Unfinished Business

Civil Rights News: Unions & Occupy Wall Street; DC Voting Rights; Warren Buffet Rule

Unions back Occupy Wall Street movement
TheHill.com- Kevin Bogardus
This article quotes and chronicles several unions that are supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement. Coalition members mentioned include: Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO, and AFSCME.

D.C. Mayor Calls For Voting Rights At MLK Dedication
WAMU 88.5- Matt Laslo
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray utilized the MLK Dedication as a chance to urge Congress and the White House to give District residents full voting rights.

Report: A quarter of U.S. millionaires pay taxes at a lower rate than some in middle class
Washington Post- Lori Montgomery
A report by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service found that, when all federal taxes are taken into account, some households earning more than $1 million a year paid as little as 24 percent of their income to the Internal Revenue Service – blasting critics of the Buffet Rule. It’s not class warfare; it’s plain math.

Compiled by Colleeen Cowgill and Laurie McGowan, fall 2011 interns