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4 Freedoms to Be Thankful for This 4th of July

June 29, 2017

Fourth of July is the most important day in American history. Many rights and freedoms we enjoy today were obtained because generations before us had the foresight to fight and preserve them for future generations. Here are four freedoms we are thankful for this 4th of July.

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Affordable Housing Under Siege at HUD

June 26, 2017

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s mission is “to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.” But looking at the Trump administration’s budget proposal for 2018, the department is no longer interested in doing all that. And HUD employees are not taking it laying down.

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Unions Provide Checks and Balances against an Abuse of Power

June 26, 2017

There’s a reason there are three branches of government – to create a check and balance system in which no one branch of our government could become too powerful. Our founding fathers had several goals, but the most important of all was to avoid tyranny and defend democracy. This concept is central to the creation of labor unions. Unions provide checks and balances in the workplace against bad management and an abuse of power.

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