The Economic Crises: A basic five point program of Recovery and Renewal

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As consumer spending decreases credit dries up, businesses purchase less and lay-off employees thus creating a downward economic spiral. This can only be reversed by focused and bold government action, particularly at the federal level. While the Obama administration has made half-steps towards addressing some of these problems with the Economic Stimulus package 0f 2009 and the Financial Reform Act of 2010, the basic underlying problems still persist, and unless reversed will inevitably lead to future economic shocks, chronic unemployment, and increasing income inequality.

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Letter to Debra Bowen: Allow Former Felons Right to Vote

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Dear Secretary Bowen, We join with the ACLU in urging you to reconsider your office’s recent determination that people released from California’s prison to local community supervision under California’s criminal justice realignment are not eligible to vote. These individuals are neither in prison nor on parole, the only narrow grounds upon which California’s felony disenfranchisement […]

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