September

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Civil rights, labor groups to hold jobs march Oct. 15

Energized by President Obama's bold call for passage of the American Jobs Act, civil rights and labor groups are calling for a national march in Washington to support it.

Gettin’ fired up and ready to go: Obama speaks at the Black Caucus

President Obama must keep wearing that working-class warrior badge of honor.

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Jesse Jackson calls for White House commission on poverty

Calling Appalachia "ground zero" in the fight against poverty, Jesse Jackso called for a new federal commission to fight poverty.

Baltimore town hall demands jobs, funding communities, return of troops

Speakers at a town hall meeting here Sept. 26 demanded that Congress "bring the troops, bring the war dollars home" and use the trillions in revenues to create jobs, fund education, healthcare, and other vital needs.

Will Republicans let "Made in Missouri" happen?

Missouri's Republican-dominated Senate did something unexpected recently during the legislative special session.

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Obama: Fair taxes on the rich will pay for jobs

President Obama today called for using $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue raised from the wealthy to pay for the American Jobs Act he proposed last week.

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Demanding economic reform, hundreds "occupy" Wall Street

More than 1,000 people, mostly young and college educated, came together Sept. 17 to occupy Wall Street.

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Labor launches new drive to back Obama on deficit

The AFL-CIO has launched an on-line letter campaign that will enable millions to directly write their lawmakers in support of the president's deficit reduction and job creation plans.

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Sharp rise in foreclosure notices

Home foreclosures grew sharply in August, a marked 33 percent increase after slowing to a trickle over the last year, making it the sharpest rise in four years.

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Congressional Progressive Caucus presents jobs plan

Following up on speak-outs it organized around the country during the summer  the Congressional Progressive Caucus Sept. 13 unveiled a far-reaching Rebuild the American Dream Framework, focusing on six areas for immediate and long-term job creation.

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