Politics

We Need Politicians To Do More Than Just Pray

This morning we all woke up to learn that in under an hour, one man in Nevada had systematically massacred over 50 people, wounded over 500, and inflicted what will surely be life-long trauma on thousands. Las Vegas is now at the top of the list for most casualties in a mass shooting. More exact […]

Health Care

State Event Calendar to Stop Trumpcare

ARIZONA   Cassidy-Graham ACA Replacement Is A Bad Deal Time: Tuesday, September 26 9-10 AM MST Location: 407 W Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701, USA Host: Indivisible Southern Arizona Facebook Event Page   ARKANSAS   Time: Wednesday, September 20, 11 AM- 1 PM CDT Location: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church 12415 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, Arkansas […]

Health Care

Texas Maternal Mortality Rate Skyrockets While State Government Fails to Help

A disturbing statistic has become a major talking point in Texas political campaigns this election cycle. From state house races to the fight for Ted Cruz’s senate seat, candidates are making maternal mortality a component of every healthcare discussion, and it’s a conversation that’s seriously needed. Between 2010 and 2012, Texas’s maternal mortality rate nearly […]

Equality

I’m Heartbroken, but Standing Strong

We at the Feminist Majority have watched with heavy hearts the events that have unfolded over the last week, first in Charlottesville, and then in the President’s shameful and dangerous response, especially at Tuesday’s press conference. Words matter, so I wanted to share a few of my own. The people of all genders, ages, races […]

Equality

School Vouchers: A Threat to Educational Equity

Betsy DeVos, the current Secretary of Education in the Trump administration, has long lauded the virtues of school voucher programs. These programs funnel taxpayer dollars away from public schools and towards subsidies that parents can use to provide their child with a private, charter, or homeschool education instead of a traditional public education. The Obama […]

Health Care

What’s the Deal with this ‘Skinny Repeal’?

As of Thursday morning the Trumpcare debate playing out on the Senate floor is moving full steam ahead, with Republican plans changing by the hour. So far they have held a vote on both a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the Senate’s version of Trumpcare, officially known as the Better Care Reconciliation […]

Health Care

This Week in Trumpcare: What Happens Next?

  On Tuesday, the Senate voted 50-50 on a motion to proceed to a debate on Trumpcare, forcing Vice President Mike Pence to come in and make the tie-breaking vote in favor of moving the bill forward. This means the rest of the week will be filled with debates on the floor, procedural votes, and […]

Health Care

The Super Wealthy GOP Donors Pushing the Dangerous Healthcare Plan

Billionaires are controlling the fate of our healthcare. This may not come as a surprise, knowing the entrenched history between large GOP donors and the party agenda, but this has gone too far. The politicians getting their pockets filled by billionaires are more concerned with what their donors—and potential future sponsors of political opponents—want than […]

Health Care

GOP Trumpcare Plan: Give Over $145 Billion to Corporate Donors

By now, it’s well known that the Senate Trumpcare plan would force 22 million people to go without health insurance. That alone should be enough for Senators to reject this cruel proposal. But, that’s not all. The plan would also stuff the pockets of the health insurance industry to a tune of over $145 billion. […]