Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.


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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Overturn Citizens United

Members of the House who have introduced constitutional amendments to overturn Citizens United and limit corporate and special interest spending in elections sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to their fellow members of Congress urging them to sign the Declaration for Democracy.
The Declaration reads:
I, ____________, declare my support for amending the Constitution of the United States to restore the rights of the American people, undermined by Citizens United and related cases, to protect the integrity of our elections and limit the corrosive influence of money in our democratic process.
Dozens of U.S. senators and representatives have already signed on in one way or another to endorse amending the constitution to solve the problem of unlimited spending by corporate special interests in our elections.
Even if your senators or representative have endorsed our efforts already, they still should hear that their constituents are concerned about the issue and are supporting their efforts to take back our democracy for the PEOPLE. You can see a list of current endorsers here.
The constitutional remedy is the only cure for what Citizens United has wrought. Therefore, we need as many members of Congress as possible signed on as official or potential cosponsors of amendment legislation. The Declaration of Democracy is one easy way for your elected officials to join this movement.
Thank you for your activism and for being part of the national movement to reclaim our democracy and restore Government By the PEOPLE, not the corporations.
-- Calvin Sloan, Field Organizer

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