January 11, 2017

An Assault on Our Rights: Donald Trump’s Cabinet Nominees

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated a cabinet that is determined to roll back our rights. These nominees personify the agenda conservatives are pushing to control our bodies, our freedom, our economic security, and our future. During

January 19, 2017

Three Things to Know About Steven Mnuchin

President-Elect Donald Trump has nominated Steven Mnuchin, his campaign’s financial advisor, to serve as Secretary of the Treasury, a position made famous by Alexander Hamilton and made cool by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Treasury Department oversees our

January 19, 2017

Worst TBT Ever: When Being a Woman Was a Pre-Existing Condition

As part of our #WorstTBTEver blog series, this week we focus on a central part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that protects people with pre-existing conditions – in other words, people who get sick or

January 19, 2017

What We Learned in the DeVos Hearing: She’s Unfit for Office

Tuesday night, the Senate HELP Committee held a sham hearing on Betsy DeVos, Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Department of Education. Despite repeated requests from Members to allow more time for questioning, Chairman Lamar Alexander

January 16, 2017

This MLK Day, Do More Than Share an Uplifting Quote

Today, you’ll probably see your feeds filled with inspirational quotes and images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – but little commitment to action. Hey, we’ve probably been guilty of just hitting share and moving on

January 11, 2017

Day 1: Sen. Sessions’ Record Speaks Louder Than Anything He Said Yesterday

Over the course of more than three decades, Senator Sessions has been nothing if not consistent. For example, he described Roe v. Wade as one of the worst, “colossally erroneous Supreme Court decisions of all time”

January 13, 2017

My Failed Romance With La La Land

I’m just going to put it out there. I’m tired of watching white people as the only leads in film. After seeing La La Land, I’ve decided that I’m done watching movies where people of color

January 13, 2017

Anti-ACA Votes Make Senate Priorities Clear

From the moment the new Congress started, opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as “Obamacare,” have doggedly pursued repealing the health care law.  Repeal is a path that leads to disaster—2.6 million jobs

January 13, 2017

Whose Labor Secretary? Workers Speak Out Against Puzder

Andy Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants (CKE), a company that owns fast-food chains including Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., has been nominated to be the Secretary of Labor. But Puzder’s record suggests only hostility for American

January 12, 2017

No, Congress Hasn’t Repealed Obamacare – Yet.

If you—like most individuals—happened to be sleeping last night around 1:30 AM EST, you might have missed members of the U.S. Senate making final votes to lay the procedural groundwork to repeal the Affordable Care Act

January 12, 2017

The Worst Throwback Thursday Ever

As some members in Congress are rushing to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, they are failing to address the real-world impact repeal will have on real people.  So what are the

January 12, 2017

Texas Injunction on Health Care Rule is a Demand for the Right to Discriminate

When Texas goes wrong, it goes wrong big. On the last day of 2016, a federal judge in Texas rolled back antidiscrimination protections not just for Texas residents but for the entire United States by taking

January 12, 2017

Senate Should Give Betsy DeVos a Failing Grade

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 17. That’s the date the Senate will hold their hearing on Betsy DeVos, the President-Elect’s pick to head the U.S. Department of Education. The hearing has already been rescheduled once

January 12, 2017

Will an Attorney General Sessions Empower Religious Liberty to Trump Reproductive and Civil Rights?

During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, Senator Sessions said that religious freedom would be a high priority for him as Attorney General. He elaborated vaguely by saying that “There are situations where