Harry Reid Senate Dems and the Headlines : November 2012

No Wonder Boehner Won’t Bring Up Senate Tax Cut Bill – It Would Pass

Reid: Reasonable Republicans Urge House Leadership To Stop Holding Middle Class Hostage

Reid: Republicans Must Turn “Happy Talk” On Revenues Into Action

Reid: Congress Could Avert The Fiscal Cliff For Middle Class Families

Early Contender for “Worst Week in Washington”: Grover Norquist

GOP Keeps Distance From McCain & Graham’s Over-The Top Grandstanding On Benghazi

Reid Statement On Republicans Blocking Cyber Security Legislation

Reid: Cooperation On Cyber Security Bill Could Set Positive, Bipartisan Tone Going Into Fiscal Cliff Talks

Reid: Challenges Facing Nation Too Great To Be Solved By Democrats Or Republicans Alone

Reid Statement On Veterans Day

Reid Statement On The Situation In Arizona

Reid Statement On The Fiscal Cliff

On Taxes, The Voters Have Spoken

Reid Statement On Senate Democrats Maintaining Their Majority

Reid Statement On Romney’s False Claims Of Bipartisanship

must see Vid from WH


President Obama Discusses Helping the Middle Class
During a press conference, President Obama explains his mandate to help the middle class get ahead and recover from the recession. November 14, 2012.

A Hug from the President

The White House

A Hug from the President

President Obama hugs Vice President Biden following remarks at McCormick Place in Chicago on November 6th, 2012. First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia join them on-stage.

President Barack Obama hugs Vice President Joe Biden following his election night remarks at a reception at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, Nov. 6, 2012. Joining them on stage are First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

New Resources: Tax Credits Outreach Materials


Spread the Word  
  Help us make sure families around the country know about valuable state and federal tax credits.  
  Download Toolkit  

National Women's Law Center 

Here’s a sad fact: Each year millions of American families forgo valuable income when they fail to claim tax credits for which they are eligible.

That means that millions of dollars of tax credits go unclaimed every year. Tax credits — including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), and Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) — provide an indispensable financial boost to vulnerable women and families struggling to make ends meet. But women and their families have to know about these tax benefits in order to claim them.

This is why we need your help to spread the word about tax credits. And this is why we are so delighted to debut our new and improved Tax Credits Outreach Resources. We’ve made it easier than ever for advocates to spread the word about these credits.

Our new resources include:

  • State-specific outreach fliers in English and Spanish
  • Our Toolkit for Advocates, with sample:
    • Newsletter
    • LTE
    • PSA script
    • Press release
    • Social Media tools
    • List of what to bring to free tax preparation sites
  • Fact sheets on tax credits for families and tax information for domestic violence advocates
  • A link to sign up to become an NWLC Community Partner

If you work or volunteer with families that are likely eligible for tax credits and/or in a program that supports children and families, you can help get the word out! Simply hanging fliers in classrooms, hallways, and offices, sending them home with young children, or talking about tax credits at parent meetings could make a difference for the families you work with. Be sure to let us know how you’re spreading the word about tax credits, or if there’s anything we can do to help, by emailing Amy Qualliotine at aqualliotine@nwlc.org.

Thanks for all that you do to help families learn about tax credits!


Amy Matsui   Amy Matsui
Senior Counsel
National Women’s Law Center

P.S. If you missed our webinar “Tax Credits Outreach Made Easy: Tips & Tools for Advocates,” you can find a recording of the presentation here.

trying to swift boat John Kerry again!


They’re at it again.

If you saw the President’s press conference today, it’s become clear that the right-wing noise machine has chosen to start to launch smears against potential Obama administration nominees, before they’re even nominated. Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham are already smearing Ambassador Susan Rice, who might be a nominee for Secretary of State.

And now, the right is even raising old, debunked Swift Boat attacks against Senator John Kerry.

On his FOX News show, last night, Sean Hannity (who never served a day in his life) promised an “investigative” report into Senator Kerry, a decorated Veteran, who volunteered for the war in Vietnam. Let’s put an end to this now.


According to Hannity, Senator Kerry needs to be “vetted,” and he’s just the guy to do it.

In reality, Hannity’s just planning to rehash the Swift Boating that occurred in 2004 – a blatant smearing of a Veteran who served our nation with honor. It’s disgusting.


Let’s stop this all of this smearing before it starts. Click here to sign our petition, today.

Thanks for your support.

Jon Soltz
Iraq War Veteran
Chairman, VoteVets.org