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Vox: Social Security, food stamps, and other programs kept 44 million people out of poverty last year

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Reports out this week include some encouraging statistics—but as early as next year, the state of our country might look very different. Despite Republicans’ attempts to gut key programs like Social Security, SNAP, and Medicaid, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that those programs directly kept 44.9 million people out of poverty in 2017. That’s great […]

President Obama hit the campaign trail in the Buckeye State, leaving Team Sherrod energized for the work ahead. Here’s a glimpse into what President Obama said in Cleveland: — 1. “Give it up for your outstanding Senator, my former colleague Sherrod Brown. Love Sherrod Brown.” 2. “The broader story of America has been a story […]

Medicaid expansion is working. We’ve seen that here in Ohio: Before the Affordable Care Act, one in three people in or near poverty were uninsured. After the law passed, that’s dropped to one in eight. Recent reports show that states that expanded Medicaid cover more people, with more stability. But as this administration continues to […]

10 years ago this week, Lehman Brothers filed for the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history. For families in Ohio—and across the country—the economic crisis that followed had major consequences: Some struggled to send their kids to college, others lost their homes and cars, and many watched the savings they’d spent decades putting away disappear. But […]

“Can you comment on your personal opinion on whether Obergefell was correctly decided? It’s a yes or no.” —Sen. Kamala Harris, SCOTUS confirmation hearing, 9/6/18 If you’ve been paying attention to the Supreme Court hearings, you know that Senator Kamala Harris isn’t afraid to ask Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, the tough questions. It’s one of the reasons I admire Kamala so much, and […]

“Give it up for your outstanding Senator, my former colleague Sherrod Brown. Love Sherrod Brown.” – President Barack Obama in Cleveland, last night Last night, I took the stage in Cleveland with President Barack Obama and Ohio’s next Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Rich Cordray and Betty Sutton. I’m thrilled to be a part of the […]

This week on Hardball, Sherrod had an important message: Whether you punch a clock, work in a diner, are a salaried office worker, or you work in a hospital—Ohioans know I'm on their side and that they can count on me to fight for them. I always have, and always will. pic.twitter.com/FJ7SBFRtXt — Sherrod Brown […]

It’s easy to talk about healthcare in terms of percentages and statistics. But those numbers represent real-life consequences for people across the country, including those with pre-existing conditions, those fighting cancer, and those with chronically ill family members. Having reliable healthcare can make a huge difference in people’s lives—which is why it’s such a shame […]