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512-517-2708

Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.


"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Two parties, Democrats and Republicans; same racist agenda.

Notice: This is not a Republican initiated piece of legislation; this comes from the Minnesota Democrats with a super majority.

Anyone not reading this proposed legislation does so at their own risk:

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/status_result.php?body=Senate&search=basic&session=0882013&location=Senate&bill=1417&bill_type=bill&rev_number&submit_bill=GO&keyword_type=all&keyword&keyword_field_text=1&titleword

I wonder which lobbyists are behind this little "gem?"

Perhaps Occupy Wall Street and Idle No More should consider a joint action to occupy the Minnesota State Legislature?

Is some kind of "Summit" bringing together people of color, women and the handicapped along with all those for fairness and justice in order?

Here is the description of this legislation:

Bill Name: SF1417
Requiring the commissioner of transportation (DOT) to submit a waiver request to
the United States department of transportation, federal highway administration,
from the requirements of the federal disadvantaged business enterprise
program.

Here is the proposed legislation:

1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to transportation; requiring a waiver request concerning the federal
1.3Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.
1.4BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

1.5 Section 1. WAIVER; DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM.
1.6(a) By October 1, 2013, the commissioner of transportation shall submit to the United
1.7States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, a request under
1.8Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 26.15, for a waiver from the requirements
1.9of the federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program. The waiver request must
1.10seek establishment of separate participation goals for disadvantaged business enterprises
1.11at least 51 percent owned by the following socially and economically disadvantaged
1.12individuals: (1) women; and (2) all other individuals meeting the definition.
1.13(b) For purposes of this section, "socially and economically disadvantaged
1.14individual" has the meaning given in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 26.5.
1.15EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Note: Instead of enforcing Affirmative Action we get a request for a "waiver" from the Democrats with their super majority who previously attributed such racist behavior to the Republicans--- two parties, same racist agenda.
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Alan L. Maki
Director of Organizing,
Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council

58891 County Road 13
Warroad, Minnesota 56763

Phone: 218-386-2432
Cell: 651-587-5541

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