You may have read recent articles about this county's past president Jose Mujica, or of the progressive political successes of legalized gay marriage and marijauna (1st in  the world), or supplying 95% of electricity with renewables, but do you know of The Rambla, where thousands gather with friends and families on this paved public space that provides unfettered direct access to hundreds of miles of beachfront?

 runs along the river-that-becomes-the-ocean,  has the highest standard of living in South America (SA),

 

Find out what ACTIONS we are taking:

http://www.aa4u.org/news/

Sign the petition and JOIN the AA4U Alliance:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/activist-alliance-for

 


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Mead, distinguished anthropologist, an intellectual and a scientist

What We've Achieved

We generated 1000 calls to three Senators during our first week that started on March 3, 2014.  Two of the three we called are now cosponsors of the bi-partisan amendment in the Senate that is expected to clear a Republican filibuster.  The bill that contains the Unemployment Benefits Extension amendment is H.R. 3979:  "Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014".  It's progress can be tracked here:  https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3979

 

We generated hundreds more calls to members of the House of Representatives in our second week that started March 10, 2014.  We now have a discharge petition in the House signed by 193  House members (All Democrats & No Republicans).  http://clerk.house.gov/113/lrc/pd/petitions/DisPet0008.xml