Calls Needed TODAY: Tell Senator Toomey NO to Repeal/Replace the ACA

Update thanks to National Association of Social Workers: Senate Republicans yesterday moved one step closer to their goal of repealing the Affordable Care Act. The motion to proceed to debate on health care reform passed narrowly, 51-50, with the help … Continued

Drillers Are Right – PA Needs Tax Rate on Gas Like Other States: It’s Time for a Severance Tax

Posted at https://www.thirdandstate.org/2017/july/drillers-are-right-%E2%80%93-pa-needs-tax-rate-gas-other-states-it%E2%80%99s-time-severance-tax Jul 21, 2017 09:06 pm | Stephen Herzenberg In its recent letter to Speaker Mike Turzai, the Marcellus Shale Coalition points (in paragraph three) to the effective tax rate (ETR) on production as a key indicator of … Continued

It’s (Loan) Shark Week: Families are Biting Back!

Posted at https://ourfuture.org/20170724/its-loan-shark-week-families-are-biting-back July 24, 2017 Jessica Juarez Scruggs It’s Shark Week, but the most dangerous predators this year aren’t on TV or at the beaches – they are in Washington D.C., where they are menacing families with the help of … Continued

CEO Pay Remains High Relative to the Pay of Typical Workers and High-Wage Earners

Report • By Lawrence Mishel and Jessica Schieder • July 20, 2017 Download PDF Press release Summary What this report finds: This report looks at trends in CEO compensation using two measures of compensation. The first measure includes stock options realized (in addition to salary, bonuses, … Continued

Support Nursing Mothers Who Need a Place to Pump

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): Airplane bathrooms. Parked cars. Utility closets. In a cubicle with absolutely no privacy. These are just some of the places that breastfeeding moms have had to pump breastmilk because they didn’t have access to anything better. … Continued

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