Tell Your Rep to Vote No to Attack on National Forests

From Appalachian Voices ( Our eastern national forests—including many of the wildest, most beautiful and sensitive places in our central and southern Appalachian Mountains—are facing a grave threat. These beloved forests provide clean drinking water, support local economies with recreation … Continued

A Light at the End of the Tunnel for Juvenile Lifers in Pennsylvania

Posted at By Glenn E. Martin, JustLeadershipUSA On Labor Day 2017, Giovanni Jerry Reid of Philadelphia was released from Graterford Prison in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He had served 26 years of a life sentence without possibility of parole, imposed … Continued

Tell Congress: No Cuts to Refugee Resettlement, No Muslim/Travel Ban

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture ( As attention in Washington, DC this week rightly turns to indictments in the Russia investigation, let’s not forget the over 22 million people still trapped in the worst global refugee crisis in … Continued

Let the Government Negotiate Drug Prices—and Use Savings to Bolster ACA

From the Economic Policy Institute ( In EPI’s Working Economics blog, EPI’s Bivens lauds Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Democratic colleagues in the Senate and the House for pushing meaningful health care reform by introducing the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation … Continued

Cutting Corporate Taxes Will Not Boost American Wages

From the Economic Policy Institute ( In a new paper, EPI’s Josh Bivens provides evidence that corporate tax cuts will not boost American wages and productivity, as claimed by the Trump administration’s Council of Economic Advisers. Bivens finds that wages actually … Continued