Good news for people who want to do good: Day 316
News you actually want to know, and what you can do to make a difference.
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.
Senate Republicans are planning to vote on their scheme to hike taxes on the middle class on Friday. That’s today. Right now. Which means there’s still time to stop them. The Center for American Progress has the easy-to-use toolkit you need to contact your senators and tell them to vote no.
Members of Ohio’s IJPC Youth Educating Society — a youth group that advocates for immigrant rights — and a member of Indivisible Dayton confronted their Republican senator, Rob Portman, to ask him to support a clean DREAM Act. They also presented him a report card. He got a C-. Do better, senator.
When Donald Trump traveled to Missouri this week to promote his disastrous tax hike on the middle class, Indivisible St. Louis was there to greet him — by telling him to resign.
Hilarious comedian Chelsea Handler is still hilarious — but she’s also dead serious about getting strong, pro-choice, pro-equality women into office. So she’s working with EMILY’s List to do just that, as she explained on Ellen DeGeneres’ show.
“I want to get women elected,” she said. “I really believe that’s the key to everything.”
It really is.
There are two weeks left for open enrollment, which ends on Dec. 15. That means if you need health insurance, or you’re looking to change your insurance, now is the time to get covered. And then tell everyone you know — your friends, your family, your neighbors, your coworkers — to do the same.
Once you’ve signed up for health care and made sure everyone you know has done the same, take the next step. Take the pledge to be a health care voter — holding elected officials accountable on protecting health care and supporting those who understand access to health care is a right.