NEWARK, Del. (AP)- A liberal advocacy group is urging members of Delaware's congressional delegation to support President Barack Obama's call for higher taxes on wealthier Americans.
Americans for Democratic Action wants Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons to continue their support for allowing Bush-era tax cuts to expire on the top 2 percent of American households, those making over $250,000 a year.
Supporters say the move would raise $1 trillion over the next decade to reduce debt and strengthen programs such as Medicare while helping avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" of tax increases and automatic spending cuts scheduled to hit in January.
The group planned to voice its concerns Monday at the Newark Senior Center. Scheduled speakers include Frederika Jenner, head of the state teachers union.
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