El Salvador's abortion ban, which has no exception for rape, incest, or life of the mother, has apparently prompted the government there to force 13-year-old girls to give birth, and the government also routinely arrests and jails women for miscarriages and stillbirths. Nobody could have predicted that such a "zero tolerance" policy would lead to such abject injustice! Has the government of El Salvador helped a sister out by maybe making contraception easily available? Of course not -- the number one birth control method for women in El Salvador is still sterilization. Of course, we shouldn't congratulate ourselves on our relative enlightenment -- not even 35 years ago you could hardly talk about condoms in America! -- but injustice is injustice, and we should fight it wherever we find it. So Amnesty International helps you tell El Salvador's Minister of Justice to end that nation's total abortion ban.
Meanwhile, the House passed the nefarious H.R. 620 earlier this month, and though they call H.R. 620 the ADA Education and Reform Act, it actually forces victims of discrimination to "educate" perpetrators (like big corporations that don't build entry ramps) about their discrimination -- discrimination that's been illegal for close to 30 years, so where have they been?. Then the discriminators get to avoid the suit entirely as long as they put together a plan to stop discriminating and make some undefined "substantial progress" in executing that plan in six months' time! The right loves to whine about TEH TOO MANYZ LAWSUITZ!!!!, but they'd rather look for "frivolous" lawsuits among the wheelchair-bound than, say, corporations, which file the vast majority of lawsuits in America. So Brittany Mozingo, of Martins Ferry, OH, has started a petition on Change.org with which you may tell your Senators to protect the disabled by rejecting H.R. 620.
Finally, Americans for Tax Fairness helps you tell your Congressfolk to lift the cap on payroll taxes, so that income above $128,400 can be taxed into the Social Security system. If the wealthier members of society paid more into Social Security -- a burden they can most certainly bear! -- then people like our President and Paul Ryan wouldn't be able to argue that we have to cut Social Security benefits or get rid of Social Security Disability benefits or cut the Social Security Administration's budget. Moreover, "sensible" "bipartisan" Democrats wouldn't be able to use hifalutin techniques like "Chained CPI" (which tells us so, so little about seniors' fixed costs!) to cut earned benefits. Even better, with the payroll tax cap gone, our seniors could enjoy a more dignified and secure retirement. That is, after all, the point of Social Security, though depriving bad people of bad arguments is a nice side effect.