If you're wondering why there seem to be so many more bills, laws, and other legislative action in the news lately, it's because the legislative season has begun. This means that many representatives and senators are proposing and voting on pieces of legislation that will affect many of us. Luckily there are a lot of advocacy groups and nonprofit organizations to keep us abreast of the most important pieces, and Moms Rising is one of them. The organization just sent out some important laws we should know about and act on this week, including:
The Pregnant Workers Act is an imporant pieces of legislation that would ensure workers can't lose their jobs due to needs while pregnant (like needing water to stay hydrated!). Click the link to write a letter to your local paper so people can learn about this.
We all know how important mental health and safety are, especially after the last couple of years. Lend your support to the People’s Response Act to help further mental help aid, holistic methods of caring for folks and creating healthier communities rooted in care.
It's unbelievable how high prescription drugs are marked up in the United States. In most democratic nations, drug costs are significantly lower. Sign here to ask for lower prescription drug costs.
Have you heard of any other big pieces of legislation we should know about and lend our voices to--or against? Share them in the chat.