The results are in for the latest Left Action presidential straw poll! Out of more than 30,000 votes cast, here is the breakdown:
Thank you to all who voted!
(*Note: Lessig was added after the poll had begun, so his support might in fact be higher)
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The Supreme Court has ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment gives everyone the right to marry -- regardless of their sexual orientation. Therefore, it is illegal to deny any couple that right, even if there is a personal objection from the official issuing the license.
But in Rowan County, Kentucky, one clerk is ignoring the court’s ruling and refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
We just learned the sad news that President Carter has been diagnosed with cancer.
Jimmy Carter spent his presidency and the decades after as a tireless advocate for international peace, democracy and human rights.
The whole nation is rooting for you Mr. President.
Our right to vote is fundamental to our democracy. Yet, obstacles still prevent many Americans from electing their representatives and voting on key issues in their community, state, and our nation. Add your name to join Ted Strickland: It’s time to restore the Voting Rights Act.
Paid family and medical leave is about time. Time to care for a new child. Time to help an ailing loved one. Time to handle a serious illness without sacrificing your income or your job.
We all deserve fair and family friendly workplaces, and our nation is at a tipping point. Here’s why:
In the United States, salaried employees making over $23,660 a year have no guarantee of overtime pay. They make “too much” to qualify, so companies can make them work overtime for no additional pay.
If it seems crazy that $23,660 counts as “making too much”, it’s because it is. It’s a threshold that was set in the 70’s, and hasn’t been adjusted for inflation since. What used to be a good salary in the era of disco and bell bottom jeans is now under the poverty line for a family of four.