Saturday, February 6, 2016

Truth Team Digest: The unemployment rate, Obamacare numbers, and more

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Diane, you're one of the best messengers we've got in this movement. Here's some recommended reading that's easy to share:



Facebook Announces Ban On Private Gun Sales
NPR // Camila Domonoske and Laura Wagner


The new rules, first reported Friday, are stricter than Facebook's previous stance on gun sales, which allowed users to arrange such sales under some restrictions as long as they did not use Facebook ads.

Wages Rise as U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls Below 5%
The New York Times // Nelson D. Schwartz


For all the concerns about growth in 2016, the Main Street economy appears to be on a fairly solid footing.

Editorial: The Pentagon's New Parental Leave
The New York Times // The Editorial Board


The family policy changes are probably going to be a big help for new parents -- but new fathers still get seriously shortchanged on paid leave compared with new mothers.

Obama's economic numbers better than at any point since 2009
The Washington Post // Scott Clement


The poll suggests Americans may be crediting Obama for a steadily improving economy. Fully 50 percent approve of his handling of the economy, while 46 percent disapprove, the best margin in Post-ABC polls since 2009.

12.7 million signed up for Obama health care law, beating expectations
Associated Press // Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar


More than 14 percent of Americans were uninsured in 2013 before the health care law's big coverage expansion. That share dropped to 9 percent last year, according to the government. More than 16 million people gained coverage from the end of 2013 to the middle of last year.

Here's What Happened When Texas Cut Off Funding For Planned Parenthood
NBC News // Maggie Fox


Women stopped using the most effective types of contraception and more babies were born on the government's tab after Texas cut off funding from Planned Parenthood clinics, a team of Texas researchers said Wednesday.

A Renewables Revolution Is Toppling the Dominance of Fossil Fuels in U.S. Power
Bloomberg Business // Joe Ryan


Renewable energy was the biggest source of new power added to U.S. electricity grids last year as falling prices and government incentives made wind and solar increasingly viable alternatives to fossil fuels.







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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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Diane --

When I was just getting my start as an organizer on the south side of Chicago, things weren't easy. Sometimes I called a meeting, and nobody showed up.

But with patience and persistence, folks who lived in the community started to come around. Soon we were spending hours together, talking about the problems they saw and going over the best ways to tackle them.

The more active and engaged they became, the easier it was to affect the change that we sought. I believe that same concept applies today. Organizing is the building block of everything great we've accomplished.

Organizers around the country are fighting for change in their communities -- and OFA is one of the groups on the front lines. If you want to be a part of it -- add your name.

I'm so proud of the work you've accomplished -- and even a little envious at how much better equipped organizers are today than I was -- but there's still much more to do.

Commit to this work in 2016 and beyond -- one way to show your support is to add your name:

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Truth Team Digest: Equal pay, things scientists say, and more

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Diane, you're one of the best messengers we've got in this movement. Here's some recommended reading that's easy to share -- the latest on climate change, Obamacare, and more.



Record Warmth 'Almost Certainly' Due to Humans, Scientists Say
Bloomberg // Alex Morales


The odds are "vanishingly small" that recent years of record warmth aren't due to human emissions of greenhouse gases, researchers in the U.S. and Germany said, adding to pressure on world governments to cut back on fossil fuel use.

Climate change responsible for super-charging winter storms, scientists say
The Guardian // Suzanne Goldenberg


The heavier storms of recent years -- snowfalls that shut down cities and brought heavy flooding to coastal areas of New England -- carried the imprints of climate change, as researchers get better at detecting the fingerprints of global warming, even from snow.

Key facts about the uninsured population
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation


The ACA has helped to lower the number of uninsured Americans, but monitoring coverage changes, coverage affordability, and who is left out of coverage expansions is still important.

Asia-Pacific pact will boost US exports, wages, report says
The Hill // Vicki Needham


Implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will raise U.S. annual incomes by $131 billion and annual exports by $357 billion -- a 9.1 percent increase -- in 2030, with similar gains to follow, according to the report, released Monday by Peter Petri and Michael Plummer with the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Op-Ed: Why we must rethink solitary confinement
The Washington Post // President Obama


In our criminal justice system, the punishment should fit the crime -- and those who have served their time should leave prison ready to become productive members of society.

Op-Ed: Time to end the wage gap for women
USA Today // Lilly Ledbetter


The act that bears my name was a step forward for women, families, and the bedrock American values of fairness and equality. Yet on its seven-year anniversary, we still have a gender gap on wages.







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