Coffee Party USA Newsletter
August 3rd, 2015
Volume 15, Number 9
President's Column - 2015 Newsletter
by Debilyn Molineaux, Coffee Party USA President
The Six Levels of Engagement
If you are reading this, there is a strong possibility you are civically engaged. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to increase engagement in our communities and how we can begin to feel like we all belong. [more]
A message to our members
by Tim Danahey, Coffee Party USA Director of Public and Member Relations
Why the T-Shirts Matter
The Coffee Party USA has started to sell t-shirts with messages conducive to our principles and objectives. Of course, we do this to help raise money for the Coffee Party USA. No doubt. Let's be straightforward about that. However, the messages we rotate onto the shirts are important and it can be explained a couple ways. [more]
All voices must be heard
by Egberto Willies Coffee Party Director, Newsroom
The traditional corporate driven mainstream media relay the news they deem appropriate to the masses. It is for this reason that Americans know little about the plight of their own neighbors let alone the plight of our international neighbors. This is how we will change that. [more]
$64,000 Democracy For All Video Challenge
by Jeanene Louden, Coffee Party USA Director & Treasurer
Coffee Party USA is proud to be a partner organization on the $64,000 Democracy For All Video Challenge – a contest seeking to tap into the creative potential of Americans of all political stripes with short, powerful videos in support of the Democracy For All Amendment to get big money out of politics. [more]
Activism requires good online assets
by Bobby Rodrigo, Coffee Party USA Director of Internet Infrastructure
Coffee Party USA Radio Network welcome the Radio Show "A Cup Of Joe" to our group of shows. "A Cup Of Joe" is hosted by the CEO of The Human Solution International Joe Grumbine and air every Friday night 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT. [more]
Coffee Party Movie Night
by Mark Gilbert, Coffee Party Director of Campaigns and Actions
The Coffee Party USA is proud to be a supporter of an important new movie highlighting the impact of corporate money in our schools …Education Inc.
Opening Friday, August 14. Education, Inc. describes how "dark money" contributors are funding free-market reformers to take over local school boards and transform American public education into a business.
The film details how billions of tax dollars are being diverted away from public school children under the banner of “school choice.” Yet while uncovering this money trail, Education, Inc. also describes the efforts of students, parents and teachers across the country to fight back.
We encourage you to view the trailer, host or attend a screening and then join us for a conversation with filmmaker Brian Malone on our special Blogtalkradio program on Wednesday, August 26 at 8:30pm eastern time. For info on the film or our interview with the producer, go to http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/august_film_education_inc .
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
Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an "Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery"
Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally syndicated radio show the Thom Hartmann Program that the United States is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.” Both Democrats and Republicans, Carter said, “look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves.” [more]