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Robin Hood Rides Again!
Just three days after Representative Keith Ellison introduced the “Inclusive Prosperity Act” that would create a small tax on big Wall Street transactions, we took to the streets to tell Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and the White House that it’s time to support a Robin Hood Tax.  

This is a tax of ½ of a percent or less on big Wall Street transactions, and would not affect the retirement accounts for middle class and working families.  The Robin...
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Thousands Urge President Obama, Secretary Lew to Support 
Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street
! 

For Immediate Release: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Contact: Doug Gordon (202) 494-5141, doug@fitzgibbonmedia.com

Rally Follows on Heels of Reintroduction of Ellison Bill H.R. 1579 in Congress

Washington, D.C. – Nearly 2,000 people, decked out in Robin Hood hats and with giant puppets of Wall Street bankers descended on DC today to demand President Obama and Treasury...
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It's time to ban predatory pay day loans for good!

NPA Policy Director Liz Ryan Murray's Blog on the Hill's Congressional Blog:

Today Senator Dick Durbin is reintroducing a critical bill that will cap interest rates on predatory credit. The “Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Credit Rates Act” is a desperately needed law that will finally crack down on strip mall loan sharks and shady...

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Federal bank regulators: Tell banks to get out of the payday loan business!
Sign our new petition calling on federal regulators to take banks out of the payday loan business.    



15 States across the country have already banned payday loans because they are hurting vulnerable members of our community.  It's time for our federal regulators, whose job it is to protect consumers and the economy, to do what's right and take banks out of the shady payday loan business.    ...
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George Goehl in the Huffington Post: President Obama's Unfinished Business on Housing

During his inauguration speech, President Obama gave an inspiring speech about his vision for a country that works together for the betterment of all. From climate change to human rights, President Obama sketched out a progressive agenda, but he neglected a crucially important element: finally ending the foreclosure crisis which continues to uproot families and blight communities.


We won't achieve a healthy economy by ignoring the millions of homeowners who are still...
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EXPOSED! "Fix the Debt" CEO's lobby for tax cuts at expense of American people

EXPOSED: Wall Street "Fix the Debt" corporations are asking the American public to fix THEIR Debt!  

First they crashed our economy, got massive bail-outs, spent millions to influence the budget debate, and now these corporate fat cats are asking for even more breaks from American families struggling to make ends meet.   

Since the Fix the Debt CEO's first started scuttling around Washington, a team of...

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Build a Better Budget
National Priorities Project (NPP) has released the perfect tool for understanding and influencing the high-stakes Lame Duck Congress: Build a Better Budget. Build a Better Budget lets players select federal spending and revenue choices that reflect their own priorities for our nation. The game is based on real-world budget proposals that are central to the current debate in Washington.

Top five features of Build a...
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In the News: JailsFargo

Is it getting hot in here? Wells Fargo starts to feel the heat as Jails Fargo report generates more national news coverage -- check it out here!

RT America live has the story!

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The Path Forward Starts with Learning from the Past
We asked some of Moyers & Company’s recent guests to weigh in on the re-election of Barack Obama. We’ll be posting their initial thoughts throughout the day today.


It was a grueling election, and we congratulate President Obama on his reelection.
We had high hopes for President Obama’s first term. Our expectations should remain high this time around. But we’ve learned the hard way that elections are step one in the...
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Wells Fargo Yields to Public Pressure, Divests Large Portion of Private Prison Stock


Following nearly two years of public pressure to cut all ties to private prisons, Wells Fargo divested nearly 75 percent of its aggregate holdings in the GEO Group, the nation’s second largest private prison company, according to the latest SEC filing. The following is a statement by Emira Palacios, vice president of National People’s Action Board of Directors:

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