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December 13, 2005
Reports and Analyses: On the Fringe: The Substandard Benefits of Workers in Part-Time, Temporary and Contract Jobs
This report found that "nonstandard" workers -- those employed on a part-time, temporary, or contractual basis -- are far more likely than regular, full-time employees to lack health care coverage, experience gaps in their coverage, or depend on their spouse's employer coverage or public insurance programs.
Reports and Analyses: Spending Smarter: A Funding Guide for Policymakers and Advocates to Promote Social and Emotional Health and School Readiness
This report was designed to help state and community policymakers, agency officials, families, and other advocates more effectively address the social and emotional challenges that prevent early school success.
Marina Ottaway argues that the creation of a Sunni region could help avoid greater violence and possible ethnic cleansing in the future. In this policy brief, Ottaway makes the case that the United States should use a timetable for military withdrawal as leverage to convince Sunnis to accept federalism and Shias and Kurds to accept the need for a viable Sunni region.
The President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform's Final Report recommended sweeping changes in the tax system. Yet any benefit of these changes would be more than outweighed by the very high cost of the Panel's proposals, which would substantially increase long-term deficits.
The Homeward Bound Act (HJ Res 55) calls on President Bush to create a plan for beginning the phase-out of U.S. troops in Iraq. It is currently stalled in committee. Ask your Representative to sign the discharge petition to get HJ Res 55 onto the House floor for debate.
Tell MSNBC that you are outraged by Chris Matthews's recent statements attacking the majority of the American public who share an unfavorable view of the President.
Iraq's elected leaders agree -- U.S. troops need to leave Iraq. Tell Congress it's time to bring them home.
Call your Senators and urge them to cosponsor the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2005 (S. 19750) championed by Senator Barack Obama (D-IL).
Choose from a number of easy actions to stop budget cuts that hurt the poor to pay for tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
Gorton's of Gloucester is a wholly owned subsidiary of a Japanese whaling company. Each year, Gorton's parent company kills hundreds of whales in the name of "scientific research," thanks to a loophole in the international ban on commercial whaling. Tell Gorton’s to reel in its Japanese parent company and help put an end to whale slaughter.
Join in National Iraq Education Day on January 7 and participate in town hall forums on ending the war.
Senators have left Washington and have gone back to their states. Call your Senators’ state offices to urge them to oppose Alito’s nomination. If you live near one of your Senators’ state offices, pay them a visit to tell them why you oppose Alito.
Tens of thousands of earthquake survivors now facing snow and freezing temperatures in the Himalayan mountains of Kashmir could lose their lives due to lack of food and shelter if international donors fail to fulfill their pledges, humanitarian aid activists are warning.
In Illinois, Walgreen Pharmacy suspended four pharmacists without pay for their refusal to fill emergency contraception prescriptions, in violation of Illinois law.
As international observers castigate Russian lawmakers for a new regulation that would tighten controls on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and force many foreign-backed groups to leave, the legislation's restriction of public gatherings may prove to be its most oppressive feature, some observers are saying.
The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) has charged the Bush Administration with secretly undermining the effort to fight HIV/AIDS by subjecting US AIDS funding to the Global Gag Rule.
The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice "has failed to pursue race and gender based discrimination cases aggressively," according to the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers Committee). The group also said that the Voting Section of the Division has not filed any cases under the Voting Rights Act other than language minority cases since 2001.
Sarah Anderson says that in the contentious negotiations leading up to the December 13-18 World Trade Organization (WTO) summit, there has been a battle brewing between developing countries and the U.S. government over immigration. Led by India, several countries are demanding expansion of U.S. visa programs for temporary professional workers.
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