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I feel like this is my birthday today! 🙂💜

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If you want to help get rid of money in politics FOR GOOD, please contact me, especially if you live in Mississippi. :-)

From: https://mailchi.mp/bfa5b5be8ba8/please-sign-our-petition-to-remove-corporate-money-from-our-government-forever

Ready To Make A Big Difference In Ridding Our Corrupt Government Of Corporate Money Forever??                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                             Sign our petition and help us start a Move to Amend affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi! 😀                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hello, fellow progressives! 🙂 You may remember my mentioning an organization called Move to Amend.  I have worked with them in the past and continue to work with them in  establishing a Move to Amend affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi. I'm  writing this to you in hopes that some of you will be interested enough  in this issue that you would consider signing the petition for the We the People Amendment and to assist in getting a local MTA affiliate started in Central Mississippi.

 You  can read more information yourself at the links I'll provide at the end  of this message but I will now give you a summary of what I'm talking  about.

 Move to Amend is an organization that was started as a direct response to the US Supreme Court's decision on Citizens United,  a verdict that allowed corporate money to flood our election system and  influence our government at every level. Move to Amend suggests that  the only way to permanently rid our system of government, our very  democracy, of unelected influence by corporations and ultra-wealthy  individuals is by passing a constitutional amendment. The We the People  Amendment is the constitutional amendment that MTA is promoting and one  that I am asking you to give your approval.

 A Princeton University study,  for one, has shown very clearly that since at least 1970, the  legislation and public policy that has been enacted by the governments  of the United States of America deviate sharply from the will and  sentiments of the people who live in the United States of America, its  citizens, We the People. And it is We the People who have the  rights guaranteed and enumerated in part by our Constitution and its  amendments; it is not the corporations who have these rights. The We the  People Amendment seeks to affirm this fact in our Constitution in order  to put any doubt to rest and to allow our democracy to continue to  develop, mature, and reach the state that our founding fathers hoped and  intended it to.

 If you are interested in signing the petition and getting this going please contact me at ali@jacksonprogressives.us  and tell me so.  Please also include your full name, e-mail address,  postal address, and a good phone number and I will add you to our  growing list.

 Also,  I'm delighted to announce that we have partnered with Mississippi Rising Coalition in establishing MTA affiliates in both central  Mississippi and the coast, and hopefully elsewhere! 

 Thank you for reading!!! Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to discuss this with me directly.

 Peace, love, and progress,
 Ali

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Movie night!

Check out this Meetup with Jackson Progressive Salon http://meetu.ps/e/HFtLG/2WQv/d

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Jackson Progressive Salon is looking for a place to call home!

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jackson-progressives_im-currently-looking-at-renting-a-location-activity-6583203080127463424-d4t0

If you were a progressive-minded human being in Jackson, Mississippi, where would you like to hang out?

There’s Fondren, the woods, strip malls, the suburbs, downtown, Flowood….

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Jackson Progressive Salon list: “Recent changes to our event calendar”

Hello, comrades!  🙂

I updated our calendar recently and that might have generated a lot of e-mail or app notification noise for you.  I apologize for that if so.

It appeared that along the way there were created duplicate calendar events.  I removed them but I wanted to ensure that everyone knows *we are still having weekly happy hours*!  🙂  And I use “happy hour” loosely.  Feel free to drink or not drink, eat or not eat.  The point is just to hang out in a friendly environment with people you might not otherwise hang out with but share a lot of your values.

I worked with Hal & Mal’s to come up with dates for our next three movie nights: September 13, October 18, and November 22.  Please attend and enjoy some thought-provoking media with your progressive sisters and brothers!

I think that’s it.

By the way, because we are a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization donations are *not* tax deductible.  But I encourage you to do it anyway!  🙂

Peace, love, and imagination,

Ali

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