In the middle of all this Trump-caused chaos comes H.R. 3423, the Social Security Commission Act, which would create yet another commission purportedly aiming to keeping Social Security "solvent." But H.R. 3423 mandates that Congress consider any bill coughed up by this Commission under "expedited rules," meaning full House and Senate votes less than a month after the bill's introduction and, of course, no amendments. Anyone else see a vehicle to pass an unpopular bill that would cut the benefits we've worked for and fought for? Particularly given that the 13-member Commission would, at least until 2020, have a Republican majority? I guess none of that matters to the bill's main sponsor, Rep. Delaney (D-MD); all that matters is that the bill has a "bipartisan" sheen, with two sponsors from each party in the House. Social Security Works helps you tell your Congressfolk to reject any back-door attempt to cut Social Security benefits, which means rejecting H.R. 3423.
Meanwhile, the legislature of North Carolina seemed well on its way to passing a bill that would exonerate any person who accidentally (or, more likely, "accidentally") drove into protestors -- before, of course, that incident where a Nazi wannabe actually did drive a car into protestors, killing one person and injuring 19 more. Of course, North Carolina ain't the only state that's mulled such legislation this year (five others have done so, though none came close to passing a bill) and maybe your state legislature is contemplating how unpopular our government is and how they can best curtail your free speech without just arresting people and putting them in jail. So Demand Progress helps you tell your state legislators to reject any efforts to grant drivers immunity when they drive into protestors. The North Carolina Senate, by the way, has lately been averse to actually considering the bill, but that could just be a possum game on their part. So let's not be caught sleeping.