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Category Archives: Economic Justice

Oklahoma Needs Medicaid Expansion

Sent the following letter to eight newspapers in Oklahoma. Hope you will call the Governor about this.

Oklahoma needs the federally-funded expansion of Medicaid that Governor Mary Fallin is refusing. It would extend Medicaid to some 150,000 Sooners currently not insured. She says Oklahoma cannot afford it, but it is 100% federally funded the first three years, then Oklahoma begins to pick up a maximum of 10% of the cost. [...] Continue reading Oklahoma Needs Medicaid Expansion

Demonstrators tell Rep. Lankford: Protect the 98%

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President Obama asks YOUR help; have YOU acted?

PROTECT AMERICA’S MIDDLE CLASS FROM A TAX INCREASE – NOW!

In this week’s weekly address, President Obama restated his request from his news conference last Wednesday: “I ask Congress to pass quickly legislation protecting all income below $250,000 from any tax increase now or in 2013. … The Senate has passed this legislation, and House Democrats stand ready to do so IF enough Republicans will join in [...] Continue reading President Obama asks YOUR help; have YOU acted?

Opportunity to learn about Oklahoma State Question 759

To me, S.Q.759 (to repeal affirmative action in Oklahoma) is an insult to civil rights progress.

This FORUM can inspire Oklahomans to vote NO to the extremist juggernaut and YES to politics for the betterment of the human condition. Do what you can to help spread the word.

PUBLIC FORUM IN OKC ON STATE QUESTION 759

A public Forum on State Question 759 will alert women and minorities about the [...] Continue reading Opportunity to learn about Oklahoma State Question 759

Oklahoma State Question 759 will be examined at public forum

A public forum on State Question 759 will alert women and minorities about the consequences of passing a measure that will appear on all state ballots in the November elections. Organizers of the event say that, if passed, State Question 759’s impact will be negative for women and minorities.

The forum is scheduled for 6 pm to 7 pm, on Thursday, September 20, with questions and answers to follow, at [...] Continue reading Oklahoma State Question 759 will be examined at public forum

Romney’s Tax Plan for the 1%

MoveOn Political Action produced a clever video to dramatize Mitt Romney’s tax plan.

Here’s what they say about it (and we agree):

Mitt Romney’s tax plan would actually cost up to $2,000 for middle class families while giving an $87,000 tax cut to rich people like him (detailed articles below)

Too many people think Republicans will cut taxes for them, when all Romney’s tax plan would do is give more [...] Continue reading Romney’s Tax Plan for the 1%

Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba

Our annual visit from Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba will take place on Thursday, July 12, with a dinner (optional) and talk by caravanista Lisa Valanti.

Come celebrate the island nation with universal free health care, education, safe water, sanitation, electrification, and a national program for organic farming. Lisa Valenti has travelled to Cuba 25 times with Pastors for Peace Summer Caravans. Pastors for Peace’s mission is [...] Continue reading Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba

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