Justin B. Fung

Tag: politics

Yesterday was lobby day

Yesterday was ‎ONE’s Lobby Day: I accompanied the Arizonans to their meetings; met Sen. Scott Brown (MA) in the Rotunda of the Russell building, and Sen. Jon Tester (MT) in the elevator of the Hart building; got to stop by and say hi to my friends Doug and Danielle (and got a whistlestop Capitol tour […]

Two presidents on American priorities

President Franklin D. Roosevelt: The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. Second Inaugural Address; January 20, 1937 President Dwight D. Eisenhower: Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket […]

Lowe for Congress and 350.org

Yesterday, the Lowe for Congress campaign took part in 350.org’s Global Work Party, a collaborative effort by groups all over the world to take practical action to care for our environment. On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, we joined 7,346 other events in 188 countries by going to help clean up part of the Great Western […]

Update from the campaign (10/7)

Events: On Tuesday we hosted a 350.org event, entitled Panel for the Planet. It was a great success, with attendees from across the political spectrum all supporting environmental responsibility. Dr. Fred Van Dyke, professor of biology at Wheaton College, was the keynote speaker, and discussed how politics could address the environmental issues facing us. Ben, […]

Whoever has the most money gets to choose our next legislators?

In late January 2010, following the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling—in which five justices came to the conclusion that “corporations and unions have the same First Amendment rights as individuals, which means that corporations and unions are free to spend unlimited amounts of money independently in elections”—I wrote a blog entitled “Whoever has the most […]

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