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2015 March Newsletter

Tenth Dems March Newsletter

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In this issue of Tenth News:


If Marriage Equality Can Happen In Alabama, the Writing Is Clearly On the Wall
by Steven Gan
Even the infamous Judge Roy Moore couldn’t stop same-sex marriage in Alabama.

A Morning at the Job Interview Workshop
by Dave DuBordieu
A personal account of a morning in the life of a volunteer facilitator at the Tenth Dems Community Connection monthly job interview/job retention workshop.

Tenth Dems Enjoys Political Satire by the Capitol Steps
by Mark Levy
Tenth Dems members have made it their annual comic duty to see the Capitol Steps perform cutting-edge political satire, and this year’s performance did not disappoint.

Stand United in the Pursuit of Peace
by Karim Pakravan
Negotiations with Iran to prevent its becoming a nuclear power stand at a crossroads, and the stakes could not be higher. The perspective of one Iranian-American living in the 10th Congressional District..

The Affordable Care Act Five Years After Enactment
by Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
This landmark legislation is now five years old, and the second open enrollment season has just closed, so now is a good time to take a look at just how well the law known as Obamacare has worked.

Medicaid Expansion In Illinois Should Be Praised
by Julie Hamos
The decision to expand Medicaid in Illinois in 2013 has made much-needed healthcare available to more than a half-million Illinoisans. The benefits far outweigh the modest costs to the state, as the federal government is responsible for 100 percent of those costs through 2016.

King v. Burwell: The Latest Legal Assault on the Affordable Care Act
by Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
The latest Republican effort to undo the Affordable Care Act is being played out in the Supreme Court. What are the issues the Court has to decide, and what would be the consequences if the challenge succeeded?

Tenth Dems Community Connection 5th Annual Poetry and Prose Contest and Awards Night
This highly anticipated annual event is now set for Tuesday evening, April 14. Save the date.

All You Need Is Love…and Tenth Dems
by Lisa Radin
Last fall’s elections may be over, but there’s much to be done as the next cycle gets underway.  Beatles song titles proliferate in this description of what it means to be a part of Tenth Dems.

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