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Support the Corporate Tax Fairness Act!

Every year the U.S. government loses billions of dollars in revenue as a result of overseas tax havens. Tell your Senator to support the Corporate Tax Fairness Act (which would prohibit corporations from sheltering income in tax shelters) and prioritize essential programs over corporate profits!

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Demand Revenue from the Wealthiest 2%!

Send a message to your Senator demanding that future deficit reduction efforts center on increased revenue from the top 2% and big corporations -- not by cutting spending for our schools, elderly, jobs, and countless other programs that Americans depend upon.

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Overturn Citizens United!

The Citizens United vs. FEC decision has brought about the bizarre results of unaccountable independent expenditure committees which now have more influence on who is elected than candidate and political party committees. Join ADA in demanding Congress to amend the Constitution to limit the influence of campaign money in our elections.

Make your voice heard!

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Ban Assault Weapons Now!

The Sandy Hook tragedy is yet another in a long line of mass shootings made possible by semi-automatic assault weapons. Tell Congress to stand up to the gun lobby and pass an assault weapons ban that will help ensure the safety and well-being of all Americans.

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Appoint Barney Frank to the Senate

Former ADA President, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) has been a stalwart voice for the very best liberal ideas and ideals. Now, with Sen. John Kerry's Senate seat soon-to-be vacated, we ask for your help to call on Massachusetts’ Gov. Deval Patrick to appoint Senator Barney Frank.

Make your voice heard!

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Raise Taxes on Millionaires Now

Warren Buffet is right: at a time when the vast majority of citizens are struggling to make ends meet, raising taxes on the nation's wealthiest in order to meet our collective fiscal and social obligations is an entirely just and sensible solution to some of our country's most pressing problems. Congress should, therefore, require any budget deal to include a new, substantial “minimum tax rate” on those earning $1 million or more a year. Doing so would help lessen the gulf now separating the rich and the rest and put America back on a sane and sustainable fiscal path.

Let Congress know that you support tax equity!

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Protect Women's Rights

Since its passage into law in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act has played an important role in protecting and extending the rights of women both at home and in the workplace. Now House Republicans are attempting to block its renewal over provisions which help safeguard the LGBT community and illegal immigrants from abuse and discrimination. Playing politics with the lives of millions of women, whether gay or straight, citizens or undocumented migrants, should have no place in modern America.

Tell Congress to renew the Violence Against Women Act!

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End Corporate Welfare for Oil and Gas Companies

With all the recent talk of “moochers” and the 47%, it's high time for Congress to kick “takers” like ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and BP off the dole. Through tax breaks and subsidies, the energy industry has for too long been the beneficiary of government largesse, with only higher gas prices to show for it. The President should follow through on his spring proposal to end this preferential treatment and require any budget deal to include a provision to end welfare for those oil and gas companies who've profited handsomely during the recession.

Make your voice heard!

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Save the Postal Service

The United States Postal Service, an institution which has provided an invaluable service to the American people for over 200 years, is on the brink of bankruptcy. But while it undoubtedly requires reform, Republican efforts to weaken the USPS through reduced services and layoffs will do little to ameliorate the situation. Tell Congress to remove its constrictive budgetary benchmarks and allow the Postal Service to undertake constructive reforms that will keep it a viable service far into the future.

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Extend the Farm Bill Now

For no other reason than partisan politics, Republicans in Congress have taken it upon themselves to block extension of the Farm Bill. Indeed, instead of addressing some of the bill's very real flaws (like the billions of dollars in subsidies gifted to big agricultural companies), they have attempted to gut programs (principally food stamps) contained within the bill that help mitigate some of poverty's worst effects. If Congress is unwilling to implement serious reforms, then it should cease its obstruction and extend the bill for another five years.

Tell Congress to extend the "Farm Bill" Now!

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Support the "Corps" Job Budget

At a time when unemployment nationally lingers above 9%, many are unaware that the unemployment rate for those 16-24 is double that.  It is poor judgment that allocates less than one tenth of one percent of the annual budget to AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and Job Corps.  These programs have repeatedly received bipartisan support in their efforts to provide temporary employment as a stepping stone for young people.  The proposed bill, H.Res 216, would increase the funding for these critical programs and would immediately provide relief for the age group hardest hit by the current economic troubles.

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