Oppose Wall Street’s CHOICE Act

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By Jim Lardner, Americans for Financial Reform “This terrible bill ignores the lessons of the financial crisis and includes a huge list of giveaways to Wall Street,” said Lisa Donner, executive director of Americans for Financial Reform. “Though it may work for Wall Street and assorted...
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Worker Memorial Day: 13 Workplace Fatalities Occur Every Day in the United States

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By Kathleen Rest, Union of Concerned Scientists Amidst the groundswell of information, energy, and genuine excitement around last week’s March for Science and the upcoming People’s Climate March, there’s another global and national event that should not get lost in the mix. This one relates to...
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Workers’ Memorial Week 2017: Trump’s Corporate Administration Fails Working Families

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By Emily Gardner, Public Citizen Workers need an advocate in the White House. The Obama administration worked tirelessly to issue life-saving worker protections, such as the new silica and beryllium standards, and used targeted enforcement measures to hold employers accountable for keeping...
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Killing Net Neutrality Is a Critical Goal in Trump’s Campaign Against Free Speech

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By Joseph Torres, Free Press President Trump’s playbook to curb free speech and silence dissenting voices goes far beyond his Twitter rants and his verbal attacks on the press. The president’s appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, unveiled his plan to kill Net...
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Workers’ Memorial Day: If Your Loved One Died at Work, What Would You Want Their Legacy to Be?

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By Marni von Wilpert, Economic Policy Institute In 2015, 4,836 workers died on the job. That’s nearly five thousand husbands, wives, fathers, and mothers who walked out their door in the morning and never came back home. April 28 is Workers’ Memorial Day—an international day of remembrance for...
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100 Days: Our Response to Trump’s Attacks on the Environment

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By Trip Van Noppen, Earthjustice This Saturday marks 100 days since Donald Trump moved into the White House, and 45 currently ranks as the least popular American president in modern times. Trump’s record-breaking unpopularity is due in part to the fact that he’s spent much of his first three...
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