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USAction Affiliates in Action

USAction Affiliates in Action

clee June 12, 2012 0

USAction affiliates are fighting for the 99% across the country. Check out updates from across the country and take action below. Citizen Action of New York held press conferences across the state yesterday talking about

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Benefits You Will Lose If the Affordable Care Act is Repealed

Benefits You Will Lose If the Affordable Care Act is Repealed

clee June 11, 2012 0

Originally posted on Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s blog. As we move in to 2012 that means elections, recalls, and (oh yeah) healthcare reform! Right now Wisconsin has a choice, between the Affordable Care Act

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Tell the Senate: Cut Pentagon spending now!

Tell the Senate: Cut Pentagon spending now!

clee June 3, 2012 0

When Congress failed to make a deal on the debt ceiling last year they promised to do something they’ve never done before – cut over $50 billion from the Pentagon budget. But House Republicans

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Tell Congress to End the Bush Tax Breaks for the Wealthiest 2%

Tell Congress to End the Bush Tax Breaks for the Wealthiest 2%

clee May 29, 2012 0

Last week, Nancy Pelosi urged Speaker Boehner to hold an immediate vote to end the Bush tax breaks for millionaires. It’s a good start, but we can do better. President Obama has argued for keeping

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Tell Congress to End Corporate Polluter Welfare

Tell Congress to End Corporate Polluter Welfare

clee May 21, 2012 0

Taxpayers hand out tens of billions each year to the fossil fuel industry, and what do we get except pollution, oil spills and global warming? Not a good deal, especially considering that the oil,

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Pentagon Spending and the War on Children

Pentagon Spending and the War on Children

clee May 10, 2012 0

By Jeff Blum, Executive Director of USAction What would you rather see your tax dollars fund? Food stamps for 46 million Americans? Or wars we don’t need? The choice for most of us is

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ACTION: Don’t let the GOP DOUBLE student loan interest rates on July 1st!

ACTION: Don’t let the GOP DOUBLE student loan interest rates on July 1st!

clee April 25, 2012 5

We need to make college more affordable, not less. But some in Congress seem to have it backwards. First, under the Ryan Budget, Republicans have proposed eliminating Pell Grants for two million students. And

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End the F-35 now

End the F-35 now

Admin April 20, 2012 2

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the perfect example of waste and abuse in the military budget. After ten years and billions of taxpayers’ dollars, we have little to show for the Pentagon’s most

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Tax Day Actions: NJ Citizen Action and Washington Community Action Network!

Tax Day Actions: NJ Citizen Action and Washington Community Action Network!

clee April 19, 2012 2

USAction affiliate Washington Community Action Network got great press coverage for their protest at a Wells Fargo bank. In a scene reminiscent of last fall’s Occupy Seattle protests, several hundred people rallied in downtown Seattle

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The Economic Story Progressives Need to Tell

The Economic Story Progressives Need to Tell

clee April 19, 2012 0

By Richard Kirsch  (Originally posted at NextNewDeal.net) In his 2003 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush vowed to protect Medicare two sentences after he trashed “nationalized health care.” The fact that

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