search
Sections List
American Journal News

Good news for people who want to do good: Day 287

Welcome to your daily roundup of good news about good people, how you can help make a difference — and a picture of President Obama to get you through the day. Democrats roll out a new plan help working Americans While Republicans continue to fight amongst themselves, Democrats have a brand new plan to help […]

By Kaili Joy Gray - November 02, 2017
Share
President Barack Obama

Democrats roll out a new plan help working Americans

While Republicans continue to fight amongst themselves, Democrats have a brand new plan to help working Americans. This new addition to the Democrats’ Better Deal would strengthen the rights of workers and give them the power and tools and protection they need.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi explained, in an exclusive statement to Shareblue Media, why the Democrats’ new plan is so critical for working Americans:

The hard-working women and men in organized labor have paved the path to higher wages, better health care, safer working conditions and stronger retirement security for all. Right now, the One Percent is doubling down on their attempts to take away the rights of workers — who also face a staggering assault under the Republicans’ ruinous tax bill.

Under Democrats’ new plank in A Better Deal, we will ban laws that undermine workers’ freedom to negotiate through unions; ensure accountability for predatory corporations that violate workers’ rights; and strengthen the right to strike for better wages and working conditions.

ACTION ALERT: Get covered — because President Obama said so

If you need health insurance or want to look for other health insurance options, the time is now. Go to healthcare.gov to find the right option for you. And make sure all your friends, family, neighbors, and everyone you know does the same. Thanks to Obamacare, we all have a right to affordable health care. Make sure you use it.

Michigan’s got talent!

This is truly amazing. A man in Michigan wrote a song for his congressman, Republican Dave Trott, and his horrible bill, H.R. 1849, which would exempt law firms like the one Trott happens to own from certain consumer protections against abusive debt collection practices. You might recognize the melody, and you’ll definitely enjoy the lyrics.

https://twitter.com/IndivisibleMich/status/925376062804123648

ACTION ALERT: Help reunite 10-year-old Rosa Maria with her family

The story of what is happening to 10-year-old Rosa Maria Hernandez and her family is nothing short of horrifying. A week ago, she was being rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery when the ambulance she was in was stopped at an immigration checkpoint. Border Patrol agents followed her to the hospital and then immediately detained her after her surgery. She’s now being held by the government, separated from her family because of their immigration status.

It’s a tragic story, but you can help. The ACLU has an easy tool for you to use to contact the Office of Refugee Resettlement and demand Rosa Maria be released immediately and reunited with her family.

Tough-as-nails Sen. Tammy Duckworth gets tough on the drumbeat to war

Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth was an Iraq war veteran and hero before she was a member of Congress. And when it comes to matters of war, and keeping our troops safe, she does not mess around. So because Donald Trump continues to hint at war with North Korea without seeming to understand the consequences of such a war, the senator sent a letter to him, demanding he come clean about the cost of the war he seems so eager to have:

I fear the country is being deprived of an accurate assessment of what war against the DPRK would entail. Every citizen requires a transparent assessment of these costs to hold their elected representatives accountable for votes that carry life or death consequences. Accordingly, I am requesting you act swiftly to provide the public with declassified estimates of potential casualties, costs and a range of end states that could result from a limited or full-scale war against the DPRK. […]

We must never allow the consequences of war to be hidden from Americans. To be clear, I am not a dove, but I am also not a reckless hawk, with scant appreciation for what the men and women in uniform, and their families, sacrifice every single day on behalf of our great nation. As long as I am serving in the United States Senate, I will do everything in my power to prevent a repeat of the past rush to war.

Trump might not care about the consequences of war, but at least there’s a real war hero in the Senate who does and isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions for all of us.

ACTION ALERT: Pink out the vote in Virginia

Election Day in Virginia is less than a week away, and there’s a lot riding on this race — for the next governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and 100 delegate seats that will determine the commonwealth’s future. Whether you live in Virginia or just want to help, it’s important to make sure to get out the vote. Planned Parenthood of Virginia is here to help:

Hillary Clinton is still ready if you want it, Fox News

Hillary Clinton appeared on “The Daily Show” Wednesday, and host Trevor Noah had a little gift for her: a montage of Fox News hosts and guests referring to her presidency. If only.

“This seems to be a theme with them,” she said. “And I can only say, if they want to make that world a reality, I’m still ready.”


AJ News
Get the latest news here first.

Tai News

Newsletter
Read More
AJ News
Latest
Republican David McCormick invests millions in website that platforms Holocaust denial

Republican David McCormick invests millions in website that platforms Holocaust denial

By Jesse Valentine - February 09, 2024
Lawmakers will again take up bills expanding, tightening gun laws

Lawmakers will again take up bills expanding, tightening gun laws

By Annmarie Timmins, New Hampshire Bulletin - January 31, 2024
UAW delivers rousing presidential endorsement for Biden over ‘scab’ Trump

UAW delivers rousing presidential endorsement for Biden over ‘scab’ Trump

By Ashley Murray, States Newsroom - January 24, 2024
Republicans Sam Brown and Jeff Gunter sling mud in Nevada senate primary

Republicans Sam Brown and Jeff Gunter sling mud in Nevada senate primary

By Jesse Valentine - January 17, 2024
A Young Texas Woman Almost Died Due To The Texas Abortion Bans – Now She’s Battling To Save Other Women

A Young Texas Woman Almost Died Due To The Texas Abortion Bans – Now She’s Battling To Save Other Women

By Bonnie Fuller - January 10, 2024
Health care legislation preview: Maryland advocates want to focus on access, patients in 2024 session

Health care legislation preview: Maryland advocates want to focus on access, patients in 2024 session

By Danielle J. Brown, Maryland Matters - January 08, 2024
How GOP senate hopefuls try to excuse the  January 6 insurrection

How GOP senate hopefuls try to excuse the  January 6 insurrection

By Jesse Valentine - January 05, 2024
NH lawmakers will be taking up major voting bills this year. Here are some to watch for.

NH lawmakers will be taking up major voting bills this year. Here are some to watch for.

By Ethan DeWitt, New Hampshire Bulletin - January 04, 2024
Republican US Senate candidates want to make Trump’s tax cuts permanent 

Republican US Senate candidates want to make Trump’s tax cuts permanent 

By Jesse Valentine - December 22, 2023
Rand Paul went all in on the Kentucky governor’s race. It didn’t work.

Rand Paul went all in on the Kentucky governor’s race. It didn’t work.

By - December 15, 2023
Texas governor and attorney general do little to curb state’s chemical plant crisis

Texas governor and attorney general do little to curb state’s chemical plant crisis

By Jesse Valentine - December 08, 2023
Likely GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde proposed tax hike for poorer workers and retirees

Likely GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde proposed tax hike for poorer workers and retirees

By Jesse Valentine - December 07, 2023
Whitmer signs specific criminal penalties for assaulting health care workers into law

Whitmer signs specific criminal penalties for assaulting health care workers into law

By Anna Liz Nichols, Michigan Advance - December 06, 2023
105 Republicans voted to expel Santos for things Trump has also done

105 Republicans voted to expel Santos for things Trump has also done

By Jesse Valentine - December 05, 2023
For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, another Trump term is another chance to kill Obamacare

For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, another Trump term is another chance to kill Obamacare

By Jesse Valentine - December 04, 2023
Florida Sen. Rick Scott backs Donald Trump in revived push to repeal Obamacare

Florida Sen. Rick Scott backs Donald Trump in revived push to repeal Obamacare

By Jesse Valentine - November 30, 2023
Tate Reeves took donations from power company that hiked customer rates

Tate Reeves took donations from power company that hiked customer rates

By Jesse Valentine - November 06, 2023
Daniel Cameron ran on depoliticizing the Kentucky AG’s office. He made it more political.

Daniel Cameron ran on depoliticizing the Kentucky AG’s office. He made it more political.

By Jesse Valentine - November 03, 2023
Republican operatives sound every alarm on current trajectory of 2023 governor’s race

Republican operatives sound every alarm on current trajectory of 2023 governor’s race

By Adam Ganucheau, Mississippi Today - October 24, 2023
Republican Bernie Moreno opposes existence of minimum wage

Republican Bernie Moreno opposes existence of minimum wage

By Jesse Valentine - February 23, 2024
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott floats building a wall on the Oklahoma border

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott floats building a wall on the Oklahoma border

By Jesse Valentine - February 22, 2024
More than 48,600 18-year-olds are registered to vote in Ohio, a 35% increase from late August

More than 48,600 18-year-olds are registered to vote in Ohio, a 35% increase from late August

By Megan Henry, Ohio Capital Journal - February 22, 2024
Not if, but when: Parents of slain Parkland students urge Utah lawmakers to pass school safety bill

Not if, but when: Parents of slain Parkland students urge Utah lawmakers to pass school safety bill

By Kyle Dunphey, Utah News Dispatch - February 21, 2024
Key takeaways from Monday’s U.S. Senate Ohio Republican primary debate

Key takeaways from Monday’s U.S. Senate Ohio Republican primary debate

By Nick Evans, Ohio Capital Journal - February 20, 2024
Human, financial costs of gun violence are growing dramatically, health care group says

Human, financial costs of gun violence are growing dramatically, health care group says

By Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal - February 20, 2024