Paul Ryan, Tom Price and other Republican Party leaders resort to lying about the facts of the health care repeal they hope to drive through the Senate. That's because the facts of this repeal are simply repugnant, and morally indefensible.
Citizens everywhere are asking hard questions to the 217 Republicans who voted in Congress to repeal Obamacare. People's Action's Julie Chinitz offers tips on how to talk with friends, family and our leaders about why healthcare matters.
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.