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Wrap-Up: Iowa Bulks Up For Final Push; Spotlight On Indiana Voter Suppression; A Carload of Canvassers

Iowa ADA is bulking up to better support embattled U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley. Thanks to funding from two labor unions, the chapter will have more staff, make more phone calls and knock on more doors in the final weeks before Election Day. Meanwhile, chapter members highlighted a hot campaign issue--corporate tax abuse--with a Burger King protest. In Indiana, voter suppression gets national attention courtesy of chapter president Charles Mumaw and Al Jazeera America, while Indiana ADA continues to foster voter participation. And in Delaware, a carload of canvassers heads south this weekend to try to defeat an opponent of LGBT rights.

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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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