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Campaign Wrap-Up: Populism Rolls Into Iowa; Finally, Debate in Indiana; Canvassing Delaware; Hawaii News

Economic populism rolls into Iowa today, with a message that can save the U.S. Senate from conservative control. Iowa ADA organizer Chris Schwartz will be one of the speakers when the “Put the Middle Class First” bus tour stops in the hometown of Tea Party U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst.  Meanwhile, Indiana ADA continues to draw stark contrasts between an extremist local Congresswoman and her progressive opponent, as well as an anti-education legislator and his challenger, a teacher and ADA member. In Delaware, chapter volunteers have started canvassing to defeat anti-marriage-equality state senator, and Hawaii ADA is touting its endorsements to its members.

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Why You Should be Asking Where Candidates stand on the EITC and the Child Tax Credit

Each of us should question where all candidates for federal office stand on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). These are benefits received by low-wage working families. Especially if Congress fails to raise the minimum wage, the EITC and CTC are both vital to prevent low-wage working families from drowning. Unless Congress acts to make the EITC and CTC permanent, it will expire in 2017, leaving 17 million people, including 8 million children, deeper in poverty.


 

Congress Needs to Act Now to Halt Corporate “Inversion” Schemes

Walgreens wants to renounce its U.S. “citizenship” and become a Swiss firm. Pfizer has been attempting to become a U.K. firm. Mylan, a long-time stalwart of the Pittsburgh economy(who’s CEO was recently named “Patriot of the Year”) wants to become a “citizen” of the Netherlands. Chicago-based AbbVie is paying $54 billion to buy Shire, so that it can become an Irish company. Corporate "inversion" is a growing problem!


 

ACA's Winning Outcomes

Now that Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in full effect, we are beginning to see genuine results.  This controversial piece of legislation now covers 9.5 million people who did not previously have health insuranceNow that Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in full effect, we are beginning to see genuine results.  This controversial piece of legislation now covers 9.5 million people who did not previously have health insurance.  Even though Republicans still want to repeal the law, millions of Americans are benefiting from the new health care law. 


 

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