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All Together Now – 11.16.17

“Eleanor LeCain talks about the successful organizing models in Maine for health care, higher minimum wage, education, and home care for seniors that can help inspire and guide people in other states, with Taryn Hallweaver, Legislative Director of the Maine People’s Alliance.” Download this episode (right click and save)

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4 Billion People at Risk as ‘Water Table Dropping All Over the World’

A new analysis reveals that global water scarcity is a far greater problem than previously thought, affecting 4 billion people—two-thirds of the world’s population—and will be “one of the most difficult and important challenges of this century.” Previous analyses looked at water scarcity at an annual scale, and had found that water scarcity affected between 1.7 and 3.1 billion people. The new …

California’s Vaccine Mandate: ‘Too broad to be constitutional’: Opposing view – Mike Gatto

I swore an oath to uphold the U.S. and California constitutions. Sometimes, that means voting against “responsible” bills that nevertheless represent government overreach. California’s broad new mandate, that a child cannot attend school unless vaccinated for 10 conditions and “any other disease deemed appropriate,” was such an occasion. The legislation affects four fundamental rights: to parent one’s children; to refuse …