Julia, a child with autism, joins the cast of Sesame Street.
Sen. Bernie Sanders cast the GOP as “out of touch” with the public on health care Friday, citing opposition to the Obamacare repeal and replace efforts at a series of contentious town halls as a driving factor behind Republicans’ inability to push through the American Health Care Act.
“I think one of the reasons this legislation went down today is that all over this country we had hundreds of thousands of people coming out to rallies,” the Vermont senator told CNN’s Anderson Cooper several hours after a canceled vote on the Republican health care bill.
“People began the process of fighting back. We have got to continue that,” he added. Politico
If anti-Trump anger prompts the lib elite & Dem establishment to support Medicare-for-all, that would be a pretty incredible turn of events
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) March 26, 2017
Republicans in Congress were très busy this week trying to make a health care bill comprised of as little actual health care as possible. A Quinnipiac poll found that 13 percent of women support the bill, no doubt persuaded by the room full of entirely white, male legislators working on it. While they were occupied making a deal with the White House to axe maternity care from the list of essential health benefits all insurers must cover, state legislators had their hands full with other bills restricting women’s health care. Slate
At last nights progressive caucus fundraiser…pic.twitter.com/FoNCUi365g
— Ricardo Munoz (@AldermanMunoz22) March 24, 2017
At least four undocumented women in Colorado have declined to pursue domestic violence cases against their alleged abusers for fear of being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to a report from NPR.
“We had pending cases that we were prosecuting on their behalf and since January 25, the date of the president’s executive order [on immigration], those four women have let our office know they were not willing to proceed with the case for fear that they would be spotted in the courthouse and deported,” said Denver City Attorney Kristin Bronson.
Bronson traces their refusal back to the February detention of an undocumented trans woman at a Texas courthouse, where she was seeking a protective order against an allegedly abusive ex-partner. “[W]e have grave concerns here that they distrust the court system now and that we’re not going to have continued cooperation of victims and witnesses,” Bronson said. Fusion
— TheGirlTalk (@GirlTalkChi) March 13, 2017
This week’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers features Diane Ravitch and poet Kevin Coval. Next Friday at 11AM on Lumpenradio.com we will be have conversations with young folks from Logan Square’s Neighborhood Association who have been organizing around gentrification, exploring their indigenous identity and went to Standing Rock. Also joining us will be Katy Hogan and Mike James of Live from the Heartland.