"Over 6 million older Americans are living in poverty. As income inequality increases & 10K people turn 65 every day, the # of poor srs is growing exponentially. People in our communities are suffering. Mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts & uncles are struggling to buy food, keep the heat on, afford meds & visit their doctors." // I live with my younger daughter. It's the only way I can afford to live.
Americans consistently say jobs, the economy, education and Social Security when asked about their top priorities. The People's Budget heeds these calls by making investments that will create 8 million good jobs, give a raise to working families and support critical services we all depend on. This budget reflects the priorities of the American people. Click for details and please SIGN and share this action immediately! Be a citizen co-sponsor of the People’s Budget!
Death of Middle Class: More than Half of Americans Make Less Than $30,000 a Year | AlterNet | "A new report from the Social Security Administration gives further insight into what most Americans already know: the middle class is rapidly disappearing and a number of people are barely making ends meet. The study shows that in 2014, slightly more than 51 percent of Americans made less than $30,000, and nearly 63 percent made less than $40,000." Click to read & share the sad truth!
House republicans just voted to give a special tax break to the richest 0.2% of American elites, adding $269 billion to the federal debt that we all pay for. Remember this the next time republicans tell you they "speak for regular Americans."
Commute my father's sentence to time served | "At the age of 79, my father was sentenced to 7 years for a non-violent drug offense. We all knew what this meant in his case -- life in prison." Click for details and please SIGN and share petition to US Pardon Attorney Deborah Leff and President Barack Obama asking them to commute petitioner's father's sentence and let him spend his remaining years with his family.
we should ALL believe in this, and make a change !! | #Poverty #WeThePeOplE JOIN THE PROJECT; "Enjoy a Cappuccino while Saving Lives!" @Pinterest.com/vipsaccess/we-the-people-pinterest-charity-fund-raise-campaig/
Tell Congress: "Hands off SNAP!" | MomsRising.org | "It has been widely reported that actress and mom Gwyneth Paltrow tried (and failed) to live on a $29 weekly food budget, the average per-person benefit level provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps)." Click for details and please SIGN and share this action asking your congress critter to protect SNAP against the billions of dollars in cuts being proposed in the federal budget so as to give tax breaks…