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Health Equity Summit highlights progress, problems

The Affordable Care Act has opened the way for great progress toward overcoming racial, ethnic, gender and geographic health disparities. But much hard work lies ahead to make sure its promise is realized at the federal, state and community level.

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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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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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Trumka: New GOP bill would gut workers’ rights

Republicans are backing a new bill they introduced after the NLRB filed a complaint against Boeing, which the board says retaliated against workers for exercising their rights.

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Joint session of Congress to hear the president on jobs

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner agreed Wednesday night to a joint session of Congress, ending yet another GOP attempt to embarrass the president.

Smiley and West's Poverty Tour: A call for unconditional brotherhood

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West brought the last stop of their "Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience" to Memphis, Tennessee. The location was chosen in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s support for sanitation workers and as the site of the National Civil Rights Museum.

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New federal immigration policy a step forward, supporters say

Last week the Obama administration announced it would suspend deportation proceeding against thousands of undocumented immigrants that pose no serious threat to national security or public safety.

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In Connecticut the fight for jobs is on

"Connecticut workers want Congress to act on the jobs crisis with the same urgency that was brought to the manufactured political crisis over the debt ceiling."

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Congreswoman introduces emergency jobs bill

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., plans to introduce the Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act, which will put over 2 million people to work.

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Demand for job creation swells across the nation

At rallies, meetings, marches, demonstrations and press conferences from one end of the nation to the other demands for massive job creation are challenging the tea party inspired focus on the federal deficit.

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