Abortion is a constitutional right, period. If men were the ones giving birth, I doubt that this would be in question. We must stand up and defend a woman’s right to control her own body. We must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade as the law of the land.
A rigged economic and political system is when billionaires spend $1.2 billion in campaign contributions to buy politicians in the last election, become $2 trillion richer during the pandemic and pay a lower effective tax rate than a nurse. Yes, we must abolish Citizens United.
Now is the time for Senate Democrats to put legislation on the floor that addresses the needs of working families and challenge Republicans to vote against these important and popular initiatives. cnn.com/2022/01/20/opi…
I sent a letter today to the CEO of Kroger with a simple message: the company, which is doing very well, can afford to provide grocery store workers – the true heroes and heroines of this pandemic – good wages, good benefits, safe working conditions and reliable work schedules.
If you think the Freedom to Vote Act makes sense, you’re worried about American democracy, and you’re prepared to vote for the bill, then why are two Democrats wasting everybody's time and not voting for the rule change to see this through?
That I do not understand.
As every member of the Senate knows, the rules around here get changed all the time. If we can change the rules to prevent a default on our national debt, if we can change the rules to confirm Supreme Court justices, we can certainly change the rules to save American democracy.
Not all masks are created equal. N95s are far more effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19. I applaud the Biden Administration for making 400 million N95 masks available for free around the country. It is a good first step, and more must be done.
Tomorrow, the Senate is going to be casting an enormously important vote about whether we preserve the foundations of democracy. As of now, two Democrats will join the Republicans to vote against us and we will lose that vote. Let me tell you why I hope they change their minds.
Last year, CEOs of the top 350 firms in the U.S. made, on average, 351 times more than a typical worker.
To my mind, that is absurd. It is time to end the obscene levels of income inequality in this country.
Afghanistan is facing a humanitarian catastrophe. I urge the Biden administration to immediately release billions in frozen Afghan government funds to help avert this crisis, and prevent the death of millions of people.
Since June of last year, 17 states have enacted 28 new laws that restrict voting access.
Let's be clear. If we are serious about calling ourselves a democracy, we must make it easier for people to vote – not harder.
As the voting rights bill finally comes to the floor of the Senate, there is only one vote which will really matter. Will 50 Democrats vote to override the filibuster, protect American democracy and pass the bill, or will Manchin and Sinema vote with the GOP and let the bill die?
This is what the undermining of American democracy looks like. This is what is taking place all across the country. This is why it is an outrage that two Democratic senators have joined Republicans in refusing to pass the Freedom to Vote bill. twitter.com/washingtonpost…
It is a sad day when two members of the Democratic Caucus are prepared to allow the Freedom to Vote Act to fail and undermine the future of American democracy. I hope very much they will reconsider their positions.
Instead of providing the kind of wages and benefits that the workers need, Warrior Met has made a totally unsatisfactory offer. Mr. Fink must tell the company’s executives to sit down and negotiate a fair contract now.
Millions of people are hurting. They are struggling to put food on the table for their kids. Meanwhile, the rich are better off than they have ever been. That is the economic reality facing this country right now.