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Take Texas Back From ALEC!ALEC skirts the law restricting lobbying activities and gifts to politicians, and pushes its ideologically driven agenda through model bills that put corporate profits and the right-wing agenda before the needs of working people. What are just some of the laws that ALEC and Laubenberg have promoted, and in many cases, already imposed on Texans? • Stand your Ground Bill • Voter ID Bill • Women’s Sonogram Bill • Sanctuary Cities Bill • Anti-ACA Legislation These actions are hurting millions of Texans, undermining public education, damaging our environment, cutting off access to healthcare, and making our streets, homes and workplaces less safe.
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in Wisconsin
Raise the minimum wage to $10.25 per hour in Brownsville, TX
Raise the minimum wage to $12/hour in Dallas, TX
Raise the minimum wage in the state of Arizona to $10.15 an hour
Women's Health Matters. Let Michigan Decide!Forcing women to buy additional insurance to protect their reproductive choices is sexist and classist. It is a concentrated attack on women—particularly those who cannot afford the extra fee of the abortion rider. Prohibiting insurers from providing comprehensive health care unnecessarily involves the government in the free market economy. This act is so extreme, it forbids coverage of an abortion even in the case of rape and incest, penalizing women for situations beyond their control. Even Gov. Snyder knows that this measure is too extreme for Michigan -- he vetoed this legislation in 2012. But because this was a petition initiative, it would be veto-proof if passed through the legislature this time. Fewer than 10 % of voters have had the opportunity to voice their view on this crucial issue. That leaves more than 90% of us without a voice. Bring the issue to the judgement of the people who it affects most--the voters.
Show Inequality for All
Show Inequality for All
Show Inequality for All
Hands Off Women's Healthcare!1. This would PREVENT ABORTION COVERAGE from being provided automatically by employers, even cases of RAPE and INCEST. 2. As you know, and as the "NO Taxes for Abortion Insurance" campaign does not make clear, already, NO TAX DOLLARS CURRENTLY GO TO ABORTION COVERAGE. None can, and none will even if you vote any Abortion Opt-Out Legislation down. A vote against this proposed legislation continues to keep tax-payer money separate from any and all abortion funding. 3. Abortions are not planned. DO NOT FORCE WOMEN TO PLAN FOR ABORTIONS. Women do not know when they could be the victim of rape or plan on a fetus whose life is threatened by a deadly, debilitating condition. 4. We object to the misleading nomenclature of "Abortion Insurance Opt-Out." The legislation DOES NOT PROVIDE AN OPT-OUT for women who don't desire abortion coverage, it forces women who do to opt-in, and pay extra. It UNFAIRLY PENALIZES WOMEN FOR SEEKING COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE.
Tell Texas State Senator Wendy Davis to Keep Fighting for FamiliesTexas Governor Rick Perry called the Texas Legislature into special session to consider bills that would boost highway funding and enact one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country. In the waning hours of the 30 day special session, State Senator Wendy Davis took to the Senate floor to filibuster the anti-abortion bill. For over 11 hours she stood firm in an effort to talk the bill to death. Falling short of the midnight deadline for adjournment, other Senators delayed the final vote by parliamentary maneuvers. Unable to silence the crowd assembled in the Senate Chamber, the Lt. Governor was unable to conduct a vote on the bill prior to the midnight required adjournment. Not ready to admit defeat, Texas Governor Rick Perry has called the legislature into special session again convening July 1. At that time lawmakers will again take up consideration of the bill to enact some of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws in the United States. Senator Davis has said she is prepared to fight again. She released the following statement Wednesday evening: "Misplaced priorities of legislative leaders squandered a tremendous opportunity to make much needed improvements in our transportation infrastructure and help create good jobs and bring businesses to Texas. Despite urging by responsible members of the Senate to bring up the matter of transportation, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst derailed as much as much as $1 billion per year in transportation funding by stubbornly pushing divisive, failed legislation attacking women’s health care options. If leaders are serious about using this second called special session to improve the lives of Texans by repairing and expanding our transportation networks, they will find no greater ally than me. If they intend to keep pushing their extreme personal political agenda ahead of the interests of Texas families, I will not back off of my duty to fight on their behalf.” We need to let Senator Davis know we stand with her in this important fight.