H.R. 1, the For the People Act, would enact a suite of necessary reforms in the areas of voting rights, campaign finance, ethics, and redistricting. The bill passed the House, but Senate Majority Leader "Mob Boss Mitch" McConnell (E-KY) said he wouldn't bring it up for a vote, because, and I quote, "I get to decide what we vote on." Well, he also called it a "Democrat power grab" -- which I guess he'd know all about, having orchestrated so many Republican power grabs! -- and he also said it was "radical" and "socialist," which is what they all say when they can't win the argument anymore. But regardless of what he says, he doesn't get all the say around here -- we do. Hence People for the American Way helps you tell your Senators to reform our democratic processes by passing the For the People Act. You can also find phone numbers for Mr. McConnell at his website. His D.C. number is (202) 224-2541, but you'll likely have to call one of his local Kentucky numbers to speak with someone.
Meanwhile, pro-discrimination bills are still moving in Tennessee's state legislature, as the full House plans a vote tonight (Monday night) on HB 836, which would not only let private adoption agencies reject gay couples because of their "religious" "beliefs" but force the state to fund such agencies, and the state's Civil Justice Subcommittee is mulling HB 1274, which would force the state to defend any locality that enacts one of them-there "bathroom bills" folks use to humiliate transgender folks. In other words, these bills act like the folks who are used to getting all the say about everything all the time ever are "oppressed," while actually oppressing folks who deviate in some way from what the majority calls "normal." Hence the Tennessee Equality Project helps you tell Tennessee state legislators to reject both HB 836 and HB 1274. One more time: no one in America has any "right" to use "religious" "beliefs" as an excuse to deny other folks their rights.
Finally, the House passed H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would, as you know, give women more tools to fight the wage inequality they face (and yes, they still face wage inequality even when you adjust the data for similar experience and skill). I bet Mob Boss Mitch, being TEH DECIDURZ!!!!!, won't want to hold a vote on that, either, and I bet he'll call it "radical" and "socialist," too, even though neither word aptly describes what the bill would actually do. Is it "radical" or "socialist" to keep employers from retaliating against employees when they discuss wages at their job? Is it "radical or "socialist" to keep employers from refusing to hire people merely because of their past wage history? Of course not. You might better describe these things, and the Paycheck Fairness Act, as "sensible" or "responsible." Hence Moms Rising helps you tell your Senators to support fair wages for women by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act.