The Least Among Us

Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable
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Author(s): Rosa L. DeLauro
Original Publish Date: May 10, 2011
Product Number: EB00763107
Released: Jul 29, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781620972212
Publisher: The New Press
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Description

The outspoken Connecticut congresswoman provides "a powerful case for protecting and expanding America's safety net" (Elizabeth Warren). Cynical politicians like Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump argue that the people of the United States would be better off without food stamps, Obamacare, and workplace protections. Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro knows these folks are just plain wrong. Growing up in New Haven, Connecticut, DeLauro saw firsthand how vulnerable hard-working people are in the face of corporate indifference and government neglect. From fatal industrial fires to devastating childhood poverty, DeLauro witnessed it all—and emerged convinced that social programs are worth going to the mat for, again and again. Worker protections, Social Security, unemployment insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and housing assistance lift up all Americans; they fulfill this country's promise of opportunity for everyone and are essential for our country's health. For twenty-five years, DeLauro has been fighting for everyday Americans, earning a reputation as the most impassioned defender of our social safety net. The Least Among Us tells the story of a quarter-century of deal-making on behalf of people too often overlooked, told by a woman as fearless as she is opinionated. Part House of Cards, part progressive manifesto, The Least Among Us shares lessons about power—how it's gained and how to wield it for everyone's benefit. "Can you imagine how cool the world would be if we had Rosa DeLauro getting s*** done instead of Congress being held hostage by terrible people!" —Wonkette "An impassioned, urgent defense of democratic values and the role of government to serve and benefit all citizens." —Kirkus Reviews

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