Unions, led by the fire fighters and the AFL-CIO, are gathering aid for their members and other victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas.
The people of Moore cannot be expected to merely pick up where they left off; rebuilding and recovering will cost money that few of them are likely to have in this largely working-class community.
Please dial in to join us for an important teleconference Tuesday evening, May 21, called "Dream activists put it all on the line for immigration justice"
"Governor Perry - listen up, Medicaid matters, no more cuts!" echoed through the streets here at a recent demonstration.
President Obama is expected to make a case against the budget-slashing sequester scheduled for March 1.
House Republicans have not changed their ransom demands. They've simply chosen a different hostage. For now.
"We have an opportunity to expand Medicaid here in Missouri. We have an opportunity to give security to over 250,000 people who currently do not have health care."
With less than two weeks until the Bush tax cuts die and harsh automatic cuts to the human safety net kick in, the GOP insists Democrats agree to cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
The Republican plan to raise the eligibility age of Medicare would raise health care costs for seniors, hurt the economy, and put pressure on older Americans.