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STAND WITH THE POOR BE THEIR VOICE

Vice President Biden is meeting with a small group of legislators – Representatives Chris Van Hollen, Jim Clyburn and Eric Cantor, and Senators Jon Kyle, Max Baucus and Daniel Inouye – to seek agreement on a deficit reduction plan.

Please call and/or email Vice President Biden. Tell him that the negotiating group must find ways to increase revenue.

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Natural Gas and Water

We are hearing more and more about communities, especially rural communities, being visited by companies asking for authorization to “test” for natural gas. At the same time, groups are being formed to alert people to the hazards and the possible consequences of allowing, much less encouraging, testing that may promote the “fracking” process.

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Vancouver's Shame: the “Vancouver riots”

All of us have probably seen enough of the images of the “Vancouver riots.” Amid the finger pointing, blaming and demonizing, there is some healing in the hundreds of volunteers who cleaned up the next day and in the messages on the Wall of Apology/Hope. More encouragingly, I believe, are the questions being raised.

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