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Why I Got Arrested For #MedicareForAll

A few weeks ago I was in handcuffs, one of six People’s Action members arrested at Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office in Washington, D.C.. We engaged in a peaceful protest after we asked Mitch to step out of the way of #MedicareForAll, and he refused. Why was I there,...

Alabama Won’t Roll Over To The Rising Tide Of Hate

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey just signed the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the country. Doctors now face up to 99 years in prison for offering to end pregnancies, with nearly no exceptions - including cases of incest and rape. Once again, the people of Alabama...

Candidates, Listen Up! Students Need Free College For All

My name is Naomi Runder. I’m an organizer with Iowa Student Action and a student at Grinnell College.  I never expected to be a student in Iowa. For a while, I wasn’t even sure whether I could be a student anywhere. As I was preparing to graduate high school in...

Medicare For All Is The Care Every Family Needs

My name is Dr. Laura Kaplan-Weisman, and I am a family physician from Maryland. I provide primary care to people of all ages and all walks of life, and I feel strongly that what our country needs now is universal health care. That’s why I traveled to Washington to...

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