Daily Archives: March 19, 2016

Video: Jane Sanders Deplores ‘Lack of Attention’ Given to Native Americans

I studied Native American in college and have a deep appreciation for the culture. And the conditions of Native Americans economically in Arizona are deplorable. Less attention of Native American are ignored in the media especially they are voters too. They too are minorities in this country.  Sen. Sanders’ wife shares her visit to some of Native American communities.

Indian Country Today Media Network:

Jane Sanders, the wife of democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, said she doesn’t “understand the lack of attention [given] to our first Americans” during an exclusive interview with journalist and activist Simon Moya-Smith of Indian Country Today Media Network.

Earlier this week, Sanders traveled to the Apache Sacred site Oak Flat in support of the efforts by the Apache and allies to keep the area clear of mining interests.

During her stop in Arizona, Sanders also visited other Native American communities in the state, including the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe.

Sanders told Moya-Smith that as First Lady she, along with potential president Bernie Sanders, would frequently travel to Indian country to continue the dialogue surrounding indigenous sovereignty and plight.

Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/03/18/jane-sanders-deplores-lack-attention-given-native-americans-163807


Warren to Rep. “Wall Street yes-man” Luetkemeyer: I won’t be neutered

Elizabeth Warren blogsite:

Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer – a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee – told an American Bankers Association conference yesterday that I’m the “Darth Vader of the financial services world.”

My first thought was: Really? I’ve always seen myself more as a Princess Leia-type (a senator and Resistance general who, unlike the guys, is never even remotely tempted by the dark side). Clearly the Force is not strong with Congressman Luetkemeyer (maybe he’s a Trekkie).

But just before the whole room broke into applause for calling me a Sith Lord, he told the very same room of bankers:
Why would he go out of his way to say something so sexist and offensive? Is he hostile to all women? Clueless? Afraid? And then I had a second thought: This is all about money.

Congressman Luetkemeyer was on a panel about the “changing political landscape” in a room full of Wall Street bankers – powerful people who have been working for years to roll back financial reform. Trying to land the best zinger with my name is just one more way to earn chits and try to cash in big time with that audience.

Luetkemeyer is a Wall Street yes-man, and the financial industry has rewarded him handsomely for his reliability. Since first running for Congress in 2008, he’s received nearly a million dollars from the big banks, hedge funds and credit card companies – and he’s taken $50,000 specifically from the American Bankers Association.


Let me be clear: No amount of offensive remarks will stop me from standing up to House Republicans who are bought and paid for by the big banks. And no amount of name-calling will keep me from fighting for Wall Street reform, for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and for real accountability when the big banks break the law.

They can call me Darth Vader or Voldemort or the Wicked Witch of Massachusetts for all I care – but I won’t be neutered. I won’t be muzzled. And I won’t stop fighting to level the playing field for working families.