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Campaign Wrap-Up: Sanders in Iowa, Indiana Lit, California Campus Action, Hawaii Rescue

Firebrand populist U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders was in Iowa last weekend, supporting Democratic candidates, promoting his populist economic agenda and perhaps laying the groundwork for a long-shut run for president a little over a year from now. The local ADA chapter was one of his hosts.  Meanwhile, Indiana ADA finalized campaign literature that could help defeat a vulnerable Tea Party Congresswoman; Hawaii ADA is standing up for state legislators who stood up for marriage equality; and a campus offshoot of Southern California ADA is gearing up to ensure retiring Rep. Henry Waxman’s U.S. House seat stays in progressive hands.

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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. 


 

The Moral Crisis at the Border

The recent influx of unaccompanied children apprehended at the border is one of the greatest moral tests ever faced by the United States. So far, we’re failing.


 

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