July 15, Monday
Dee Thornton for Congress Announcement
The Willows 5:30 to 7:30
6729 Westfield Blvd
July 28, Sunday
Ollie H. Dixon Back to School Parade & Picnic -
Parade Line up at Shadeland School at Noon.
Parade at 12:30
Picnic is at Jackson Park
(Corner of W. 22nd. & Raible) following the parade.
Rooster Club and Women’s Democrat Club will be on Summer Break
in June July and August. See you in September
2018 Democrat News from across the nation
Democrats' National Service Plans Put a Price on Debt Forgiveness
KAYLA LAROSA, TRUTHOUT
With more and more presidential candidates coming out in support of student debt forgiveness, some Democrats in the 2020 race are rolling out plans to encourage military and civilian national service in exchange for partial college tuition coverage and debt forgiveness. Rather than make higher education free, these centrist Democrats want you to pay for access in other ways -- maybe even with your life.
Progressive Candidates Are Rising. Establishment Media Are Terrified.
WILLIAM RIVERS PITT, TRUTHOUT
Thanks in part to the grotesque presidency of Donald Trump, whose worst offense against the establishment has been to brazenly give away the game, progressive candidates have a historic opportunity to seize control of the narrative. That narrative has traditionally run through establishment media gatekeepers, and they are going to have their protect-the-rich-boy's-club say. But the gatekeepers might not win this time.
The Financial Industry Preys on 401(k) Fees. It Doesn't Have to Be This Way.
DEAN BAKER, TRUTHOUT
The future for retirees looks increasingly grim, as 401(k) plans have not filled the gap created by the decline of traditional pensions, and financial industry fees eat up much of what gets contributed to these accounts. However, workers in some states are benefiting from progressive retirement policies and hope that the rest of the country will follow the same path
Climate Crisis Disasters Now Occur Weekly, U.N. Warns
JESSICA CORBETT, COMMON DREAMS
A staggering new warning from a top United Nations official that climate crisis-related disasters are now occurring at the rate of one per week, with developing nations disproportionately at risk, provoked calls for immediate global action to combat the human-caused climate emergency.
Some States Are Expanding Taxes on the Wealthy
ELIZABETH MCNICHOL, CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES
In response to the extreme wealth concentration, states from Hawaii to Connecticut are increasing taxes this year on the assets of the very wealthy while closing loopholes and ending other special tax benefits that shield many of these assets from state and local taxes. Many other states will continue trying to close wealth-tax-related loopholes next year.
New Ruling Jeopardizes Reproductive Care Access for Nearly 4 Million People
JESSICA MASON PIEKLO, REWIRE.NEWS
On Thursday, a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling enabled the Trump administration's domestic "gag rule" -- which bans Title X federal family planning dollars from going to health care providers who perform abortions or refer patients for abortion services -- to take effect everywhere but the state of Maryland. The impact of the gag rule could be catastrophic, given that approximately two-thirds of the patients who rely on Title X clinics live in poverty.
Despite Federal Protections, Rape Victims Still Get Billed for Forensic Exams
MICHELLE ANDREWS, KAISER HEALTH NEWS
For 25 years, the federal Violence Against Women Act has required any state that wants to be eligible for certain federal grants to certify that the state covers the cost of medical forensic exams for people who have been sexually assaulted. Yet for some victims, the bills keep coming, despite this long-standing federal prohibition and laws in many states that provide additional financial protections.
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