The List Keeps Growing…

Yesterday, the list of women coming forward about experiences of sexual harassment and/or assault continued to grow. With this growing number of allegations, what can be done about this epidemic that infects all aspects of our society? First, leadership in organizations need to make clear a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment and assault. Additionally, workplace...

Started From the Top, Still Here.

Today, the House voted on and passed their version of the tax bill, which will raise taxes on 36 million working and middle-class American families. Trump kicked off the day of the vote by arriving on the Hill to meet with Republican members of Congress and host their own celebrations, before the votes were even...

Just In Time for the Holidays.

Yesterday afternoon, news broke that Senate Republicans decided to add the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate into the Senate tax bill. The last-minute addition would result in 13 more million people uninsured and a sharp increase in premiums. The Senate GOP’s Sneaky Repeal would also result in $25 Billion in cuts...

America…Last?

Today, President Trump will return from a five-country, 12-day trip across Asia, and it certainly was eventful: he blamed the United States for China’s own intransigence on trade and investment, came away with nothing on North Korea aside from a continuation of his juvenile war of words with Kim Jung Un, and couldn’t find a...

The Not-So-Hidden Truth

Yesterday, the House Ways and Means Committee continued its markup of the House GOP’s tax plan. Numerous studies have come out showing how it would negatively affect the middle class—from giving 50 percent of the tax breaks to the top 1 percent to cutting crucial deductions that families all over the country rely on for...

Progressive Issues Win.

Yesterday, elections were held all across the country for a wide range of levels of government – from governors to city councils. And from the elections, one message from voters became clear: progressive issues win. From immigration to health care, successful candidates ran on progressive platforms that seek to expand access and equity to those...

Sunday Horror.

Yesterday, 26 people were killed and 20 were injured while attending church in the small town of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The massacre at First Baptist Church resulted in the deaths of about 7 percent of the town’s population. The victims range from 18 months to 77 years old, including the pastor’s own 14-year-old daughter. The...

Not Winning.

Yesterday, House Republicans released their new tax bill. While some media outlets reported on the plan as a break for the middle class, the reality is much different. Initially, the bill may seem appealing to middle class families in terms of tax cuts. But the proposal is a ticking time bomb, as a new major...

Trumpcare Has Arrived

This morning, President Trump took another hit at Obama’s legacy—and the health care and well-being of millions of Americans—by ending cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). CSRs reductions lower deductibles and out-of-pocket costs for low-income consumers purchasing insurance in the ACA marketplace. This comes just one day after Trump...

A Dangerous Pill To Swallow

Only a few weeks after activism and lots of phone calls prevented another “repeal and replace” bill in Congress, President Trump is increasing his sabotage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The newest attack on your health care comes in the form of an executive order (EO), a form of presidential action that Trump repeatedly...