The FCC’s Plan to End Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know

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By Candace Clement, Free Press The details of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to destroy Net Neutrality are out. And they’re even worse than expected. Our lawyers and policy experts are reviewing the reports and gathering details about Pai’s plan. This is our first read on the most important...
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10 Things We’re Even More Thankful for This Thanksgiving

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By Lecia Imbery, Coalition on Human Needs Thankfulness isn’t the first sentiment that comes to mind these days. Giant tax cuts for the rich at the expense of the poor. Children’s health insurance in jeopardy. Millions of Americans still suffering in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other...
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Beyond the Dinner Table — U.S. Poultry Plant Workers at Risk

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By Katie Tracy, Center for Progressive Reform On Thanksgiving Day, families across the country will sit down for huge feasts, filling their bellies with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and lots of gravy. My mouth is watering just writing about it. In many households, it’s tradition for...
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A Stench That Sickens and an EPA That Doesn’t Care

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By Jonathan Smith, Eathjustice Your Thanksgiving turkey, like most meat in America, was probably produced at an industrial animal facility in rural America. These facilities hold thousands or tens of thousands of animals in a confined space and can produce as much waste as a mid-sized city....
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Despite EPA Knowledge of Health Hazards, Fracking Chemicals Remain Secret

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By Tasha Stoiber, Environmental Working Group The Environmental Protection Agency knows that dozens of the chemicals used in fracking pose health hazards. The agency not only allows their use, but also lets the oil and gas industry keep the chemicals secret, according to a new report. Between...
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Millions Fewer Would Get Overtime Protections If the Overtime Threshold Were Only $31,000

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By Heidi Shierholz, Economic Policy Institute Federal law requires that people working more than 40 hours a week be paid 1.5 times their rate of pay for the extra hours, but exempts salaried workers who make above a certain salary threshold and are deemed to have “executive, administrative, or...
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Three Inspiring Activists Share Their Net Neutrality Stories

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By Alison Brzenchek, Free Press We’re at a critical moment in the fight for Net Neutrality. The FCC is expected to vote on Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to destroy the open-internet rules at its Dec. 14 meeting. Our people power is the only thing that can stop the agency from...
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The Big Lie Behind the Trump Assault on Our Environment and Health

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By Rhea Suh, Natural Resources Defense Council Of course we can balance environmental progress with economic growth. As delegates from nearly 200 countries gathered in Germany this month to advance global action to fight climate change, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt...
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We Just Sued the Trump Administration for Rolling Back Progress on Equal Pay

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By JoAnna Suriani, National Women’s Law Center This week, the National Women’s Law Center, Democracy Forward, and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its decision to block a critical tool to help stop pay...
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An Open Letter to Ajit Pai

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By Free Press Congratulations, Ajit Pai. Today you’ve turned over our collective resource of the public broadcast airwaves to a company whose business model is built on tearing apart the fabric of communities by pushing racist fearmongering in the guise of news. You granted Sinclair the ability...
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Pruitt’s EPA Abandoning Duty to Protect Kids From Dangerous Pesticides

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By Sonya Lunder, Environmental Working Group Five years is a long time in the life of a child – and for the child’s parents. Five years can be a period of profound change, growth and development. But if Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has his way, millions of American...
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Three Things You Should Know About Poultry Line Speeds (And How Safe Line Speeds Keep Chicken Safe to Eat)

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By UFCW Oxfam estimates that each person eats 89 pounds of chicken a year – which means as a country, we’re eating close to 9 billion birds per year. It’s a major, multi-billion dollar industry that supplies us with chicken nuggets, wings, and the foundation for so many of our...
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