Edwards Campaign - Weekly Backgrounder

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The Week in Review

Senator Edwards was back in NH this Wednesday to meet with the Editorial Boards of the Nashua Telegraph and the Concord Monitor. He also made a stop at Merrimack High School to talk with teachers and students about his comprehensive plan to reinvest in America’s public education system.

Senator Edwards also continued to lead all other candidates with the most detailed and progressive policy proposals in this race. Today, as part of our “Stand Strong” campaign, Edwards outlined a bold plan to stand up for hard-working families by restoring corporate responsibility and helping families achieve financial security in the new economy.

Edwards Meets with Nashua Telegraph & Concord Monitor Ed Boards

 

Nashua Telegraph – Edwards rips Clinton over lobbyist money

 

http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071024/NEWS08/310240057

 

But Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina, insisted the entrenched corporate interests lobbying Capitol Hill are what has blocked reforms on issues that could most help middle class and poor voters.

But Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina, insisted the entrenched corporate interests lobbying Capitol Hill are what has blocked reforms on issues that could most help middle class and poor voters.

"I do not believe you can take money from lobbyists for the insurance industry or for the oil industry and then go out and say 'I am going to be a great advocate for you on health care or on global warming.' I don't think it will work," Edwards said.

Concord MonitorEdwards plans big for presidency – Candidate: Sacrifice must be priority, too

http://concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071026/FRONTPAGE/710260384

 

Edwards, a former Democratic senator from North Carolina, says the federal government should underwrite universal pre-kindergarten, create matching savings accounts for low-income people, mandate a minimum wage of $9.50 and provide a million new Section 8 housing vouchers for the poor. He also pledged to start a government-funded public higher education program called "College for Everyone."

Edwards, a former Democratic senator from North Carolina, says the federal government should underwrite universal pre-kindergarten, create matching savings accounts for low-income people, mandate a minimum wage of $9.50 and provide a million new Section 8 housing vouchers for the poor. He also pledged to start a government-funded public higher education program called "College for Everyone."

"It is central to what I want to do as president to do something about economic inequality. I do not believe it is okay for the United States of America to have 37 million people living in poverty," he said in a meeting with Monitor reporters and editors this week. "And I think we need, desperately need, a president who will say that to America and call on Americans to show their character."

Edwards Meets with Students at Merrimack High

 

Nashua Telegraph Students get to ask the questions

http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071024/NEWS08/310240070

 

Edwards shed his suit jacket at the door and focused his thoughts on education.

Edwards shed his suit jacket at the door and focused his thoughts on education.

College tuition has quadrupled during the past 20 years, and banks that process student loans have been overpaid by $600 million dollars, Edwards said. He proposed taking banks out of the equation and using the savings to provide free tuition and books to students who work at least 10 hours a week.

He also told the crowd the President Bush-backed No Child Left Behind law needs help – "no young person has learned anything from filling out a little bubble on a standardized test" – and pitched his "national teaching university" idea, which would recruit promising teachers-to-be, pay for their education and in return, send them to areas where they are needed most.

Edwards Proposes Bold Policy to Restore Corporate Responsibility

The PoliticoEdwards pushes investor choice in CEO pay

 

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1007/6565.html

 

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards plans to push Friday to give stockholders a voice in CEO pay. This would be part of a raft of new constraints on corporations that go far beyond the Sarbanes-Oxley Act restrictions imposed in 2002 following the Enron accounting scandal.

The Week Ahead

It’s a jam-packed week for us as Mrs. Edwards is campaigning throughout NH today and tomorrow as part of our ‘Stand Strong’ campaign. On Sunday, she’ll be joined by Senator Edwards and their children Emma Claire and Jack. The family will do a four-day campaign swing through NH, criss-crossing the state from Hanover to Keene to Portsmouth.

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