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MEMO: What’s at Stake for Young Voters This Election

Voters under 35 matched Baby Boomers (aged 52 to 70 years old) for the first time this year as a share of the electorate. Millennial voters are a diverse group, from those who are currently in college to young parents beginning to have families of their own to entrepreneurs starting businesses. This year’s Democratic primary engaged and energized millennials, resulting in…

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Trump’s latest endorser also rooted for recession

New York Daily News: “Pharma bro” Martin Shkreli endorses Trump “I’m always cheering for a huge recession, global mayhem” – Martin Shkreli “I sort of hope [a housing crash] happens because then people like me would go in and buy…you can make a lot of money” – Donald Trump DNC National Press Secretary Mark Paustenbach issued the following statement: “It…

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Would Trump’s “First 100 Days” agenda do anything to help you and your family?

Yesterday – the New York Times published a story that tried to get a sense of what Trump’s first 100 days as president would look like, since “many Americans, frankly — are scared and anxious about the idea of him in the Oval Office.” Here’s a brief summary: Trump offers nothing on jobs, nothing on raising wages, and nothing on…

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Progressive Policies Dramatically Improve the Lives of Working Families

A new study released by the Journal of the American Medical Association indicated that progressive policies, “such as universal preschool, paid sick leave and paid parental leave … ease the stresses of poverty that affect health.”  Life expectancies are higher – in some cases a difference of three years — in communities where these policies are enacted and a strong…

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GOP Candidates Give the Black Community a Cold Shoulder

Another day, another missed opportunity for the GOP to connect with black voters. “Last night, the Republican candidates once again ignored the issues most important to the African-American community, just as they’ve done at almost every one of their debates and forums. During the CNN Town Hall, we heard Donald Trump whine that about the GOP establishment that paved the…

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Trump at Home in Ryan’s Republican Party

As much as he tries to elevate himself above the chaos of Donald Trump’s campaign with pleas for political harmony, House Speaker Paul Ryan should know that the rise of Trump in the Republican Party is no accident. In fact, on issue after issue, Ryan and Trump are virtually indistinguishable, and that’s because their policies are the same divisive, dangerous,…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

Overview This week we celebrated the 6th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, which has enabled 20 million Americans to gain health insurance. In fact, over 9 in 10 Americans now have coverage, all while we are enjoying the longest stretch of private-sector job growth on record in American history. Before the ACA’s enactment, insurance companies could decline coverage for people for a…

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The Anniversary of Ted Cruz’s Attempts to Deny Health Care to Millions

In the face of overwhelming evidence that the Affordable Care Act is working, Ted Cruz and the rest of the GOP clown car of presidential candidates have decided to play political games and have vowed to repeal the ground-breaking legislation. In fact, a year ago today on the anniversary of the ACA, Ted Cruz launched his campaign in a promise…

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DNC Response to Donald Trump’s Healthcare “Plan”

DNC Communications Director Luis Miranda issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s healthcare “plan”: “As Democrats have said all along, Donald Trump is not an outsider engaging in a hostile takeover of the GOP; in fact, he embodies the Republican Party. The fact that his healthcare ‘plan’ is clearly cribbed from worn-out and false GOP talking points proves…

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