with our members and followers seamless. [more]
Help Coffee Party USA accomplish our collective goals.
2015 is turning out to be a banner year for Coffee Party USA. We are growing our membership. We are teaming up with other organizations to promote good government by holding politicians accountable.
This year we have increased our reach by several million per week. This affords us a very large base to get our message out. It provides us the type of access necessary to a segment of the population when mobilization is in order. We played our part in the Net Neutrality movement both with original writing from our bloggers as well as through teaming up with other organizations to promote petitions. And guess what. We won.
There will be many other actions specific and transpartisan. Join our (your) movement. Together we will change America. But it starts with you. [more]
Articles & Blog Posts
Atlanta Journalists exposes ALEC!
This Atlanta journalist exposes the inner workings of ALEC. This is how we begin reclaiming our democracy. [more]