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Chase Morgan Bank Exploits Martin Luther King’s Legacy. By Foreclosing On Helen Bailey’s Home Who Fought For The Civil Rights Movement; she’s now 78 years old SHAME ON YOU CHASE


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Video: Chase Exploits Legacy of Martin Luther King: Chase vs. Helen Bailey

Chase this week launched a website devoted to Dr. Martin Luther King, saying that like King, like Chase, supported communities.

“The values exhibited by Dr. King and embodied in his lifelong struggle for social change align with those that shape JPMorgan Chase’s approach to giving in the communities in which it operates,” the newly launched Chase website reads.

But King’s legacy is not for Chase to use to cover up their own special brand of callousness.

While Chase tries to tie itself to the incredible legacy of Martin Luther King, who really did believe in communities, Chase tries to throw a grandmother who marched for civil rights out onto the street.
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January 22, 2012
Promotional Video: Helen Bailey

Helen Bailey marched for civil rights. Now it’s time we march for her.
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January 19, 2012
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More Information About Ms. Bailey and the Campaign

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January 10, 2012
Occupy Nashville Helps Senior Citizen Fight Foreclosure

NewsChannel 5’s coverage helped Ms. Bailey gain exposure and enabled her to speak in her own words about how much living in her own house in her elderly years means to her.
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January 10, 2012
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Welfare Drug Testing Bill Withdrawl After Amended To Include Testing Lawmakers



First Posted: 01/27/2012 5:36 pm Updated: 01/27/2012 6:27 pm

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A Republican member of the Indiana General Assembly withdrew his bill to create a pilot program for drug testing welfare applicants Friday after one of his Democratic colleagues amended the measure to require drug testing for lawmakers.

“There was an amendment offered today that required drug testing for legislators as well and it passed, which led me to have to then withdraw the bill,” said Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville), sponsor of the original welfare drug testing bill.

The Supreme Court ruled drug testing for political candidates unconstitutional in 1997, striking down a Georgia law. McMillin said he withdrew his bill so he could reintroduce it on Monday with a lawmaker drug testing provision that would pass constitutional muster.

“I’ve only withdrawn it temporarily,” he told HuffPost, stressing he carefully crafted his original bill so that it could survive a legal challenge. Last year a federal judge, citing the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable search and seizure, struck down a Florida law that required blanket drug testing of everyone who applied for welfare.

McMillin’s bill would overcome constitutional problems, he said, by setting up a tiered screening scheme in which people can opt-out of random testing. Those who decline random tests would only be screened if they arouse “reasonable suspicion,” either by their demeanor, by being convicted of a crime, or by missing appointments required by the welfare office.

In the past year Republican lawmakers have pursued welfare drug testing in more than 30 states and in Congress, and some bills have even targeted people who claim unemployment insurance and food stamps, despite scanty evidence the poor and jobless are disproportionately on drugs. Democrats in several states have countered with bills to require drug testing elected officials. Indiana state Rep. Ryan Dvorak (D-South Bend) introduced just such an amendment on Friday.

“After it passed, Rep. McMillin got pretty upset and pulled his bill,” Dvorak said. “If anything, I think it points out some of the hypocrisy. … If we’re going to impose standards on drug testing, then it should apply to everybody who receives government money.”

Dvorak said McMillin was mistaken to think testing the legislature would be unconstitutional, since the stricken Georgia law targeted candidates and not people already holding office.

McMillan, for his part, said he’s coming back with a new bill on Monday, lawmaker testing included. He said he has no problem submitting to a test himself.

“I would think legislators that are here who are responsible for the people who voted them in, they should be more than happy to consent,” he said. “Give me the cup right now and I will be happy to take the test.”

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