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On February 17th, 200 Denver activists turned out on the busy corner of 17th and Lincoln in front of the Wells Fargo building to call on Congress to listen to people, not profits. Colorado Progressive Action, joined by a coalition of community-based organizations, pointed to powerful corporations like Wells Fargo as the prime roadblocks to realizing the promise of change in America.
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On March 15th, 2010, Washington Community Action Network and close to 100 protesters chanted outside of Chase’s headquarters in downtown Seattle, demanding that the company and other big Wall Street banks pay their fair share to help maintain crucial state services. Continue reading “Washington CAN! Demands That Chase Pay Its Fair Share!”
Northwest Federation of Community Organizations Campaigns for Racial Justice in Health
Although the face of the health care debate was mostly a white one, community organizations and progressive groups across the country, including the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations and the Health Rights Organizing Project, prioritized health equity in their demands for comprehensive health care reform. They went into the fight bolstered by a big win for health justice – the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program with the removal of the five-year bar that prevented immigrant children from accessing the program. Their commitment to addressing racial disparities in health was front and center when they joined Health Care for America Now (HCAN), the largest national grassroots campaign fighting for national health care reform. Continue reading “Is Health Care Reform Just For White People?”