Monday, April 1, 1996

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  • Union Summer

    The AFL-CIO is sponsoring an intensive campaign this summer to recruit and train new union organizers.

  • Jesse Jackson Jr.

    Jesse Jackson Jr. is the newest member of Congress, one of the youngest and one of the most progressive members of Congress. An excerpt from the first major address he’s given since he came to Washington, to the Communication Workers of America, last week is read.

  • Tobacco Money and the Political Process

    A discussion of how money from cigarette companies is influencing the judgment of Congress.

  • The Calvert Group

    The largest sponsor of socially and environmentally responsible mutual funds, has taken out ads urging Americans to research where their mutual funds invest money, because many mutual funds are invested in tobacco companies.

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