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The Anti-Poverty Agenda

As we enter the holiday season, most of us can be thankful we have great family, friends and economic security (check out Charles Blow's moving opinion piece).  But our work as progressives must continue to be focused on the growing and dangerous income inequality in our nation.  

Our own Susan Davidoff shared this great piece from The Nation on the need for a shared Anti-Poverty agenda.  It leads with two of our ballot initiatives - minimum wage and earned sick time.

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Alice Versus Alec

You've heard of ALEC - The American Legislative Exchange Council?

It's mission is to "advance the fundamental principles of free-market enterprise, limited government, and federalism at the state level through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America’s state legislators, members of the private sector and the general public."

Now, introducing ALICE whose mission is to "create a public library of model progressive laws for state and local government, including support aids to their effective communication."

Check out the policies they are promoting.  Add and comment below and tell us which policies you favor for Massachusetts.


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