April 25, 2016I grew up in a family that was long on challenges and short on money. To be frank, my parents were both alcoholics and had untreated mental health issues, and we didn’t have much money after my dad lost his job in the 1980’s and we moved to a small town in rural MN. Because of where I have been,...
April 23, 2016I’m old enough to remember when Earth Day was mostly about planting trees and recycling. Since then, it’s taken on a whole new urgency as we’ve ( most of us , anyway) realized that this climate change thing is real, it’s our fault, and it’s serious. So it’s strange to realize that on this Earth Day...
April 20, 2016Summer, and mosquito season, is quickly approaching yet the U.S. Congress is dragging its feet on passing emergency funding so we are prepared for a potential Zika Virus outbreak. We need YOU to take action now. Write your members of Congress tell them to pass emergency funding for Zika as soon as possible!
April 18, 2016This Tax Day, we need YOU to reach out to Congress and tell them tax breaks for working families, not just wealthy corporations!
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April 15, 2016Maverick Bishop says he and his mom have stayed in every homeless shelter there is in San Francisco. When there wasn’t room in the shelters, they slept in hospital lobbies, along with other, even-less-desirable locations. Yesterday, he shared his story with members of Congress to try to protect and expand programs that helped him and his mom, and shed light on the need for more resources for programs to help others escape poverty.
April 15, 2016April 18th is Tax Day! You will be paying your taxes but some wealthy corporations will be skipping out on billions of dollars in taxes. Lets send them and Congress a message on Twitter from 2-3pm ET.
Head Smacker: U.S. Corporate Taxes are Below Average, but Some Continue to Call for Lowering Them Even Further
April 13, 2016We repeatedly hear the claims that the U.S. corporate tax rate is too high. But in fact, it's well below other competitor developed nations.
April 11, 2016Tax Day is coming up! Is your #milfamily prepared?
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April 7, 2016Investing in housing and renters' assistance improves the health outcomes of infants and children and lowers healthcare spending.
April 6, 2016Cross posted from Coalition for Human Needs (CHN). Back in February, we at Coalition for Human Needs told you about a tax-dodging scheme that is all too common in this day and age: Pfizer, a U.S. pharmaceutical company and one of the world’s largest, wanted to avoid $35 billion in U.S. taxes on...