Thursday, September 19, 2019

Legislative low-lights: Abortion restrictions sweep through GOP-held legislatures

Here is a look at the anti-choice and anti-LGBTQ legislation as it works its way through state legislatures.
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A lame-duck ‘legislative coup:’ Wisconsin GOP stages last-minute power grab before Dems take office

Republican legislators worked throughout Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning to pass a sweeping package of lame-duck bills to give power to the Republican-controlled Legislature before Republican Governor Scott Walker leaves office in January.

House unveils Paycheck Fairness Act to address unfair pay gaps in the US

"Because it is time that we pay people what they are worth and not how little they are desperate enough to accept."

The Prison-Industrial Complex Takes Another Hit

Officials who built their careers on mass incarceration are now calling for this madness to end. Could this be a turning point for the prison-industrial complex?

Melania Trump’s parents obtain U.S. citizenship via chain migration

“I guess when it’s Melania’s Family, it’s ‘family reunification’ and should be applauded. Everybody else, it’s ‘chain migration’ and must be stopped.”

Anti-American, anti-truth White House

Of course, Trump’s many lawyers are spreading fake news as fast as possible.

CBO analysis shows $15 federal minimum wage would raise pay for 27 million workers...

A Congressional Budget Office analysis published Monday showed that raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 would significantly increase pay...
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Investigation: Substandard medical care in ICE detention is killing immigrants, endangering lives

"ICE, the agency that’s detaining now 40,000 people… and wants to expand, cannot provide adequately for the safety of the people that it holds.”

The Amerikan Addiction Network

If you took a few moments of pause, you would realize that it should be our government which should be helping those with addictions- many such ones that have occurred because of the power of Big Pharma.

This is how Medicare for All will save lives

The current administration is, however, moving in the opposite direction, trying to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would end coverage for 21 million people.