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Tell Congress to protect Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and Social Security!
Conservative lawmakers are trying to put Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act on the chopping block instead of making the wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
This week Health Care for America Now (HCAN) and its partners are planning a massive push to let the deficit fearmongers know where the American people stand: Cuts to these vital programs are unacceptable, and we cannot continue to let wealthy corporations get away with paying less than their fair share of taxes.
To break through the clutter, HCAN is using the social media tool Thunderclap to ensure that our message is heard. Thunderclap allows Twitter and Facebook users to send the same message at the same time, amplifying their words for maximum impact.
Choose “Support with Twitter” or “Support with Facebook” – or both! With your help, thousands of people across the country will demand that big corporations pay their fair share and that Washington not cut important programs like health care and Social Security.
President Obama announces an additional $155 million in humanitarian aid for those affected by the violence of the Assad regime. This aid from the American people is providing food, clean water, medicine, medical treatment, immunizations for children, clothing, and winter supplies for millions of people in need inside Syria and in neighboring countries.
We need to let our Congressional leaders know that their work is not over until they finally pass comprehensive immigration reform that creates a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented Americans.
To our leaders in Congress:
During this critical moment in the fight for immigration reform, leaders in Congress on both sides of the aisle are weighing in on plans for legislation — but true reform is not complete unless it allows for those living in the shadows to come forward and take part in full citizenship in our nation.
I demand nothing less than a path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants as part of immigration reform — and I call on legislators like you to rise to the challenge of our time, and to support a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million undocumented Americans.
Donna De La Cruz
Reform Immigration FOR America
“I want my three daughters to grow up in a world where women have the freedom to make their own decisions about their bodies and their futures.”
Last week, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade with “40,” a short film uniting cause with creativity put together from the incredible work of 40 pro-choice photographers.
It has been 40 years since Roe, and sharing stories about choice with each other has never been so important.
A group of eight bipartisan Senators held a news conference in the U.S. Capitol to… More »