Reflections of the People's Climate March
Gray Panthers is very proud to have taken part in the recent People's Climate March. We joined over 310,000 others in a historic march through New York City, and many thousands more around the world in their protest against the inaction to and disavowal of Climate Change. Check out the reflections and experiences of Gray Panthers who participated in the historic event in the article written Gray Panthers National Chair, Jan BenDor.
Students Need Relief Now!
Progressive leader Sen. Elizabeth Warren sponsored a bill called the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act
(S.2432) to help students struggling with overwhelming student loan debt. Unfortunately, this important measure has been repeatedly blocked for consideration by Senate Republicans. As students remain crushed by debilitating debt, Senate Republicans continue to reaffirm their commitment to the status-quo. They would rather see students and young Americans buried in financial quicksand than to even consider closing tax loopholes for millionaires to ensure they pay their fair share.
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Keep Pushing for Democracy.
Despite the demands of the American people, Congress failed to protect the rights of "We the people". The Senate failed to reach the 60 votes required to pass SJR19, the Democracy for All
amendment. This amendment would have amended the Constitution and overturned the Citizens United
rulings by giving Congress and the states the authority to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents with respect to Federal elections. Though we did not did get the result we were fighting for in the Senate, they were required to go on record with whether they support a democracy governed by the people or a plutocracy governed by corporations and the super wealthy. And as elections are coming up, their positions and votes are more important than ever. We must now use this opportunity to hold them accountable.
The Equal Rights Amendment Lives!
Did you think the ERA had been defeated? Or that it had been passed decades ago? In fact, neither is true. A broad alliance of organizations is working to complete the ratification of this essential step toward gender equality. It’s time to put it back on your
For more about why we need the ERA, how we plan to get it, and what you can do, click here
Support the Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street!
Gray Panthers is supporting fighting back against Wall Street and standing up for the 99% and has signed on as a sponsor of the Robin Hood Tax Campaign
. We believe that banks, hedge funds and the rest of the financial sector should pay their fair share to clear up the mess they helped create. While our country continues to struggle to recover economically, the Robin Hood Tax serves as a fair and simple solution to help America get back on its feet. Support the Robin Hood Tax Campaign by telling your U.S. leaders you want a Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street!
Gray Panthers is about ACTION!
We are continuously working on many progressive issues that are important to you - our members and the social justice movement. In order to have the growl of the Gray Panthers heard loud and clear, we use our Gray Panthers Action Center
to quickly and efficiently contact our legislators on important issues that demand our voice, power, and action. We strongly encourage you to join the our Action Center to stay updated with all the current issues that we are working on and learn how to take action and have your voice heard!