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Feb 26, 2013, 10:16 ET

Media Advisory: Pull The Pork From The Pentagon!

AS SEQUESTRATION LOOMS, PROTESTORS TO PICKET LOCKHEED MARTIN TO CALL FOR AN END TO WASTEFUL SPENDING As part of a National Day of Action...

Jul 28, 2011, 14:42 ET

USAction Launches Online Campaign to End Hiring Discrimination Against Jobless Workers; First Targets are CareerBuilder.com and Monster.com

USAction today launched an online petition campaign aimed at companies that refuse to consider hiring unemployed workers, a perverse form of...

Jun 23, 2011, 18:14 ET

USAction: National Call for New Revenue

More than 150 groups push back on Republican refusal to include revenues in budget deal, call on Congress to make sure millionaires pay their fair...

Jun 03, 2011, 13:35 ET

Events in 18 States to Mark Tenth Anniversary of $1.35 Trillion Bush Tax Cut

JUNE 7, 2001-JUNE 7, 2011: A DECADE OF RECKONING  USAction affiliates and partners in 18 states will hold protests, press conferences and...

May 25, 2011, 11:04 ET

NY Election Outcome Makes it Four in a Row

'THEIR SEASON OF DISCONTENT' NEW YORK'S 26TH CD LOSS THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE GOP DEFEAT AS VOTERS REBEL AGAINST GOP ATTACKS ON MEDICARE, OTHER...

Apr 01, 2011, 14:08 ET

USAction Rallies in D.C. and Across the Country in Support of Working Americans

As Republicans mount attack after attack on working Americans and the right of public employees to have a voice in their workplaces, USAction and...

Feb 25, 2011, 16:45 ET

Advisory: USAction to Participate in 'American Dream' Rallies All Across the Nation

USAction and its affiliates and partners are cosponsoring  "Stand Up for the American Dream" rallies across the nation, in support of workers'...

Dec 17, 2010, 00:25 ET

The Great Debate of 2011-2012: Tax Cuts for Millionaires or Jobs for America?

Congress' vote today sets the stage for a two-year debate over the most important priorities America faces: tax cuts for millionaires or action...

Nov 30, 2010, 17:34 ET

Mr. (and Ms.) Unemployed Worker Go To Washington

Press Conference to Feature Jobless Workers, Speaker Pelosi, Secretary of Labor Solis, Senator Harkin Approximately 100 unemployed Americans will...

Nov 16, 2010, 12:38 ET

Congress Must Act. National Call-In Day, Social Blog-a-Thon, Local Events to Stress Need for Unemployment Insurance, Ending Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

USAction today is demanding that Congress renew unemployment insurance, make permanent tax cuts for middle-income Americans, and end additional tax...

Oct 30, 2010, 22:15 ET

USAction Straw Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Rally-Goers Likely to Vote Democratic Tues., But Not as Excited as 2 Years Ago

**Stewart-Colbert Rally Straw Poll Results** Pollster Celinda Lake: Extraordinarily Important That Campaigns Focus On Mobilization Nationwide,...

Sep 15, 2010, 12:45 ET

The 2010 Tax Fight: USAction, Affiliates and Allies Launch National Day of Action to Press for an End to Tax Cuts for the Wealthiest 2 Percent

USAction, its state affiliates and partners on Thursday will launch a national day of action aimed at supporting the Obama tax cut for...

May 21, 2010, 14:12 ET

'Show Some Guts. Avoid the Cuts.'

Across the Country, Thousands Will Rally for Responsible Steps to Address Budget Emergencies; New Coalition to Launch Next Week USAction,...

Apr 15, 2010, 11:33 ET

Jobs for America Now Calls for Responsible Tax Policies to Create Jobs and Rebuild America

"WE PAID OUR FAIR SHARE. WALL STREET SHOULD PAY THEIRS" As today marks the deadline for Americans to file their income tax returns, the nation's...

Mar 21, 2010, 22:32 ET

'A Small Step For Today. A Giant Step For Tomorrow'

Health care reform is on its way and here to stay – but the work toward building a health care system that serves the people instead of the...

Mar 15, 2010, 15:14 ET

USAction Among Ten Winners in Ideas for America Competition; Will Be Featured in National Change.org Campaign

Change.org today announced the ten winners of its "2010 Ideas for Change in America" competition and USAction's proposal – to create 1.5...

Mar 08, 2010, 15:53 ET

'Listen to Us -- Not the Insurance Companies': Thousands Head to D.C. to Protest Big Insurance

Health Care Reform Supporters to Gather Outside Ritz-Carlton USAction members will come together Tuesday and demand that  big insurance...

Jan 15, 2010, 18:09 ET

$1 Million Goal Reached for Haiti in Less Than 24 Hours, Progressive Groups Unite to Raise $1,023,374 for Haitian Relief Effort

The appeal went out shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday: visit the web site www.ProgressivesforHaiti.org and donate to Doctors Without Borders, a group...

Dec 24, 2009, 10:27 ET

A Promise to Keep. Senate Vote is the First Step Toward the Promise of Quality, Affordable Health Care for All

Today's passage of health care reform in the U.S. Senate is one historic step toward fulfilling what will one day be a promise we will make to...

Dec 02, 2009, 14:41 ET

USAction Supports Afghan Exit But Opposes Troop Escalation: Too Great a Risk, Too High a Cost

USAction today praised President Obama's goal of a concrete end to the war in Afghanistan, coupled with political and military benchmarks for...