You knew it was coming: a slew of action alerts demanding that our Congressfolk reject the House Republican budget, which would give even more handouts to rich people and take real tax relief away from working families, which would slash Social Security benefits and privatize Medicare, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with nothing better. The National Women's Law Center helps you oppose both the House and Senate Republican budget for the damage they'll do to working families. The National Priorities Project helps you tell your Congressfolk to support the Congressional Progressive Caucus's alternative, the People's Budget, which reflects American priorities better than the House Republican budget does. CREDO helps you tell Congressfolk to reject any cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid in their budgets, while Moms Rising helps you tell your Congressfolk to prevent the Republicans' proposed conversion of Medicaid into a block grant program, which lets states use some Medicaid money not to provide health care for lower-income working families. You can bet a man like Scott Walker would give a chunk of Medicaid money away to his corporate cronies and call it "job creation," and we shouldn't stand for that.
Meanwhile, Congress is still spending a lot of time trying to undo the FCC's net neutrality proposals. You can only count on a few things these days, but here's one of them: if our government actually does something for the common benefit of all its people, Congress will do its damndest to destroy it. Why? Because where-oh-where will re-election campaign money come from if corporations can't get their way all the time? And also because Obama. So Demand Progress helps you calling the Congressfolk on the various Congressional committees that have tried to destroy the FCC's net neutrality proposal. (To contact your Reps and Senators generally, you can go here.) Over four million Americans submitted comments to the FCC demanding the most vigorous net neutrality regulations possible, and the FCC's proposal (which isn't "contrary to law," Sen. Cruz, because it uses powers already granted to it by legislation) would let people, not corporations, pick winners and losers on the internet. Yet Republicans still pretend ignorance of all that, because saying "we're doing whatever the big telecoms tell us to do" would give the game away.
Finally, did you know that if you happen to get pregnant outside of healthcare.gov's open enrollment period (from mid-November to mid-February), you can't get health insurance? And since a baby's on the way, you kinda need that. Of course, if certain "qualifying life events" happen to you outside of that enrollment period -- like, that you lose your job, get married, or actually give birth -- you can still sign up using healthcare.gov, but not if you get pregnant. Is that because the birth is nine months off? Hopefully not, because you'd need a lot of health care in the nine months leading up to the birth. So both Planned Parenthood and CREDO help you tell HHS Secretary Burwell to classify pregnancy as a "qualifying life event," and so enable women who don't have health insurance to get it via healthcare.gov if they become pregnant. And right-wingers who say "pregnancy is not a major life event" should answer why a birth is a major life event but pregnancy isn't -- or why pregnancy is a major life event when it's terminated, but not when it begins.