one of our collaboration goals at mecourses (and affiliated movements eg world record jobs) is to search for colleges within public university systems where black jobs are core to educators' purposes - from 2015 we can help such colleges sign a contract to help search out jobs courses for all sustainability millennials
best for black (eg the mandela extranet partners of taddy blecher out of s. africa); for chinese ; for latinos ; for health ...

special thanks to black conscious capitalism chapters for training on higher purpose; harrison owen for changing his life's purpose while the only white man on a civil rights field of the 1960s; black girls empowerment and social enterprise collaboration students we met on the road to several nobel peace summits particularly the 5 year collaboration across historically black university colleges which aimed but did not quite get to atlanta nov 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2009

do americans want to design a 21st C system of goverment

the constitution and government processes were the best ever when the horse was fastsst way to share information and action but that would suggest it may no hwave pieces that dont help the peoples co-create the future

which pieces may be broken

eg demos suggests the filibuster

Important legislation that addresses the tough issues that we are facing never reaches the Senate floor.
The reason? Misuse of the filibuster.
The filibuster used to be an important tool that gave the minority a real voice in the Senate. But today Senators regularly hold “silent” filibusters, stopping important legislation without ever having to stand on the floor of the Senate to explain why.
We have a rare chance to fight back against business as usual in Washington. But we must act now, before the Senate votes on the rules for the new session of Congress.
What do the DREAM Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act, the Employee Free Choice Act and DISCLOSE campaign finance reform have in common? All four bills passed the House of Representatives and gained majority support in the Senate. But they did not become law because of the silent filibuster.1
Many Senators are as frustrated as we are with this lack of progress. Senators Jeff Merkley and Tom Udall have introduced Senate Resolution 4 to fix the problem. Resolution 4 replaces the silent filibuster with the “talking” filibuster, to ensure that Senators who oppose a bill have to speak on the Senate floor to explain their objections.
It’s clear that in order to move our agenda forward we must fix the filibuster. Ask your Senators to co-sponsor Senate Resolution 4 today.

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