Our Own Agenda :: Families
|President Barack Obama faces huge challenges as he takes office. But he's got one asset that is rarely mentioned. Large majorities of Americans agree on some of the most important issues of the day, from health care to foreign policy. “Ten Policies for a Better America” shows an agenda a majority supports—whether we vote red, blue, or some other political color. |
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Support increasing the federal minimum wage.
Favor guaranteeing two weeks or more of paid vacation.
Want to limit rate increases on adjustable-rate mortgages.
Are not confident that life for our children’s generation will be better than it has been for us.
Believe same-sex couples should be allowed to marry or form civil unions.
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|Sarah van Gelder wrote this article as part of Purple America, the Fall 2008 issue of YES! Magazine. Research by Noah Grant. Sarah is executive editor and Noah is editorial assistant at YES! Magazine.|
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