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Republican Lawmakers Fight for Last-Minute Gift to Big Banks

If Republican lawmakers have their way, one of the final acts of the 113th Congress will be to make it easier for big banks to gamble with taxpayers’ money.

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We Live To Fight Another Day: Winners and Losers of the Week

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In our regular weekly feature, we take a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the persons or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Monday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Monday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working family’s news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Give Responsible Student Loan Borrowers a Chance

Student loan borrowers are trying to do the responsible thing by paying off their loans but are being punished with high interest rates.

When you take out a mortgage or car loan, you can refinance the loan to get a better interest rate. With student loans, however, you’re stuck with the interest rate set by Congress, even though that rate is high enough to produce massive profit beyond the costs of operating the student loan program. And that's just not fair. 

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Friday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Friday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Tonight! Watch Elizabeth Warren and Thomas Piketty Discuss Economic Inequality

Tonight at 8:30 p.m. EDT, MoveOn will be broadcasting a conversation between Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and professor Thomas Piketty, author of the bestselling book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Both are leading voices on economic inequality, which will be the topic of the night's conversation. The broadcast also is being supported by HuffPost Live and the Patriotic Millionaires, a group of financially successful individuals advocating raising their own taxes to benefit all Americans.

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Join Elizabeth Warren at the New Populism Conference Online Thursday

Join Elizabeth Warren at the New Populism Conference Online Thursday

If you always wanted to join Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) or a host of other progressive leaders but couldn't make it to Washington, D.C., or the campaign trail, tomorrow is your chance. The Campaign for America's Future is hosting the New Populism Conference, and the entire event will be live-streamed on OurFuture.org and Free Speech TV.

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Why Sen. Warren’s Refinance Bill Is a Big Deal

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill today to allow borrowers to refinance their outstanding student loan debt. The Warren bill is an excellent step toward easing the crushing $1.2 trillion student loan debt borne by graduates and reducing barriers to higher education for working families.

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Sen. Warren Gives Working People a Fighting Chance

Update: If you missed the event watch a replay here. 

This Friday at 5 p.m., Sen. Elizabeth Warren is coming to the AFL-CIO to join AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka for a discussion of her book, A Fighting Chance. I’ve been fortunate to have been present for some compelling book events at the AFL-CIO’s headquarters here in Washington, D.C.—Philip Levine, the poet laureate of the United States, reading from his poems about work, and Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, talking about inequality and the damage it does to nations, to name just two. 

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12 Elizabeth Warren Quotes to Prepare You for Her Appearance at the AFL-CIO on May 2

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will be appearing at the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C., with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on May 2 to promote her new book, A Fighting Chance, which chronicles her inspiring life story. From her working-class roots in Oklahoma to her successful 2012 campaign to replace incumbent Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R), Warren tells the passionate story of what drives her to fight for working people. Here are 12 key quotes from her that show why she is a champion of the 99%.

Please RSVP as space is limited. 

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