H.R. 1384, the new Medicare-for-All health insurance bill, currently has over 100 co-sponsors in the House; you always have to wonder how many of them have signed on in order to sabotage it, but that doesn't change our duty to tell our Congressfolk that we want a single-payer, Medicare-for-All health insurance program in America, as Public Citizen (as well as many other good government groups) helps you do. Certainly don't believe the like that three-quarters of Americans like their health insurance just the way it is, because you can be pretty sure that those folks haven't had to use their health insurance recently (or perhaps aren't, at present, among the approximately one-in-three Americans who've had cost-related problems getting health care in the last year). And certainly don't believe a Medicare-for-All program would cost TEH 32 TRILLYUNZ!!!!, because everyone who beats that drum forgets to tell you that America will spend $49 trillion on health care in the same period. After all, haters gonna hate, and haters don't get all the say around here.
Meanwhile, the Tennessee state legislature plans to consider HB 1152, a bill that would let private adoption agencies discriminate against potential parents based on that agency's "religious" views, which should irk you if you think kids deserve good parents first and foremost, and should irk you some more if you're wondering exactly how a thing (like an adoption agency) can have "views" about anything. What about the religious views of gay folks who want to adopt a child who doesn't have a family? Not nearly as important as the "religious views" of a corporation that would facilitate such an adoption, according to HB 1152. This is about folks hating gays, certainly, but don't forget that it's also about some folks thinking that rights are only for the "right" people, not for "little people" like us. Hence the Tennessee Equality Project -- which has been beating back anti-gay legislation in that state for years -- helps you tell Tennessee state legislators to abandon their efforts to encode discrimination into state law.
Finally, Progress America helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 582/S. 150, the Raise the Wage Act. You know the deal: folks who made $2/hour in the late '60s actually had a stronger minimum wage than we do now at $7.25/hour, because of a little thing called inflation -- what cost $2 in 1969 now costs well over $13 now, so clearly $7.25/hour hasn't been keeping up. And you also know what John Boehner always pretended not to know: that people aren't going to just cut minimum wage jobs if they have to pay their minimum wage workers more, because they're generally the kinds of jobs you can't just "cut," and when minimum wage workers have more money in their pockets, they don't just make ends meet and get ahead a lot better, they also put more money back into the economy. Why, you might even say that a higher minimum wage makes all of us richer. That argument won't impress people who spend all their time trying to make CEOs richer. But they don't get all the say about everything in America, either.