Tell Congress – This Is Personal


Some members of Congress are working overtime trying to place restrictions on women’s reproductive health care.

This January, a new Congress, including many newly elected members, will get to work. Lawmakers either can set a new, positive agenda on women’s health, or they can spend another two years trying to limit your ability to make decisions about your own reproductive health.

If women speak up now –loudly and in one voice – we can send the message that decisions about our reproductive health are not up for debate.

Sign the petition today and tell the new Congress: This Is Personal.

Our Message to the Incoming Congress:

Decisions about women’s reproductive health are personal.  As you prepare to take office in 2013, my decisions about birth control, pregnancy and reproductive health services are not up for grabs.

Leila Abolfazli
Senior Counsel
National Women’s Law Center


a message from Stephanie

Mitt Romney agreed it’s “fair” that millionaires and billionaires like himself pay a lower tax rate than many middle-class families do.

That’s not our spin — that’s straight from Romney. On “60 Minutes” this week, he actually agreed that it’s “fair” that he got to pay a lower tax rate on the millions he made last year than a worker making $50,000 paid. Why? “It’s the right way to encourage economic growth.”

As anyone who’s been paying attention over the past few decades knows, Romney is flat-out wrong. Tax breaks for millionaires and tax hikes for middle-class families lead to endless deficits, not economic growth or job creation. That’s why President Obama is fighting to ensure that millionaires like Romney pay their share

We put together some content that looks at Mitt Romney‘s idea of tax fairness, as well as a couple videos that look at Romney’s positions on education, which he talked about this week. Check them out, and make sure your friends do, too.
#1 Romney’s idea of tax fairness Here’s the video of Romney on what he thinks is fair when it comes to taxes. Take a look, then share it with others:

#2 President Obama’s plan This week, President Obama laid out the details of his plan to build our economy from the middle class out. Voters in Iowa began casting their ballots this morning, so it’s a great time to let your friends and family know about the President’s plan to keep our country moving forward. Share this videowith them:

#3 Tax returns and reforms Romney has defied a decades-long precedent by only releasing two years of his tax returns. That leaves a lot of questions unanswered, but the tax returns he has released show that he benefits from loopholes in the tax code that give an advantage to millionaires and billionaires. So it’s no surprise that Romney doesn’t want to reform the tax code so that all Americans pay a fair share — he wants to keep rewarding millionaires and billionaires at the expense of the middle class. Take a look at this postabout his tax plan, and pass it along:

#4 Romney on class size At the Education Nation Summit this week, Romney doubled down on his assertion that classroom size doesn’t matter. But you don’t just have to listen to Romney to know that his policies are bad — watch Massachusetts teacherstalk about what happened to schools in their state when Romney served as governor, then pass the video along to the teacher or parent in your life:

Also take a look at this videothat tells the story of a Colorado teacher who got to speak with Romney. You’ll be stunned to hear how he treated her:

Thanks for all you do,
Stephanie :

Sep 27, 2012 by    
Mitt Romney:

“There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what …”

“… who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it …”

“… And they will vote for this president no matter what …”

“… And so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”


He accidental​ly bought a meth lab
                          Freddie Mac sold my family a former meth lab home full of toxic chemicals, and they’re refusing to accept responsibility.                       
      Sign my Petition

Freddie Mac sold us a home that used to be a meth lab — and they didn’t tell us.

Within weeks of moving in, my wife, my two year old son, and I all started getting sick — we got terrible mouth sores, nosebleeds, and started to have trouble breathing. It was so hard watching my son scream in pain when he tried to eat or even drink water.

That’s when we learned from a neighbor that our new home used to be a meth lab, and we were being exposed to the drug and the toxic chemicals used to make it.

Freddie Mac won’t take any responsibility for misleading us about the safety of the home they sold us — and they sell thousands of homes to other Americans. I started a petition on asking that Freddie Mac make things right by paying to clean up our house and committing to test the homes they sell for toxic chemicals. Click here to sign my petition.

Freddie Mac advertises: “We sell our homes responsibly,” but they sold us a ticking time bomb of dangerous chemicals.

And we didn’t just get sick: my family has lost thousands of dollars because we’ve had to continue making our mortgage payments in addition to renting a new home and replacing our belongings, which became contaminated from being in the house.

My family is drowning in debt, and we need your help. Please sign my petition asking Freddie Mac to clean up the toxic house they sold us and test their properties for contamination before selling them. Even more than our own woes, we are deeply concerned that this could happen to many other families.

Thank you for your help,


CONGRESS: Republican led House : How many bills left or Judicial seats empty! : the Senate is in pro forma Sessions:

The Senate will meet on the following dates at the following times for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted:

Tuesday, September 25th at 9:30am

Friday, September 28th at 10:00am

Tuesday, October 2nd at 11:00am

Friday, October 5th at 1:00pm

Tuesday, October 9th at 11:00am

Friday, October 12th at 10:30am

Tuesday, October 16th at 10:00am

Friday, October 19th at 11:00am

Tuesday, October 23rd at 1:00pm

Friday, October 26th at 1:00pm

Tuesday, October 30th at 10:00am

Friday, November 2nd at 11:00am

Tuesday, November 6th at 11:00am

Friday, November 9th at 10:00am


House hearings

10/3 10:00 am Hearing: Joint House and Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to receive Legislative Presentation of the American LegionCommittee on Veterans’ Affairs: Full Committee

The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 2, 2012.