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Right now, President Obama is working with leaders of both parties in Washington to reduce the deficit in a balanced way so we can lay the foundation for long-term middle-class job growth and prevent your taxes from going up.

Your voice and action helped re-elect President Obama, and hundreds of thousands of you have already responded to our survey, which will help shape our next steps. Thanks to your feedback, we’re taking immediate action on one of your suggestions: keeping you informed about how the President is fighting for you so you can continue to talk to your friends, family, and neighbors. So here’s the deal:The President's plan extends tax cuts for 98 percent of AmericansEliminates tax cuts for the wealthiest AmericansCuts spending by more than $3 trillionThe Results

That’s the President’s plan, but he’s not wedded to every detail. He is determined to work with Congress to find compromise and common ground. His guiding principle throughout this debate will be what’s best for the middle class. He’ll be fighting for you.

These problems are challenging, but they’re solvable. In fact, the Senate has already passed a bill to keep your taxes low. The House needs to pass it, and Congress should get it to the President as soon as possible.

There’s a lot at stake. With your help we’ll continue to move this country forward.

Please forward this email and spread the word on Facebook and Twitter:


Obama for America


a Thanksgiving message from Stephanie

Happy Thanksgiving!

Election season is over, and now it’s the time of the year to reflect on what means the most to us. For all of us at EMILY’s List, that’s you. When I think about what you helped accomplish on Election Day, I’m absolutely in awe of the power of this community.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. You made history this year. And it’s all in the special video we put together to show just what amazing work you’ve done. Take a couple minutes and soak it all in.

You’ve done so much and I can’t thank you enough. You truly made this an historic year for women, and I can’t wait for our next one.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

Take care,

UCS and Sandy


Register for the Webinar Today
Join UCS experts for a webinar on the relationship between Hurricane Sandy and climate change, the storm’s economic and health impacts, and how we can prepare ourselves and our infrastructures to be more resilient.


Webinar Invitation
Sizing up Sandy

Dear Carmen,

After the largest Atlantic hurricane on record affected U.S. states from southern Florida to northern Maine and as far west as Wisconsin, analysts from the Union of Concerned Scientists are looking at the implications of the storm in our Hurricane Sandy: Confronting the Realities of Climate Change blog series.

In this series, our analysts are bringing their varied expertise to bear on a fascinating range of questions—from the relationship between the storm and climate change, to the economic costs and health impacts, to how we can prepare ourselves and our infrastructure to be more resilient. Now we invite you to hear more from these and other UCS experts and to ask your own questions.

Webinar: Sizing up Sandy
Date: Tuesday, November 27
Time: 7:00 p.m. (EST)

Register Today!

The webinar will be moderated by UCS climate scientist Brenda Ekwurzel and will feature:

  • Todd Sanford, climate scientist – resilient ecosystems
  • Rachel Cleetus, senior climate economist – health and economic impacts
  • Laura Wisland, senior energy analyst – resilient energy systems
  • Calen May-Tobin, climate policy analyst/advocate – mapping and good information
  • Marchant “Lucky” Wentworth, Washington representative – political landscape and opportunities

Please register for the webinar today. You may submit questions on the registration page for the UCS experts to address during the webinar. There will also be opportunities to ask questions during the webinar itself. We look forward to your participation.

Jean Sideris
Climate Outreach Coordinator
Climate & Energy Program
Union of Concerned Scientists

Nancy Duff Campbell & Marcia Greenberger, National Women’s Law Center


National Women's Law Center

Two simple words, but they convey a world of meaning. Without your work, your time and your support, we would not be celebrating.

We’ve been through a lot together this year. Just think about it: since the beginning of 2012, we’ve seen attack after attack on women’s reproductive health, including attempts to roll back insurance coverage for birth control and other preventive health services we won under the new health care law. Our This Is Personal campaign is just one way we’re pushing back — and so far have prevailed!

Speaking of the health care law, the House of Representatives voted more than thirty times to gut the Affordable Care Act. Together, we stopped them in their tracks. The Center also helped defend the ACA in the courts, filing a friend of the court brief in the Supreme Court on behalf of sixty organizations. And of course, the Court upheld the law’s main provisions.

Meanwhile, members of Congress attempted to hollow out the programs so many women and families count on. They tried to cut taxes yet again for the most fortunate among us. Together we stopped them for now, but our struggles are far from over, and we’re calling on you again to make your voice heard during the budget debates in the year-end “lame duck” session of Congress.

And, just this month we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Center, and this summer we cheered the women athletes at the Olympics, which were dubbed the “Title IX Olympics” during what was also Title IX’s 40th anniversary year.

So much to celebrate and so much still to do. Thank you for everything you’ve done, and for everything we know you WILL do in the months to come. We’re truly grateful. For now, get some rest and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends!


Nancy Duff Campbell   Nancy Duff Campbell
National Women’s Law Center
  Marcia Greenberger   Marcia Greenberger
National Women’s Law Center

Support Family Caregivers

November is a time to acknowledge and celebrate family caregivers. These individuals provide long-term care and make an extraordinary difference in the lives of their loved ones.

Learn about the kinds of support family caregivers provide and get resources to assist caregivers.