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December 15, 2005
This study shows that the rise in the U.S. current account deficit is linked to the growth in domestic household expenditure on healthcare.
Due to rising energy costs, Americans are reducing energy use by adjusting thermostats (61%) and limiting driving or travel (58%). Respondents to this recent AARP poll (of U.S. residents age 18 and over) place blame for these high costs on energy companies (89%), oil exporting countries (81%) and increased global demand (81%).
Amid federal and state budget pressures, policymakers in many states are either planning to start new managed care programs for Medicaid beneficiaries with long-term care needs or expanding existing programs. This report reviews the limited but important experience of states that have implemented such programs to date, identifies key policy issues, and assesses the likelihood of future growth in these programs.
A comparison of the House and Senate tax reconciliation bills.
Reports and Analyses: Financial Burden of How Prisoners Counted in Census Falls on Rural - Not Urban - Communities
Tracking how Census counts of prisoners impact federal, state and local funding produces a surprising but important discovery: the people paying the price for this Census glitch are not urban, but rural.
Reports and Analyses: Principles for an Immigration Policy to Strengthen and Expand the American Middle Class
This "primer for policymakers and advocates" aims to respond to the inadequacies in current conversations about immigration.
This paper analyzes the true beneficiaries of U.S. agricultural policies, and they are not the farmers who receive current subsidy payments, says Timothy A. Wise. Wise calls for a closer examination of industrial livestock operations, multinational conglomerates that are getting a major discount on their most important operating cost: feed.
It's time for Washington to stop talking about global warming, and actually do something about it. Urge your Senators to take action to engage the United States in the important climate negotiations in Montreal.
Download a Stop Alito petition and circulate it in your community.
Congress is about to prepare a final conference report for the budget reconciliation bills passed by both houses (S. 1932/H.R. 4241). Ask Congress to ensure that the final budget reconciliation report does no harm to people who rely on Medicaid for health or mental health care.
Urge President Bush to stop efforts to gut the McCain amendment banning torture.
Sign a petition to Senators Leahy and Reid urging them to do whatever it takes, including filibustering, to stop Judge Alito from becoming the decisive vote on the Supreme Court for turning back the clock on women’s rights for generations to come.
Call your Senators and Representative toll-free at 800-426-8073 and urge them to oppose the tax break and budget cut reconciliation bills. Help turn Congress toward compassionate priorities that help low and middle income families.
All over the country, state and local organizations are planning press conferences, congressional district office visits, town halls and other activities to express opposition to the cuts in human needs programs that are being made to pay towards tax breaks for millionaires. Find an event in your community today.
Every day in the United States, workers' rights are violated. Respecting workers' rights as human rights has never been more important to our families and our world as it is today. Watch this movie to learn more about what’s happening to America’s workers.
The National Women's Law Center and the Congressional Black Caucus today announced their opposition to Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito today based on his hostility toward civil rights and women's rights.
Firestone, a multinational rubber manufacturing giant known for its automobile tires, has come under fire from human rights and environmental groups for its alleged use of child labor and slave-like working conditions at a plantation in Liberia.
Help Needy Monterey Families and Children
Children's Services International is a unique and wonderful local non-profit that serves homeless and low-income families and children throughout Monterey County.
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