Pennsylvania residents, take note: SB 300/HB 300 (now that's a statistical oddity!) would amend Pennsylvania's 1955 law outlawing discrimination on basis of race, religion, ancestry, or age so that gays and lesbians can enjoy its protections as well. The 1955 law mainly treats matters of employment, loans, and real estate, but, as you know, more than half of America's states still don't prevent employers from discriminating against gays and lesbians -- and with several national organizations' (short-sighted, I believe) withdrawal of support for ENDA in the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, this is our way of getting gays and lesbians the protections they deserve in Pennsylvania. And why should gays be shut out of renting or buying a house in a particular area? Wouldn't it be nice to turn the conversation for once away from people's supposed "right" to discriminate against whoever they don't like based on their "sincere religious beliefs"? So Keystone Progress helps you tell your Pennsylvania state legislator to support SB 300/HB 300. Because, last I looked, everyone had rights in America.
Meanwhile, if you missed previous opportunities to tell the Senate to pass S. 2742, which would mandate future Social Security Administration office closures go before the public, then the Campaign for America's Future still helps you do that. The Social Security Administration has nearly blank-check power to do this now, and they're planning on closing a dozen field offices in the near future, saying it's not such a big deal because seniors can just use laptops and smartphones to contact the SSA. That'll greatly comfort the seniors who have arthritis and vision problems preventing them from using laptops and computers well enough to accomodate the SSA's "progressive" vision! And while we should be careful not to think of seniors as folks who can't adapt to new technology, many of them would rather have people help them through problems. And what's wrong with that? It is how most people relate, after all, not just seniors. And keeping offices open keeps people employed, which means what? Saving good jobs, that's what. Getting rid of government employees really isn't a very good "job creation" program.