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A Reason to Celebrate

Tuesday was a momentous day for American workers. For the first time in a decade, the minimum wage was increased.

It took a great deal of effort to overcome the Republican minority's obstructionism, but thanks to the efforts of the Democratic leadership and millions of supporters across the country, America's working families finally got the pay raise they deserve.

To celebrate this accomplishment, Democratic lawmakers, union activists, and minimum wage workers gathered for a rally on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Take a look at some of the highlights:

For a full recap of the minimum wage celebration, click here.

07.27.07 | permalink

Candlelight vigil calls on Senate Republicans to stop blocking Iraq vote

Last night, Senate Republicans blocking a vote on legislation to end the Iraq war got a powerful message from the American people and their Democratic members of Congress: Bring back democracy and bring home the troops.

At a somber candlelight vigil near the Capitol, hundreds of citizens joined dozens of Democratic lawmakers to demand Republicans stop blocking a vote on legislation to end the war – legislation supported by the vast majority of Americans.

Take a look at highlights from the vigil, featuring Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, U.S. Rep. and Iraq veteran Patrick Murphy, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Carl Levin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Rep. John Lewis, Sen. Dick Durbin, and Sen. Patty Murray.

Around the country more than 150 similar events were held, as the American people demanded that President Bush's allies in the Senate stop blocking vote on the Iraq war. As the pressure to end the war builds, Republicans will soon have no choice but to listen.

07.18.07 | permalink

AUFC President Discusses Republican Obstructionism on MSNBC

Republicans in the U.S. Senate have been denying the American people an up-or-down vote on legislation to end the war in Iraq. Even though a vast majority of the public wants to bring home the troops, President Bush's allies in Congress continue to stand in the way.

Watch AUFC President Brad Woodhouse speak on MSNBC's Hardball about Republican obstructionism and Congressional Democrats' efforts to force a vote on the war:

07.18.07 | permalink

Act

Americans United for Change released a new ad, telling the new Congress to keep moving America in a new direction:

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07.18.07 | permalink

Still

Today, Americans United for Change released the following ad that calls on Sen. Norm Coleman to stop standing with President Bush and bring an end to the war in Iraq.

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07.09.07 | permalink

Voices of Americans United for Change

Just in time for the 4th of July, we've created a new Iraq war web video with more voices and faces from Americans United for Change. It's compelling, it's hard-hitting, and most importantly it stars regular folks from the Americans United for Change community.

Make a contribution to AUFC to put help put ads like this on the air.

 

07.03.07 | permalink

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