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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:45 PM
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Edwards promotes plan to lift poor - Press Enterprise
CLAREMONT - Sen. John Edwards kicked off a three-day presidential campaign swing through California on Wednesday with a pitch to college students to join him in a fight against poverty.

Edwards, the No. 2 Democrat in the race, spent a half-hour delivering a detailed plan for getting 10 million Americans out of poverty during a stop at Pomona College. In an appeal to the students' idealism and activism, the senator from North Carolina called on them to elect a president who cares about moral issues as he tries to collect votes in the final days before California's primary election Tuesday.

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To help struggling communities, Edwards suggested tax credits for investors who work in disadvantaged areas to help create well-paying jobs with benefits. He also wants to target areas that have suffered recent job losses and double money for federal Community Development Financial Institutions, which help organizations involved in starting businesses and creating jobs.

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In his Claremont stop, Edwards repeated proposals he has discussed throughout his campaign, including increasing the federal minimum wage by at least $1.50 to $6.65, offering universal health care for children and the working poor and improving access to bank accounts and fair lenders for poor families. He also proposed expanding the earned income tax credit and the refundable child credit for the working poor by up to $500 per family.

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Online at: http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Loca...
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 10:49 PM
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1. Also from the San Diego Untion Tribune
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20040226/news_1...

Similar report, no registration is needed ;-)
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