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Delaware Town Hall

ADA's town hall forum on "The Fiscal Cliff, Delaware and YOU" was a great success.  In a packed room, Senator Coons' Communications Director confirmed to the crowd that the Senator would not vote for a deal that lacks sufficient revenue increases.  

Attendees also heard from advocates for small business, women and Labor.  All agreed that the automatic tax increases on the middle class and indiscriminate budget cuts on programs for working families that constitute the “cliff” must be replaced with a comprehensive deficit-reduction deal, with higher taxes on the wealthy as the central component.

Watch highlights from our recent Tax Fairness Press Conference.  

ADA and our Working Families Win project are also hosting educational events across the country to ensure that communities understand how the fiscal cliff affects them and their communities.  To get involved in this critical issue, contact Rebecca Gomer at rebecca@adaction.org.

Michigan Passes "Right-to-Work"

The GOP's latest, Koch-fueled assault upon organized labor represents yet another victory for America's corporate elite.  Not only does “right-to-work” legislation ultimately undermine union power and neuter workers’ ability to effectively organize; it also inevitably results in lower wages and reduced benefits. Such naked contempt for workers has become symptomatic on the Right, and no ballot-box repudiation seems to make much of a difference to the corporately- funded right wing Republicans who wish to reduce the power of middle- and working-class Americans. 

Noteworthy:

  • Should we raise the Medicare Eligibility Age?  Read Bob Lucore's blog about how this could be bad policy and bad politics
  • There will be a memorial service to celebrate and honor the life of longtime ADA board member, Edward Schwartz, on Thursday, December 13th @ 5pm at the National Constitution Center, which is located at 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Ed was a great champion of accountable government that works on behalf of ordinary Americans.

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