News & Public Affairs

search:

Tax Day protesters march to Bank of America, ask for an end to tax loopholes listen

04/18/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3343
Medium

Protesters in Tampa are calling for an end to tax loopholes for corporations. Tuesday afternoon a group organized by groups including Awake Tampa marched from downtown’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park to the Bank of America building. Thee protesters want the wealthy to pay more in taxes.

“Hey hey, ho ho, breaks for the rich have got to go.”

A group of about 20 protesters g...

Be the first to comment

Protesters want President Obama to fire Ed DeMarco and help homeowners with Freddie and Fannie loans listen

03/16/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3260
Medium

Florida has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the United States. Yesterday, MoveOn.org members and others rallied at Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters in Ybor City. The group hopes to sway President Obama to make changes to current foreclosure system.

About fifteen protesters gathered as part of a larger national day of action called Save Our Homes. They held signs with the mess...

Be the first to comment

Tampa activists start local Move to Amend chapter listen

09/16/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_2698
Medium

Corporate influence on politics has many folks so mad that they want to fight a Supreme Court decision by seeking to amend the US Constitution. Last night a rag tag group of activists from several different bay area communities formed a Tampa chapter of Move to Amend, a group that opposes the ruling in FEC vs. Citizens United. They seek to establish that money is not speech, and that corporations are not peopl...

Be the first to comment

Tampa MoveOn protesters to Sen. Rubio: "Jobs not cuts" listen

08/10/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_2574
Medium

Jobs, not cuts, was the message of protesters today, outside Congressional offices across the country. About two dozen activists protested outside Senator Marco Rubio’s office near USF-Tampa.

The progressive nonprofit advocacy group Moveon.org called on it’s supporters to flood local legislative offices today to ask congressi...

Be the first to comment

MoveOn.org hosts hundreds of American Dream house meetings listen

07/15/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

To many, the American Dream seems like a quaint concept. As the economy drags along, and the political sphere zeroes in on 2012, progressives are trying to redefine the American Dream. Tomorrow, a group backed by Moveon.org is hosting events in hundreds of spots throughout the country to help build what it calls the Contract for the American Dream. WMNF caught up with Aaron Dietrich, a local organizer for one of tomorrow’s Tampa Bay contract events. He said the group is using similar tactic...

2 comments

In Tampa, Progressive organizations tell Bank of America to pay their taxes listen

04/19/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Protesters from various progressive organizations gathered yesterday in front of a Tampa Bank of America to protest tax practices that benefit large corporations. About 75 people with signs urged corporations to pay their taxes.

Yesterday was tax day which meant a lot people paid a lot of money to a financially struggling government. But protesters say Bank of America and other corporate giants weren’t among those that had to pay up. They gathered along Kennedy Blvd. in front of Bank of...

Be the first to comment

Demonstrators tell Rep. Young to stop corporate corruption listen

08/10/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_1710
Medium

Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Young isn’t exactly known for progressive politics. But this didn’t stop a group of protesters from calling on him to help stop corporate influence in Washington.

Pinellas resident Peter Hilley quoted the late historian Howard Zinn as he spoke about the pitfalls of corporate influence.

“That our most deadly enemies may not be hiding in caves or compounds abroad, but in corporate board rooms and government offices, where decisions are made that can sign m...

Be the first to comment

Congressional Action Meeting held in Pinellas County

01/12/09 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

In an attempt to build support for President- elect Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan, a handful of local MoveOn.org members met Sunday in Pinellas Park to watch an instructional video on how to practice successful tactics for influencing their elected officials. The meetings, called Congressional Action Training, were similiar to others held across the nation.

MoveOn.org is one of the largest political action committees and involves citizens in the movement for a progressive Americ...

Be the first to comment

MoveOn postpones clean energy rally listen

08/19/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Across the country today, the political activist group MoveOn held 150 rallies for clean energy. The planned rallies in the Tampa Bay area were cancelled because of Tropical Storm Fay, but WMNF spoke with Joe Illingworth, a Pinellas coordinator for MoveOn. Illingworth said the country wants clean energy rather than Sen. John McCain’s energy policy of continued oil dependence.

“…We think the problem we’re in now is because we’ve been relying on fossil fuels and fossil thinking ins...

1 comments

MoveOn.org issues Bush-McCain challenge listen

05/28/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

The liberal online activist group MoveOn.org has released a new television ad and quiz drawing comparisons between the policies of President George W. Bush and presumptive Republican nominee John McCain. Today, in over 300 locations across the country, MoveOn volunteers invited voters to take the quiz, called the “Bush-McCain Challenge.”

JoEllen Schilke hosts the program "Art In Your Ear" on Friday afternoons on WMNF. She organized the Bush-McCain Challenge on the corner of Fifth and ...

4 comments

Healthy State Local Journalism Center