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ActiVote Poll: Prescription Drug Prices

The US spends far more on healthcare per person than any other developed country in the world. A major contributor to the cost difference is the price of prescription drugs, which are, on average, about twice as expensive as in other developed countries, and form 17% of total healthcare costs.  In recent years, pharmaceutical companies…
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Politics Plotted @Politicon

We spent the weekend in Music City (Nashville, TN) at Politicon, which is “The Unconventional Political Convention”. Politicon brings together a diverse group of political opinions in attendees, speakers and exhibitors which made for some great conversations! As some of you may have read before we wanted to do a social experiment and plot the…
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Politicon 2019 : Political Universe

ActiVote is excited to be attending Politicon in Nashville next weekend (Oct 26-27).  A bi-partisan conference of political junkies getting together to talk politics and listen to speakers from both sides of the spectrum.  We are excited to be there! While we are there we will be conducting a political experiment.  We will work hard to…
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ActiVote Poll: Marginal Tax Rate

The “marginal tax rate” is the percentage of tax you pay over “brackets” of your income. For instance, for the first approximately $10,000 of income, the marginal tax rate is 10%, thus about $1,000 in tax. Over the next ~$30,000 the marginal tax rate is 12%, thus another about $3,600 in tax. The “maximum marginal…
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ActiVote Poll: Federal Minimum Wage?

The Federal Minimum Wage was raised to $7.25 on July 24th, 2009. In the 10 years since then inflation has been approximately 20%, steadily reducing the purchasing value of that $7.25 wage.  An ActiVote poll asking about the Federal Minimum Wage shows that only 1% of respondents would like it to remain at $7.25. So,…
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Let’s be friends!

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” ~Woodrow Wilson One of our users, Lynne, downloaded ActiVote two months ago and at the time went through all her contacts to link them to their voter record and to see where and when they could vote. Some are local friends who can…
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Public Service

Four decades ago, a newly appointed US Ambassador was asked why he had accepted the job offer after many years working in the private sector. He explained that he had spent ⅓ of his life getting an education, ⅓ of his life working for a living and was hoping to spend the final ⅓ of his…
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All in a day in Greater Mattapan

After the success of our previous blog we have partnered with the Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council to talk about the day in the life for a Mattapan family! Each and every day, the decisions made by our elected officials affect the residents of Greater Mattapan. Let’s put a lens to the daily activities of a…
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Day in the Life

Jenny’s plane from Houston touches down in Boston at Logan Airport. She is tired, but happy to be home. She works her way through the bustle of activity at the airport and gets on bus SL1 to South Station, where she starts her walk through Chinatown. A police officer is guiding traffic around a sidewalk…
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All Politics is Local

When people talk about politics, it is almost always about National Politics. Policy discussions are about what’s happening in Congress, what the Cabinet is doing or what decision is before the Supreme Court. The rhetoric is dominated by the latest feud between those with a national profile or who is up or down in the…
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