Republicans don't just intend to do away with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their health care plans would throw coverage for the 74 million Americans who rely on Medicaid and CHIP (the Children's Health Insurance Program) into chaos.
When you are at an event or meeting with your member of Congress, protect yourself against misinformation spouted by right-wingers who feel compelled to pretend they care about making sure that Americans get the health care we need.
On January 13, the congressman representing my friend Paola voted to take away her health care. Paola is diabetic. Rep. Newhouse’s vote to take away her health care is a vote to take years off her life.
Right-wingers are also using the appropriations process to try to sneak ideological attacks past the American people, such as blocking access to contraception, exclude non-citizens from the Census and let landlords discriminate on race.
For people paying off student debt, the minimum living wage nationally is close to $19 an hour, according to a report released Tuesday by People's Action Institute. No state is close, which is why so many families are struggling.
A groundswell of support for minimum wage ballot initiatives is creating opportunities for community groups to flex their electoral muscle and expand their power to shape politics and the economy for years to come.