The Senate is set to vote on the Bring Jobs Home Act on Thursday. This bill would stop the perks for corporations that outsource American jobs.Call your senators now at 888-659-9401 now and tell them to support the Bring Jobs Home Act.

We’ve got some important news about getting our elected leaders to take the necessary steps to stop the policies of outsourcing.

The Senate will take up the Bring Jobs Home Act tomorrow. This bill—S. 2884—would stop allowing corporations to deduct their moving expenses when they offshore good American jobs to other countries.

Call your senators now at 888-659-9401 and tell them to vote YES on the Bring Jobs Home Act tomorrow. Even if you already have called, your senators need to hear from you again.

The vote on this measure comes as news continues to trickle out about Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital, when companies it managed outsourced good jobs abroad.[1]

And this week, a new report showed Romney’s tax plan would create even more incentives for corporations to ship jobs overseas.[2]

Romney is not the only politician, though, who has been on the wrong side of job creation for working families. Politicians continue to support measures that reward corporate CEOs and leave the rest of us to take the hit.

Now they have a chance to move toward a comprehensive plan to stop outsourcing and create family-sustaining jobs in the United States. This not only must include passing the Bring Jobs Home Act but should also:

  • Tax U.S. corporations’ overseas income the same way domestic income is taxed, so they do not shift income and jobs overseas just to lower their tax bill;
  • Make sure trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership are fair and benefit working families—not just multinational corporations;
  • Stop currency manipulation by our trading partners; and
  • Bar companies that send call center jobs overseas from receiving federal grants and tax breaks.

Please call your senators today at 888-659-9401 and ask for their support for the Bring Jobs Home Act.

Thank you for your continued support to stop the policies of outsourcing.

In Solidarity,

Nicole Aro
Digital Strategies, AFL-CIO

P.S. After you have made your call, go here to check out the new “Meet Mitt Romney Mr. 1%” website. The website includes shareable infographics, video and ways you can get involved and vote your values.



NielsenWire … May 2012

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Cross-Platform Report: How We Watch From Screen to Screen Consumers are shifting to new technologies and devices that make it easier for them to watch the video they want, whenever and wherever they want. (full story)
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TV Dramas Account for Most Primetime Viewing, Timeshifting and Ad Spend In the first of a three-part series of insights on how and where consumers access TV content-we look at the viewership and advertising across five traditional primetime genres. (full story)
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Meet Today’s Ethiopian Consumer Although the majority of the population is rural (82%), the urban population is growing twice as fast as the rural and over half of Ethiopia’s population is under 20 years old. (full story)
Report: U.S. Media Trends by Demographic Part two of Nielsen’s State of the Media: Advertising & Audiences Report presents an in-depth look at usage by demographic. (full story)
March 2012 – Top Online Brands and Sports websites During March 2012, 212 million Americans were active online in March 2012, spending nearly 30 hours on average browsing the web. (full story)
Hispanics in U.S. Highly Active on Mobile and Social Hispanic consumers’ usage rates of smartphones, television, online video, social networking and other forms of entertainment make them one of today’s most engaged and dynamic targets in the digital space, according to Nielsen’s recent State of the Hispanic Consumer: The Hispanic Market Imperative report. (full story)
Caution Reigns Among Vietnam’s Business Leaders While most countries would covet GDP growth of 5.9 percent, that figure represents a fairly significant slow-down for Vietnam, where high inflation and sagging consumer confidence were the key themes of 2011. (full story)
Nielsen Salutes Most Effective Auto Advertisers For the sixth year in a row, leading automakers convened at the New York International Auto Show for Nielsen’s annual Automotive Advertising Awards, the only awards program measuring the effectiveness of automobile TV ads. (full story)
Infographic: The Digital Black Consumer and Mobile Advertising New research from Nielsen illustrates mobile activities among black consumers and their receptiveness to advertising on mobile connected devices. (full story)
Consumer Trust in Online, Social and Mobile Advertising Grows The explosion of social networks and consumer-generated media over the last few years continues to have a significant impact on advertising as consumers’ reliance on word-of-mouth in the decision-making process – either from people they know or online consumers they don’t – has increased significantly. (full story)
Video Gamers Eager for New Titles from Familiar Franchises this Year When Nielsen analyzed what console titles gamers were eagerly anticipating for the rest of 2012, many traditional mainstays topped the list. (full story)
2011 Closed with 7.3 Percent Increase in Global Advertising Spend After a boost in ad spending in Q3 2011, many of the world’s biggest advertisers exercised more caution in Q4, but 2011 still showed an overall 7.3 percent increase in spending vs. 2010. (full story)

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