Help us thank Walmart!
Recently, Walmart made the decision to eliminate health insurance benefits for over 30,000 of its part-time employees. This callous decision helps make the case for single payer health care in our country, instead of our broken health care system that relies on employer-based insurance from greedy corporations with profit driven motives. Walmart's Senior Vice President of Global Benefits Sally Welborn claims the company cannot afford the cost of insurance. The cost to provide coverage for these workers amounts to only a little over 3% of Walmart's expected profits. It is outrageous that Walmart feels they can't "afford" to provide health insurance benefits for their own employees.
to see our personalized "Thank You" card to Walmart corporate executive Sally Welborn. Then, sign the card to thank Walmart
for showing why America should adopt a universal, single payer health care system.
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.
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!