Sometimes it's good to review what we've accomplished so we remember what we stand for: #Thread #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #DemsWork4USA #DemPartyPlaform
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 was enacted by Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration requiring corporations make public certain financial information, including stock sales and distribution. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #DemPartyPlaform #DemsWork4USA 2
The Social Security Act, signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935, created Social Security, a federal safety net for elderly, unemployed and disadvantaged Americans. #DemHistory #DemPartyPlaform #WhyIVoteDemocrat
The current Unemployment Insurance (UI)Program in the United States was established August 14, 1935 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security bill which contained provisions for UI.This was key in establishing UI in the US. #WhyIVoteDemocrat #DemHistory 4
The Rural Electrification Act of 1936 provided federal loans for the installation of electrical distribution systems to serve isolated rural areas of the US.The funding was channeled through cooperative electric power companies, most of which still exist today. #DemHistory
It took President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938 for all workers to see limits on working hours -- initially 44 hours a week, then phased to 42 and eventually 40 by 1940. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #DemsWork4USA
The first federal minimum wage was first introduced by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1938. Minimum wage was set at 25 cents an hour, which works out to about $4 per hour in today’s money.
That minimum wage was introduced as part of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) #DemHistory
Before overtime regulations were introduced in 1938, working hours were often exceedingly long and brutal for the average American worker. #DemHistory #OvertimeLaw #WhyIVoteDemocrat #LaborMovement
Blue-collar employees in industrial settings often worked 10-16 hours a day - many employers took advantage of high poverty rates to force their employees to work around the clock just to earn enough money to keep food on the table. #WhyIVoteDemocrat #DemHistory
In 1938, following years of depression and economic hardship across the country, president Franklin D. Roosevelt made good on his campaign promise to protect American workers with a sweeping new labor standards law called the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act). #DemHistory
In addition to creating the Minimum Wage and labor safety regulations, the FLSA introduced overtime regulations guaranteeing all non-exempt workers time-and-a-half pay for all hours worked exceeding 40 per week. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #DemsWork4USA
On June 22, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Servicemen's Readjustment Act, better known as the G.I. Bill, in order to help soldiers secure stability as they returned to civilian life. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #GIBill
The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions.The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946 #DemHistory
The Marshall Plan, also known as the European Recovery Program, channeled over $13 billion to finance the economic recovery of Europe between 1948 and 1951/The plan is named for Secretary of State George C. Marshall, who announced it on June 5, 1947. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was created in 1949 by the US,Canada & several Western European nations to provide collective security against the Soviet Union. NATO was the first peacetime military alliance the US entered into outside of the Western Hemisphere #DemHistory
On September 22, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed congressional legislation creating a permanent Peace Corps that would “promote world peace and friendship” through three goals: #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #PeaceCorp
1)to help the peoples of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men & women;(2) to help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served;(3) to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. #DemHistory
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy began a dramatic expansion of the U.S. space program and committed the nation to the ambitious goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the decade. If only he could have lived to see his vision realized. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement. #DemHistory
The Civil Rights Act was first proposed by President John F. Kennedy, & survived strong opposition from southern members of Congress. It was then signed into law by Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon B. Johnson. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #CivilRightsAct
In July 1965, under the leadership of President Lyndon Johnson, Congress enacted Medicare under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide health insurance to people age 65 and older, regardless of income or medical history. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
Authorized by Title XIX of the Social Security Act, Medicaid was signed into law in 1965 alongside Medicare. All states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories have Medicaid programs designed to provide health coverage for low-income people. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDem
The Voting Rights Act of 1965, signed into law by Pres.Lyndon B. Johnson, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state & local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution #DemHistory
Fifty-three years ago President Lyndon B. Johnson created Head Start — a program to help meet the emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs of preschool-aged children from low-income families. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
In his State of the Union address in 1964, President Johnson declared a "War on Poverty." Soon after, Sargent Shriver brought together experts to develop a child development program to help communities meet the needs of disadvantaged preschool children. #DemHistory
Since its creation in 1965 Head Start has provided comprehensive child development services for 32 million children-services that foster children’s growth in social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development,to ensure that they are well prepared for kindergarten. #DemHistory
1965: The Higher Education Act is established to provide “Educational Opportunity Grants” to college students with considerable financial need.The Guaranteed Student Loan Program allows banks and private institutions to provide government subsidized loans to students #DemHistory
The Family and Medical Leave Act guaranteeing employees unpaid time off for family or medical reasons was passed in 1993. Prior to that time, it was very common for employees to lose jobs when they had a serious illness that required a week or more of time off work #DemHistory
Within the first month of 2009, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was passed. Less than two years after the Ledbetter decision, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act became the first law signed by President Obama. #DemHistory
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ensured that Americans subjected to unlawful pay discrimination are finally able to effectively assert their rights under the federal anti-discrimination laws. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
1966:Congress passes the Endangered Species Preservation Act which authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to make a list of endangered domestic fish and wildlife & allows the Fish & Wildlife Service to spend up to $15 million/yr to buy habitat for listed species #DemHistory
AmeriCorps began formally in 1993 under President Clinton, who united several programs under an "umbrella" organization and created the Corporation for National and Community Service. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #DemsWork4USA
The Earned Income Tax Credit started as a small program in the 1970s. But it was President Clinton who turned the program into what it is today — one that effectively gives low-wage working parents a big bonus. #EITC #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #DemPartyPlatform
Passed by the Democratic Congress in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the nation's 1st comprehensive civil rights law addressing needs of people w/disabilities, prohibiting discrimination in employment, public services, public accommodations, &telecommunications
The Consumer Safety Act (CPSA) was enacted on October 27th, 1972 by the Democratic 92nd Congress. It established the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as a permanent independent agency of the federal government and defined its basic authority. #DemHistory
The act gives #CPSC the power to develop safety standards and pursue recalls for products that present unreasonable or substantial risks of injury or death to consumers. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ConsumerProtection
It also allows #CPSC to ban a product if there is no feasible alternative to an outright ban. CPSC has jurisdiction over more than 15,000 different consumer products.
#DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ConsumerProtection
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) enacted in 1966, was the first law that gave Americans the right to access the records of federal agencies. The legislation was the brainchild of Democratic California Congressman John Moss. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #FOIA
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission established 1965, to “ensure equality of opportunity by vigorously enforcing federal legislation prohibiting discrimination in employment”particularly on the basis of religion,race,sex, colour,national origin,age, or disability. #DemHistory
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) was enacted in 1971 by the Democratic 91st Congress to promote the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
The FCRA was intended to protect consumers from the willful and/or negligent inclusion of inaccurate information in their credit http://reports.To  that end,the FCRA regulates the collection, dissemination & use of consumer information, including consumer credit information
Together with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA") the FCRA forms the foundation of consumer rights law in the US. It is enforced by the US Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and private litigants. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act is an Act of the United States Congress that mandated federal background checks on firearm purchasers in the United States, and imposed a five-day waiting period on purchases, until the NICS system was implemented in 1998. #DemHistory
The Brady Bill was introduced by Rep. Chuck Schumer & the final version was passed on November 11, 1993.The Act was named after James Brady, who was shot by John Hinckley Jr. during an attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDem
The Brady Bill requires that background checks be conducted on individuals before a firearm may be purchased from a federally licensed dealer, manufacturer or importer—unless an exception applies. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #BradyBill
The Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 was introduced by Democratic Senator Carl Levin and signed into law by President Bill Clinton. It is legislation aimed at bringing increased accountability to federal lobbying practices in the United States. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
Under this act federal lobbyists are required to register with the Clerk of the US House of Representatives and the Secretary of the United States Senate. Anyone failing to do so is punishable by a civil fine of up to $50,000. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #Lobbyists
The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) also known as the Motor Voter Act, is a United States federal law signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 20, 1993, and which came into effect on January 1, 1995. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #MotorVoterAct
The NVRA advances voting rights in the United States by requiring state governments to offer voter registration opportunities to any eligible person who applies for or renews a driver's license or applies for public assistance. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #MotorVoterAct
The law requires states to register applicants that use a federal voter registration form to apply, and prohibits states from removing registered voters from the voter rolls unless certain criteria are met. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #MotorVoterLaw
The Food Stamp Act of 1964 appropriated $75 million to 350,000 individuals in 40 counties and three cities. The measure drew overwhelming support from House Democrats, 90% from urban areas, 96% from the suburbs, and 87%? from rural areas. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #SNAP
Republican lawmakers opposed the initial Food Stamp Act..only 12 percent of urban Republicans, 11 percent from the suburbs, and 5 percent from rural areas voted affirmatively. #SNAP
Food stamps, along with Medicaid, Head Start and the Job Corps were foremost among the growing anti-poverty programs.
President Johnson called for a permanent food-stamp program on January 31, 1964, as part of his "War on Poverty" platform
#WarOnPoverty #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDem
An amendment to the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 sponsored by Senator Hubert Humphrey (D) of Minnesota established the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) as a two-year pilot. By the end of 1974, WIC was operating in 45 states. #DemHistory
In 1975, WIC was established as permanent for healthcare and nutrition of low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and children under the age of five. Their mission is to be a partner with other services that are key to childhood and family well-being. #DemHistory #ForAll
The Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty was signed in Washington, D.C. on 26 March 1979, following the 1978 Camp David Accords. The treaty was signed by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin, and witnessed by US president Jimmy Carter. #DemHistory #ForAll
On October 26, 1994, the governments of Jordan and Israel signed a historic peace treaty. The treaty normalized relations between the two countries and resolved territorial disputes, such as water sharing. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll
The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)was designed to cover uninsured children in families with incomes that are modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #CHIP #ProtectOurCare
The legislation to create CHIP was sponsored by Senator Ted Kennedy in a partnership with Senator Orrin Hatch, with support coming from First Lady Hillary Clinton during the Clinton administration. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll #CHIP
In 1997, 10 million children were without health insurance, many of whom were in working families with incomes just above states’ Medicaid eligibility levels. Since the enactment of CHIP, the %of children lacking health insurance has been halved. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
#CHIP By 2012, fewer than 5 million children were uninsured for more than a year. The number of children without health insurance decreased to 3.8 million in 2016 #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
In 1979, President Carter advocated for creating a cabinet-level Department of Education.
Upgrading Education to cabinet level status in 1979 was opposed by many in the Republican Party #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #Edupolicy
The primary functions of the Department of Education are to "establish policy for, administer & coordinate most federal assistance to education, collect data on US schools, and to enforce federal educational laws regarding privacy and civil rights." #DemHistory #DeptOfEducation
The Department of Education is a member of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness,and works with federal partners to ensure proper education for homeless and runaway youth in the United States. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll
The energy crisis of the 1970s demonstrated the need for unified energy planning within the federal government. On August 4, 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Organization Act (Public Law 95-91), #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #DOE
The Department of Energy, activated on Oct. 1, 1977, provided the framework for a comprehensive national energy plan by coordinating federal energy functions. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #DOE
The new #DOE was responsible for long-term, high-risk research & development of energy tech, federal power marketing, energy conservation, energy regulatory programs, central energy data collection & analysis program & nuclear weapons research, development & production. #ForAll
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation. It was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, and began operation on April 1, 1967. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
President Barack Obama's budget request for fiscal year 2010 also included $1.83 billion in funding for major transit projects, of which more than $600 million went towards 10 new or expanding transit projects. #ForAll #MassTransit #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
The US Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was founded as a Cabinet department in 1965, as part of the "Great Society" program of President Lyndon Johnson, to develop and execute policies on housing and metropolises. #DemHistory #ForAll
HUD was originally tasked with providing “a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family.” As its current mission statement outlines: #DemHistory #ForAll #WhyIVoteDemocrat
An important part of HUD’s mission is enforcing the 1968 Fair Housing Act, part of the Civil Rights Act which makes it unlawful to refuse to sell, rent to, or negotiate with any person because of that person's inclusion in a protected class. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll
To learn more about HUD’s mission and programs and why the wrong people are in charge now, refer to this article.. Remember to #VoteBlue because #DemsWork4USA and are #ForAll #DemHistory
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is a United States labor law amending the Fair Labor Standards Act, aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex (see Gender pay gap). It was signed into law on June 10, 1963, by John F. Kennedy as part of his New Frontier Program. #DemHistory #ForAll
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 is a US labor law that forbids employment discrimination against anyone at least 40 years of age in the United States. In 1967, the bill was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll
The goal of the ADEA is to prevent age discrimination. It also applies to the standards for pensions and benefits provided by employers, and requires that information concerning the needs of older workers be provided to the general public. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)of 1978 is a US federal statute that amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to "prohibit sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.The Act covers discrimination "on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions." #ForAll
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 is a US labor law governing the federal law of occupational health and safety in the private sector and federal government in the United States. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #OSHA
OSHA was enacted by the Democratic 91st Congress. Its main goal is to ensure employers provide employees with an environment free from recognized hazards;exposure to toxic chemicals, excessive noise levels, mechanical dangers,heat or cold stress,or unsanitary conditions. #ForAll
The Occupational Safety and Health Act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
#DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #OSHA #NIOSH #ForAll
In 1997, the Clinton Administration put $43 million into a food safety initiative that created many of the regulations we see and hear about today. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #FoodSafety
Today, we have the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law in 2011 and is considered the most significant food safety legislation in over 70 years. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #FoodSafety
#WhyIVoteDemocrat The major difference between the FSMA and those of the past is that the focus has switched from responding, to contamination, to prevention. The law gives the FDA authority to regulate the way foods are grown, harvested and processed. #DemHistory #ForAll
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll
The CCC was a major part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal that provided unskilled manual labor jobs related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state, and local governments. #DemHistory #ForAll #WhyIVoteDemocrat
CCC enrollees planted nearly 3 billion trees to help reforest America;built trails, lodges & related facilities in more than 800 parks;upgraded most state parks, forest fire fighting methods & built a network of service buildings & public roadways in remote areas #DemHistory
The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA/1967) directs the FTC & FDA to issue regulations requiring that all "consumer commodities" be labeled to disclose net contents, identity of commodity,name & place of business of product's manufacturer, packer,distributer. #DemHistory
The FPLA is designed to facilitate value comparisons and to prevent unfair or deceptive packaging and labeling of many household "consumer commodities” #DemHistory #FPLA #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is a US government corporation providing deposit insurance to depositors in U.S. commercial banks & savings institutions. In June 1933, Pres. Roosevelt signed the 1933 Banking Act into law, creating the FDIC. #DemHistory #ForAll
More than 1/3 of banks failed in the years before FDIC's creation.The insurance limit was initially $2,500 increased several times over years.Since passage of Dodd–Frank Act in 2011 the FDIC insures deposits in member banks up to $250,000 #DemHistory #ForAll #WhyIVoteDemocrat
On July 1, 1942 the Communicable Disease Center (CDC) opened its doors and occupied one floor of a small building in Atlanta. Its primary mission was simple yet highly challenging: prevent malaria from spreading across the nation. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll
Armed with a budget of only $10 million and fewer than 400 employees, the CDC’s early challenges included obtaining enough trucks, sprayers, and shovels necessary to wage war on mosquitoes. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll
CDC Founder Dr. Joseph Mountin continued to advocate for public health issues & to push for CDC to extend responsibilities to other communicable diseases. He was a visionary public health leader with high hopes for this small, relatively insignificant branch of Public Health.
Today, CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services and is recognized as the nation’s premiere health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll #DemPartyPlatform
President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act in 1967 creating the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to establish standards and serve as an organization to further the development of public media. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll #PBS
The name "United Nations"coined by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt was first used in the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942, during WWII when representatives of 26 nations pledged their Governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers #DemHistory
The UN Charter was signed on 26 June 1945 by the representatives of the 50 countries. Poland, which was not represented at the Conference, signed it later and became one of the original 51 Member States. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll #UnitedNations
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often shortened to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or nicknamed Obamacare, is a United States federal statute enacted by the 111th United States Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. #DemHistory
The term "Obamacare" was first used by opponents, then reappropriated by supporters, and eventually used by President Obama himself. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll #ProtectOurCare
Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 amendment, #ACA represents the U.S. healthcare system's most significant regulatory overhaul and expansion of coverage since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
The ACA's major provisions came into force in 2014. By 2016, the uninsured share of the population had roughly halved, with estimates ranging from 20–24 million additional people covered during 2016.
#DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll #ACA
The Dodd-Frank Act, officially called the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, is legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010 in response to the financial crisis that became known as the Great Recession. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
Dodd-Frank put regulations on the financial industry and created programs to stop mortgage companies and lenders from taking advantage of consumers. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), enacted by the U.S. Congress & signed into law by Pres. Barack Obama in 2009, designed to stimulate the U.S. economy by saving jobs jeopardized by the Great Recession of 2008–09 and creating new jobs #DemHistory #ForAll
Obama’s first major legislative effort was to enact a recovery program that would stimulate the economy by creating or saving millions of jobs and staunching the bleeding from the recession. #DemHistory #ForAll #DemsWork4USA
#ARRA introduced in the House of Representatives less than a week after Obama assumed office/on 1/28/09 the House passed its version of the bill, which envisioned an $819B package of gov spending & tax cuts & was passed without the support of any Republicans #DemHistory #ForAll
The federal bailout of General Motors Co, Chrysler and parts suppliers in 2009 saved 1.5 million U.S. jobs and preserved $105.3 billion in personal and social insurance tax collections, according to a 2013 study. (Reuters) #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
The Obama administration loaned the auto industry, including GM and Chrysler, $80 billion to avoid the collapse of the industry that they felt would result in the loss of millions of U.S. jobs. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, estimated in its study that the bailout saved a lot of jobs, even crediting for a rebound of the industry in 2010 after the initial fallout. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
“Two consecutive executive administrations in Washington decided in late 2008 &early 2009 that the consequences of potential losses &outcomes to the U.S. economy were worth avoiding through a federal intervention," Sean McAlinden, the center's chief economist, said. #DemHistory
CAR estimated that a complete shutdown of the industry that was bailed out in 2009 would have resulted in the loss of 2.63 million jobs and those losses would still have stood at more than 1.5 million in 2010. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
The study did not take into account benefits of preserving pensions of almost 600,000 GM &Chrysler retirees as well as industry research &development jobs/also didn’t account for psychological impact the collapse of GM &Chrysler would have on the U.S. industrial base #DemHistory
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) allowed some individuals who were brought to the US illegally as children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit in the U.S. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
The DACA policy was announced by President Barack Obama on June 15, 2012, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for the program on August 15, 2012. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #DACA
Studies have shown that #DACA increased the mental health outcomes for DACA-eligible immigrants and their children.There are no known major adverse impacts from DACA on native-born workers' employment, and most economists say that DACA benefits the U.S. economy #DemHistory
To be eligible for the #DACA program, recipients cannot have felonies or serious misdemeanors on their records. There is no evidence that individuals covered by DACA are more likely to commit crimes than the general population of the United States. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009 is a federal statute passed by the United States Congress and signed by U.S. President Barack Obama on May 22, 2009. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
The CARD Act of 2009 is comprehensive credit card reform legislation that aims " establish fair and transparent practices relating to the extension of credit under an open end consumer credit plan, and for other purposes." #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
The CARD bill was passed with bipartisan support by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. (Imagine that!) #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
Key provisions include:
~Giving consumers enough time to pay their bills.
~No retroactive rate increases.
~Easier to pay down debt.
~Eliminates "fee harvester cards."
~Eliminates excessive costs for borrowers with poor credit. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
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