Quick hits on recalling Scott Walker, Elizabeth Warren’s first TV ad, the Supreme Court hearing a challenge to health care reform, and waterboarding as torture. (More)
We’re starting a new occasional feature at Winning Progressive called “Quick Hits,” in which we flag important progressive stories from the past few days. Feel free to e-mail us if you have any suggestions for future editions of Quick Hits.
Recall Scott Walker – Progressives in Wisconsin have officially begun the effort to recall GOP Gov. Scott Walker and stop his anti-worker conservative agenda. At least 540,208 signatures must be collected over the next less than eight weeks, and then a recall election will be held six weeks after that. Visit the Wisconsin Democratic Party’s Recall Headquarters, where:
President Obama Calls Waterboarding What It Is: Torture – After a recent GOP Presidential debate in which a number of candidates supported resuming waterboarding, President Obama forcefully rejected the practice, explaining:
“They’re wrong. Waterboarding is torture,” Obama said. “Anybody who has actually read about and understands the practice of waterboarding would say that that is torture. And that’s not something we do – period.”
Contact the White House – 202-456-1111 – to thank our President for standing up for basic human decency.
Health Care Reform Goes to the Supreme Court – The Supreme Court has announced they will hear a case challenging the constitutionality of President Obama’s historic health care reform legislation. As we explained recently, two conservative appellate court judges have upheld the constitutionality of the legislation’s “shared responsibility” provision, which bodes well for Justice Kennedy or some other conservative joining with the moderates and liberals on the Court to uphold the law. Oral argument is expected in March 2012, with a decision likely to be issued in June or July 2012.
Elizabeth Warren’s First Campaign Ad – Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (MA) is working to define herself and her campaign by launching her first television commercial. The commercial discusses Warren’s working class background, and explains how she is fighting to provide a level playing field for all Massachusettians. Watch the commercial below and if you like it visit Ms. Warren’s campaign website to learn more about how you can support her campaign: