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From: JAN SCHAKOWSKY, ouf 9th Congressional Rep. The republicans continue to vote against the people.

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Dear Ms. Georgiann Carlson,


I wish I could tell you that we have reached an agreement on raising the debt ceiling, which is really agreeing to continue paying the debts of the United States, but Republicans continue to insist on massive budget cuts. Cuts which, among many things, would strip health care from thousands of America’s veterans, seniors, and children. The Republicans in Congress are holding our economy and the American people hostage.

Democrats have signed a discharge petition, which is a way to bypass regular procedures in the House, to force a vote on lifting the debt ceiling. We need a simple majority, in other words, five Republicans, to join us for this bill to be brought to the floor and voted on. Further, I joined 65 of my Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden urging him to use his powers under the 14th Amendment to allow the Treasury to continue paying our debts instead of accepting a bad deal from Republicans. The American people are counting on us.

For my entire life, I have supported Medicare for All because every person deserves access to affordable, quality, and comprehensive health care. I joined U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Debbie Dingell (MI-06) to celebrate the introduction of the Medicare for All Act. Today, over 85 million people are either uninsured or underinsured. Health care is a human right. We must pass the Medicare for All Act to ensure that all Americans can access the health care they need.

Have a great rest of the week,






This is where the government keeps the truth…in places like this…we are not allowed to enter, or know anything. None of US are authorized persons.

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The Constitution makes it very clear that it is the duty of the United States to pay its debts. Nowhere in the Constitution does it justify sending our economy into a tailspin to avoid paying our bills. My Republican colleagues were content when Donald Trump raised the debt ceiling three times and gave the wealthiest Americans $2 trillion in tax cuts, but for some reason they have a problem with families trying to put food on the table and veterans trying to access health care. We cannot let extremist Republicans hold our economy hostage. We must lift the debt ceiling and protect all Americans from an economic nightmare.

This is 2023 and the United States Constitution still does not provide women with the same rights as men. Last week, I marched to the Senate floor with some of my colleagues in the House of Representatives to advocate for the Equal Rights Amendment. Every single day, we see the inequities that women face. Women still do not earn equal pay for equal work. Women’s products are often priced higher than other products. Women still face pregnancy discrimination. It would make a tangible difference to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. The fight is not over until we guarantee equal rights for all Americans.


This is extremely important and he’s a fantastic speaker…watch to the end


This is from Jan Schakowsky, Illinois Rep, 9th Congressional District

On Friday, the Supreme Court granted the Department of Justice’s emergency stay application in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA, preventing a lower court decision from going into effect that would have put women’s health at risk and undermined FDA’s medical judgment. For now, Mifepristone, which is used in 54% of all abortions, remains safe, legal, and available. But let me make it clear – the battle is not over. I will continue to fight and advocate for bodily autonomy and reproductive freedom.

Last week, Speaker McCarthy unveiled his plan to address the debt. It is clear the Republicans intend to hold our economy hostage so they can cut federal benefits. Under their proposed cuts, nearly 1.2 million women, infants, and children would lose nutrition assistance, more than 200,000 kids in low-income families would lose their head start slots, and 640,000 families would lose rental assistance. Raising the debt ceiling is just paying the bills for money we have already spent. We must expand benefits and protect programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Care cannot wait! I was proud to stand with hundreds of care workers from across the country who came to DC last week to advocate for higher wages and safe staffing standards. Direct care workers cannot care for residents if they do not have the support that they need. We have seen what bad actors and private equity companies do: buy up nursing homes, cut staff, and put profits over people. This has got to change. When we fight, we win!

Read the signs…they’re everywhere.

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Photo:  Murat Bengisu

For What It Is Worth (Lyrics) | Buffalo Springfield

 WHAT IT’S WORTH (lyrics)

There’s something happening here

What it is ain’t exactly clear

There’s a man with a gun over there

Telling me I got to beware

I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound

Everybody look what’s going down

There’s battle lines being drawn

Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong

Young people speaking their minds

Getting so much resistance from behind

I think it’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound

Everybody look what’s going down

What a field-day for the heat

A thousand people in the street

Singing songs and carrying signs

Mostly say, hooray for our side

It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound

Everybody look what’s going down

Paranoia strikes deep

Into your life it will creep

It starts when you’re always afraid

You step out of line, the man come and take you away

We better stop, hey, what’s that sound

Everybody look what’s going down

Stop, hey, what’s that sound

Everybody look what’s going down

Stop, now, what’s that sound

Everybody look what’s going down

Stop, children, what’s that sound

Everybody look what’s going down

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Doctors…a poem

group of doctors walking on hospital hallway

the government
has taken over the medical
are no longer
to treat people
in order to help them
without becoming felons
going to jail
there is no privacy
between patient and doctor
doctor’s are no longer able to treat
for their reproduction needs
trans people
are no longer legally able to get
top medical care
and who knows what the government
will take away from us next
it is no longer possible
for doctors to
instead they are forced
by the government
to turn away people in need
under these insane conditions
how many people will be wiling
to go into the medical profession
how many people will die
or be harmed
due to lack of care
this is what America
has become
and it’s just the begining



Photo:  Luis Melendaz



Stand up for women…

Cropped photo. Group of feminist women have protest for their rights outdoors.

Very bad things will be happening in America…soon.

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Photo:  Samatha Sophia

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