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Liberal Groups Unite to Save IA Senate Seat

Liberal forces are uniting in Iowa to save a suddenly vulnerable U.S. senate seat and thereby preserve Democratic control of Congress’s upper body. Iowa ADA is joining up with two other local progressive organizations to boost the prospects of embattled Democratic senate hopeful Bruce Braley, as well as help worker-friendly candidates up and down the ballot. None too soon, since ADA’s politically savvy Iowa organizer says the state Democratic Party is targeting the wrong voters, in the wrong way, and encouraging the wrong kind of early voting. Meanwhile, ADA’s long-term influence is evidenced in several legislative races.
 

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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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