Change America Now

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Change America Now (CAN) , led by Americans United for Change, USAction and Campaign for America's Future, was a Democratic Party aligned national campaign "mounted by nearly forty groups in thirty one states to pass through Congress the economic elements of the 100 Hour legislative agenda as outlined by the Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the U.S. House of Representatives" in early 2007. "Known as the CAN 100 Hour Agenda, Change America Now has supported legislation during the first 100 legislative hours in the House of Representatives in early January to increase the minimum wage, lift the prohibition on Medicare negotiating with pharmaceutical companies for lower prescription drug prices as part of the Part D prescription drug plan, cut the interest rate on student loans in half to make college more affordable and end tax breaks for big oil companies and invest new resources into alternative sources of energy." Change America Now was also "part of the Campaign to Save Children's Healthcare, a coalition to reform and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program. This legislation would provide health insurance to 10 million low and middle income children."[1]

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  1. Change America Now, Change America Now, accessed February 2008.

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