AMR Did Come To the Rescue

A new study released this week shows the tremendous impact of the American Rescue Plan, which was passed earlier this year with not a single Republican vote in favor. That $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package was projected to reduce the annual poverty rate to 8.7% for 2021—it had been 13.9% in 2018—and to cut child […]

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COVID Relief Successful

Early reviews suggest that the policy of trying to help people in crisis has been a success. A study from the University of Michigan reveals that the December 2020 Covid-19 relief bill and the March 2021 American Rescue Plan dramatically improved American lives. Food insufficiency fell by more than 40%, financial instability fell by 45%, […]

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American Rescue Plan Town Hall hosted by ADP Chair Raquel Teran

Coconino County Chair Ann Heitland and the newly-elected Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party Chair Raquel Terán would like to invite you to a virtual Town Hall to answer your questions on how we are fighting for Arizonans. Democratic leaders like Rep. Greg Stanton, Rep. Ruben Gallego, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, and Rep. Tom O’Halleran will […]

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DNC Native Caucus Call

Please join the DNC Native Caucus zoom call today, March 23 at 3 p.m. MST (4 pm DT) to discuss the American Rescue Plan and the support going to Indian Country. Date: Tuesday, March 23 Time: 3 pm MST, 4 pm DT RSVP: https://democrats.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvcOGsqDotG9HEqJserCcxjsAWeUftS6FQ Questions: Please email questions to Theresa Sheldon, Native American Political Director […]

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What’s in the American Rescue Plan?

The COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic crisis have undermined the health andeconomic wellbeing of American workers. Millions of Americans, many of whom are people of color,immigrants, and low-wage workers, continue to put their lives on the line every day to keep thecountry functioning through the pandemic. And more than 9.5 million workers have lost […]

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The American Rescue Plan and Native Communities

The American Rescue Plan and Native Communities Native Americans face persistent and systemic inequities, and COVID-19 has exacted an especially high toll in Indian Country. People living on reservations are four times more likely to have COVID-19 and American Indians and Alaska Natives are nearly twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than white Americans. […]

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Federal Action Alert 3/7/21

FOR PRESIDENT BIDEN: email to https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ or leave a message on the comment line at (202) 456-1111. Re: Failure to sanction killers of Jamal Khashoggi.  Proposed script/email:  “I am profoundly dissappointed that Pres. Biden has disregarded his campaign promise to hold Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince accountable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.  Letting him […]

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Mitch McConnell Was Wrong

Last week Senate Minority Leader McConnell claimed the only reason 7 in 10 Americans supported the American Rescue Plan was because they didn’t know what was in it. New polling shows that as Americans have learned more about the bill, their support for it holds. 71 percent of Americans support Biden’s rescue package, including two […]

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Americans Haven’t Heard Much About Biden Rescue Plan But They Like What They Have Heard

Seventy-three percent of Americans support aspects of the American Rescue Plan — compared to just 19 percent who oppose it — including 71 percent of Independents and 53 percent of Republicans. This level of support is nearly identical to the 72 percent supportive of the Rescue Plan just two weeks ago. And even among those […]

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Why the Minimum Wage Hike Belongs in the COVID Relief Bill

Let’s start with an important statement laid out by Paul Krugman over a month ago: “There is indeed a radical party in America, one that, aside from hating democracy, has crazy ideas about how the world works and is at odds with the views of most voters. And it’s not the Democrats.” In fact, it’s […]

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