S. 915, the Reward Work Act, would make corporations ensure that employees comprise at least a third of the seats on their boards of directors, and would also prevent corporations from indulging in stock buybacks, as they've been doing since the 2017 tax "reform" cut their tax rate from 35% to 21%. How many times must I tell these pimps! Corporations don't invest windfalls in their workers, but in executive pay and executive power; if you want a corporation to invest in workers, you have to tax them harder, so that they're faced with the choice of spending money on workers or giving it to our government in taxes. That's how it worked during the New Deal era, after all. And putting more workers on decision-making boards will induce those boards to make better decisions, maybe even decisions reflecting realities in the workplace! So Americans for Financial Reform helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass the Reward Work Act.
Pennsylvania residents, take note: the Senate is mulling SB 149, popularly known as Marsy's Law, which purports to create "victims' rights" in our state Constitution. Maybe that sounds like a good idea, but SB 149 would allow alleged victims to withhold information sought by the accused, which violates our constitutional habeus corpus rights, and would further mandate a "prompt conclusion" of their case and an end to "unreasonable delay," both of which could also violate your due process rights. And you have to remember that, as a person accused of a crime, you wouldn't just face your accuser -- you'd also face your government and all the power it can marshal against you. That's why defendants get what seem to be "extra" rights -- they actually level the playing field. And just remember: you could be a defendant at any time. Hence the ACLU helps you tell your state legislators to reject the wrongheaded Marsy's Law.
If you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Senators to pass H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, then Moms Rising still helps you do that. The House passed the Paycheck Fairness Act a few weeks back, but Senate Majority Leader "Mob Boss Mitch" McConnell (E-KY) has famously said -- about that other big House-passed bill, the For the People Act -- that, and I quote, "I get to decide what we vote on." That should strike you as profoundly undemocratic. And it should also strike you that if we want a democratic nation, we should all get in our Senators' grills until they can't avoid our will any longer. It's not like the Paycheck Fairness Act is some stupid piece of crap like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or the Affordable Care Act "skinny repeal" bill -- the Paycheck Fairness Act would give women more tools with which they can fight pay inequity, and what's wrong with that? Not a damn thing, that's what. So let's make sure the Senate hears us.