As an alternative to incremental Obama budget proposals and reactionary Republican budget proposals, the Congressional Progressive Caucus has introduced the People's Budget. Long story short, the People's Budget would tax millionaire income harder than our government does now (though having five separate tax brackets separated by one percentage point each is a head-scratcher, at least to me) and would spend more on maintaining our nation's infrastructure than our government does now. It would do a crapload of other good stuff, too, like institute a financial transaction (or "Robin Hood") tax, permit Medicare to negotiate its own drug prices, tax investment income at the same rate as income derived from work, fund public campaign financing, replace the Affordable Care Act's "Cadillac" tax with a public option, and crack down on corporate tax avoidance -- all things we fight for every day. The Economic Policy Institute joins with Sign Here Now to help you tell your Congressfolk to support the People's Budget.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Congressfolk to support H.R. 2654/S. 1512, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, then the National Women's Law Center still helps you do that. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would prevent employers from failing to accommodate their pregnant workers (except where such accommodations would impose undue hardships upon the employer, which I mention because right-wingers will pretend that part doesn't exist in the bill), and it would prevent employers from refusing to hire, or retaliate against, their pregnant workers. The bill would also keep employers from forcing unnecessary accommodations upon their workers. And no, John Kasich, pregnant workers can't "just work from home" -- not if they're cashiers, not if they're waitresses, not if they're health care workers, not if they're warehouse workers. And when even the Supreme Court recognizes the need for pregnant folks to have reasonable accommodations at work, Congress has no business holding their fingers in their ears.