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We’re on a mission to end 7 debilitating diseases! Show your support on #GivingTuesday. 50 cents protects a life.  http://thndr.it/186yp7H

We’re on a mission to end 7 debilitating diseases! Show your support on #GivingTuesday. 50 cents protects a life. http://thndr.it/186yp7H

I just asked Ecuador to grant asylum @MashiRafael to the founder of WikiLeaks. Take Action with @Roots_Action
Pelosi says she’d cut SocSec and Medicare while keeping tax cuts for incomes up to $1m. Take Action with @Roots_Action
New bill lets states provide universal single-payer health coverage. The healthcare solution may not be in DC - Act now
Will the U.S. Senate probe Rupert Murdoch’s U.S. company or leave it to the UK? Take action with @Roots_Action
Act NOW - don’t let student loan rates double on July 1st!

We need to make college more affordable, not less. But some in Congress seem to have it backwards. First, under the Ryan Budget, Republicans have proposed eliminating Pell Grants for two million students.

And now, unless Congress acts soon, an important loan program that serves almost 8 million college students will double its interest rates! A vote in the Senate may be just a couple weeks away, so please contact your Senators now.

We all know that making college affordable for all Americans isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s right for the economy. Right for an America that wants to compete in the world. The U.S. once ranked first in college graduation rates; now we rank 12th.

That’s just not right.

Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) have just introduced the Student Loan Affordability Act, a bill that will prevent the interest rates on nearly 8 million Stafford loans from doubling — an increase that would cost the average student $5,000.

Will you tell Congress to not let student loan rates double before it’s too late?

Americans now owe more in tuition debt than credit card debt, with total outstanding student loan debt in America expected to exceed $1 trillion this year.2 Millions of hardworking, taxpaying, educated Americans are being crushed under the weight of their educational debts and it’s doing further damage to our economy — students with outstanding debt can’t buy homes and can’t contribute to the economy as full consumers.

We need a real economic stimulus and jobs plan. Investing in our students is the way to do it.

Tell Congress to not let student loan rates double before it’s too late!

http://act.truemajorityaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=365&track=taf

One state may defeat Citizens United for all 50. Find out which it is, and urge yours to speak up @Roots_Action
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Hey you guys! Slate’s Farhad Manjoo says MoJo should have won a Pulitzer for our charts. If they gave Pulitzers for that kind of thing. #humblebrag

motherjones:

Hey you guys! Slate’s Farhad Manjoo says MoJo should have won a Pulitzer for our charts. If they gave Pulitzers for that kind of thing. #humblebrag