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Fredi Jackson greets U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, outside her home Friday. Jackson, who is in jeopardy of losing her home, hosted a news conference in which Merkley announced his plan to help people who are underwater on their mortgages.
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Originally posted to pdc on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by PDX Metro, Daily Kos Oregon, Koscadia, In Support of Labor and Unions, Milk Men And Women, Pushing back at the Grand Bargain, Social Security Defenders, Climate Hawks, and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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