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Vote as if your life depends on it

The nightmare scenario of a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate and its companion nightmare involving possible GOP victories in key state elections can be avoided.

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Voter protection program in place in Missouri

Voter protection advocates in Missouri will assist voters who have questions about their voting rights or face difficulties at the polls on Election Day.

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Northwest Indiana: Fighting the right with people power!

Republicans are expecting a typical midterm election year where the disenfranchised (youth, women, organized labor, Latinos, and African Americans) stay home.

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Still time to influence outcome of 2014 election

You just don't feel like you've done enough to make sure that Tuesday's election doesn't turn into a nightmare scenario for workers' rights. What can you do?

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Obama barnstorms in Wisconsin against the GOP

Without mentioning Wisconsin's GOP Gov. Scott Walker by name, President Obama blasted Walker for opposing an increase in Wisconsin's $7.25 minimum wage.

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Election Protection Coalition running radio campaign in Texas

As voters head to the polls in the last days of early voting, Election Protection announced an important radio advertisement campaign focused on informing Texas voters about their rights.

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The roots of economic justice

Minimum wages should provide enough income for working families to put shelter over their heads, food on their tables and clothes on their backs.

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Ferguson causes a nation to re-examine police violence and brutality

These issues have turned Ferguson into the epicenter of a people's earthquake with the potential to shake our national understanding of race and racist repression.

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Fed’s Yellen hits income inequality

Even the head of the Fed now worries about the chasm of income inequality.  But Janet Yellen, in a speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, took it one step beyond money.

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House race in Virginia shows what’s at stake in election

For many years, the 10th CD seat was held by Republican Congressman Frank Wolf, who easily beat off all challenges from Democrats.  But Wolf is now retiring, leaving this as an open seat.  

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