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Progressive groups target AT&T in drive to stop ALEC

Major national progressive organizations and their trade union allies are flooding AT&T headquarters with calls demanding the company stop funding the American Legislative Exchange Council.

People’s World hosts awards banquet in New York

Local People's World readers and contributors held their annual Better World Awards banquet May 29, focusing on the fight for quality public education.

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Rahm Emanuel elected Chicago mayor, voters say ho-hum

CHICAGO -- The only surprises in the Feb. 22 mayor's race were how quickly Rahm Emanuel's victory came in and the low voter turnout in the first mayor's race in decades that didn't have a Daley on the ballot.

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U.S. Chamber planned dirty tricks, smears against unions

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reportedly paid a law firm to initiate a campaign of political sabotage against unions and other progressive groups that have opposed its policies.

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Different primaries, same message: It's Main St. vs. Wall St.

June 8 primaries happened in many different states with many different candidates. But all had the same message. The battle lines are drawn. It's Main Street versus Wall Street. And it's about jobs.

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Progressives must win “hearts and minds” of working people

WASHINGTON - In the first 18 months of the Obama presidency, national health care reform was passed, SCHIP was expanded, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was passed, and the Recovery and Reinvestment Act created or saved millions of jobs. Additionally, millions of working families received tax relief and got tax credits towards the purchase of a new home or car, and the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights was passed. Furthermore, we are on the verge of passing the most sweeping financial reform legislation since the New Deal.

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America's Future: We are the change, we have the power

WASHINGTON - "We are the change, we have the power," Campaign for America's Future co-director Robert Borosage told progressive leaders and activists from around the country today.