Witness Wednesdays: Voices of the Unemployed

Stories from across the nation show why emergency unemployment insurance must be extended.

Saving Lives, Protecting the Environment

Ten key public protections will save 10,000 lives and prevent 300,000 cases of disease and illness every year.

Senators Introduce Hide No Harm Act

New bill would ensure corporate managers are held personally accountable for covering up product and workplace hazards.

A Get-Out-of-Taxes-Free Card for Corporations

American corporations are merging with foreign companies to avoid their patriotic duty to pay taxes.

Are More Oil-by-Rail Shipments on the Way?

If the oil and gas industry has its way, an extremely hazardous type of oil could be riding the rails through your town.

TAFTA Resources

Find fact sheets and other resources on the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) and its threats to our health, safety, and democracy.

New Posts

Jul 30, 2014

Americans Enjoy Major Benefits from Public Health, Safety, Environmental Protections, New Study Finds

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014—A new study released today by the Center for Effective Government adds to an expanding ...

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Jul 30, 2014

The Unemployed: We Need Action, Not Excuses

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014—At the close of seven weeks of "Witness Wednesdays" events on Capitol Hill, advocates and lawmakers issued an urgent call to renew emergency unemployment compensation ahead of the August ...

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Jul 29, 2014

The Truth in Settlements Act: A Good First Step toward Ending the Tax Deduction for Corporate Fines and Settlements

When corporations commit fraud or have an accident that threatens human health or damages ...

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Jul 28, 2014

People Use Government to Stay Connected: The Post Office

A year before the Declaration of Independence was signed; the Continental Congress passed a bill establishing the national post office. Ever since, the post office has played a vital role in ...

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Resources & Research

The Benefits of Public Protections: Ten Rules That Save Lives and Protect the Environment

This report examines the public health, worker safety, and environmental benefits projected from ten ...

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Protesters Urge Agency to Stop Fracked Gas Exports

On July 13, over 1,000 protestors marched from the U.S. Capitol to the doors of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). They urged the agency to reject a proposal to ...

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The Bridge to Prosperity: Reverse Reckless Cuts, Restore Our Infrastructure, and Revive Jobs

The United States is facing a growing infrastructure crisis and a lingering jobs crisis. Most ...

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The Disappearing Corporate Tax Base: How to Reclaim Lost Tax Revenue to Rebuild State Budgets

American states and cities and the people who live in them are hurting. States and cities ...

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