Making sure that every American has the freedom to thrive—no matter their race, ethnicity or wealth—includes ensuring they each have a voice in our democracy. The For the People Act would promote early voting, same-day voter registration and online voter registration, end partisan gerrymandering, strengthen election security and crack down on dark money donors. But we need the Senate to pass it. Tell your Senator: Support S. 1, the For the People Act.
The American Rescue Plan
Working people and their advocates are breathing a collective sigh of relief after the Senate passed the American Rescue Plan. Learn more about what it means.
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If inacted the pro-worker PRO Act will empower workers to organize and bargain, hold corporations accountable for union-busting, and repeal “right to work” laws, which were created during the Jim Crow era to keep White and Black workers from organizing together.
Universal school meals should be a permanent part of our public education system. Students should have the food they need to thrive, regardless of geography or demography.
Enough is enough gun violence. We must act. Tell your Senator to pass the Bipartisan Background Checks Act & the Enhanced Background Checks Act.
The Freedom To Thrive is the freedom to live safely & authentically, without fear, with the confidence that we will be protected if we are threatened. The Equality Act provides that protection. Tell your Senator to pass it now.