CHN on CBO Analysis: 23 Million Reasons Why House Health Care Bill Must Be Defeated

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/05/24/chn-cbo-analysis-23-million-reasons-house-health-care-bill-must-defeated/#.WSg7WevysdU By David Elliot May 24, 2017 Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the CBO’s analysis of the House health care legislation: “Twenty-three million fewer … Continued

CBO Analysis Shows New Health Care Bill Would Hurt Most Vulnerable

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): If it wasn’t obvious before, analysis done by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows that Trumpcare would rob 23 million people of their health care and make radical changes to Medicaid. All while … Continued

8 in 10 People Worldwide Fear ‘Catastrophic’ Climate Change: Poll

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/05/25/8-10-people-worldwide-fear-catastrophic-climate-change-poll Published on Thursday, May 25, 2017 by Common Dreams Majority of respondents say ready to change lifestyles to prevent environmental calamity By Nadia Prupis, staff writer Many people now see climate change as a bigger threat than … Continued

Responding to Grassroots Labor Movement, Lawmakers Unveil $15 Minimum Wage Bill

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/05/25/laughable-inevitable-15-minimum-wage-hits-congress Thursday, May 25, 2017 by Common Dreams “We’ve gone from laughable to inevitable. With this bill introduced today, it’s clear that our Fight for $15 has set a new standard.” By Lauren McCauley, staff writer0 Comments A … Continued

Sign On to Put People Over Profits in Trade Negotiations

From the Citizens Trade Campaign (http://www.citizenstrade.org): The White House just gave Congress official notice of its intention to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) — and, already, corporations are trying dictate how NAFTA is rewritten, further padding their … Continued

Which Types of Federal Housing Assistance Are Associated with Improved Health?

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): May 18, 2017 Living in public or multifamily housing, forms of federal housing assistance, is associated with a decreased chance of poor health or psychological distress, but Housing Choice Vouchers are not linked with … Continued

PA Township Takes On Climate Change

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-05-25/climate-change-air-quality/pa-township-takes-on-climate-change/a57837-1 May 25, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Municipalities can take steps such as installing solar streetlights to reduce carbon emissions. (HeyouRelax/Pixabay) FERGUSON TOWNSHIP, Penn. — It takes a village … Continued

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