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26 Feb, 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...


28 Jul, 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...


23 Jun, 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...


03 Jun, 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...


25 May, 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...


01 Apr, 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...


25 Feb, 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'...


17 Dec, 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...


30 Nov, 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...


16 Nov, 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...


30 Oct, 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,...


15 Sep, 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...


21 May, 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,...


15 Apr, 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...


21 Mar, 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...


15 Mar, 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...


08 Mar, 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...


15 Jan, 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...


24 Dec, 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...


19 Nov, 2009, 13:32 ET 60 Votes: Democratic Caucus Must Move Forward With Promise of Quality, Affordable Health Care for All With a Public Insurance Option

Now that a bill has been introduced in the Senate, USAction today called upon every member of the Democratic Caucus to vote to allow debate to...


26 Oct, 2009, 16:38 ET USAction Praises Majority Leader Reid For Leadership in Advancing Public Option

USAction today praised Senate Majority Leader Reid for moving health care reform forward and for including a public option in what has now...


09 Sep, 2009, 21:53 ET USAction to Congress: 'Let's Get It Done!'

Without a public option that will hold the insurance companies accountable, no meaningful health care reform Responding to President Obama's...


14 Aug, 2009, 15:57 ET Company Reverses Course: The Billboard Roy Blunt Doesn't Want You To See Will Go Up After All

In the end, freedom of expression prevailed. On Thursday, an attempt by USAction and its Missouri affiliate, Missouri Progressive Vote...


13 Aug, 2009, 15:17 ET Blunted by Roy Blunt: The Billboard the Congressman Doesn't Want You to See

As the debate over health care reform heats up, an effort to place a billboard in U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt's home district has been, well,...


18 Mar, 2009, 11:12 ET TV Ad Urges 'Blue Dog' Democrats to Resist Special Interests and Support the Obama Budget

Spot airing in five congressional districts is the first to target Democrats in the Fiscal Year 2010 budget fight USAction today...