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Subject no more tomlettes, gregg prices are too high
Date January 27, 2023 7:39 PM
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Psst, Republicans, voters support expanding abortion access. Pass it on.

Months after the Supreme Court’s mind-boggling decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Democrats and reproductive care advocates have been fighting to ensure that everyone who wants an abortion in the United States can safely access one. Republican-led states and conservative judges, like the assholes that they are, have been trying equally as hard to block these life-saving policies. ([link removed]) Hey, Republicans: The bit isn’t funny. It was never funny. Can you please move on?

In light of the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade this week, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley joined the DFP blog ([link removed]) to push for easier ways of accessing abortion, such as abortion pills and telehealth care. Rep. Pressley argued that requiring patients to receive abortion pills directly from their doctor creates unnecessary barriers to treatment, and, duh, voters agree!

A new poll ([link removed]) from Data for Progress finds that 62% of voters support allowing pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens to sell abortion pills to patients who have a prescription. Like really, Republicans, no one said anything when you picked up insurance-covered erectile dysfunction medication from your local CVS pharmacy. Maybe give people who need abortion pills the same respect and stop interfering with life-saving medical procedures and medications.

Remind us what medical degree you have, Justice Alito?

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Read the full blog and polling here ([link removed]) .

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Sorry Republicans, but voters also think abortion should be legal. But you were at the midterms, so we’re sure you know that already.

Republicans have struggled to bounce back from their upsetting midterm election results, as Kevin McCarthy can surely tell you. ([link removed]) It turns out that Kevin can in fact wait (15 rounds of voting, to be exact). While there are many reasons that the big red wave was more of a coral raindrop, it’s clear that the Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization decision played a key role in the election results. Oscar worthy, really — although it’s impossible for a woman to be nominated for Best Director ([link removed]) , so anything to do with women’s health probably won’t cut it.

Data for Progress polling ([link removed]) finds the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade had an even more profound impact on midterm voting than some people may realize. 52% of voters in Republican-held swing districts and 47% of voters in Democrat-held swing districts reported that they were more motivated to vote due to Dobbs. Crazy that taking away basic human rights will get people to the polls, who would have thought!

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60% of voters consistently say that abortion should be legal in most circumstances, including 86% of Democrats, 62% of Independents, and 34% of Republicans. Across 33 surveys, polling showed that voters are motivated and passionate about protecting the right to choose. So, to any lawmakers who reject that idea, how do you feel about waking up and joining us on the right side of history?

Read the full blog and polling here ([link removed]) .

Justice for Justice40: it has major fomo and needs more attention.

Maybe you were too busy being young and having fun at a festival ([link removed]) . Maybe you got distracted by the new episode of The Last of Us, despite your better judgment. Whatever the reason, if you’re like 85% of voters ([link removed]) , you probably haven’t heard of Justice40.

Justice40 was created two years ago by President Biden as an executive order. The initiative ensures disadvantaged communities will receive 40% of the overall benefits of federal investments in climate, clean energy, and energy efficiency. Justice40 helps communities that have been disproportionately affected by climate change and provides access to basic human necessities like clean air and water. You know, the little things we need for survival.

So, you might not know about Justice40, but we promise, you’re gonna love it. Once voters learn about Justice40, 54% of them support the initiative, including 82% of Democrats and 55% of Independents.

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Voters clearly support environmental justice initiatives like Justice40, buuuut the projects haven’t broken through news cycles that have been dominated by sexy M&Ms ([link removed]) and Olivia Wilde’s salad dressing ([link removed]) . These initiatives are important and it’s crucial that voters hear about them. So here’s the marketing plan, President Biden: we suggest dropping the first half of the policy at midnight, and the second half as a 3:00am chaotic surprise ([link removed]) .

Read the full blog and polling here ([link removed]) .

Minimum wage is (finally) on the menu.

Between The Bear, The Menu, and everyone on the internet fondly remembering just how cool Anthony Bourdain was, the food service industry is having a bit of a moment in the cultural landscape. However, like most things that are romanticized on the big (or little screen), it’s hiding an ugly truth.

Anyone who’s worked in food service has a long list of horror stories that will make you lose faith in humanity; like customers who order things that are not on the menu but insist that they are, the guy who makes so many substitutions to his meal that it’s now an entirely different dish, and of course everyone’s favorite rude finance bros who don’t leave a tip after spending $300 and taking four hours of your time!

Under New York state law ([link removed].) , employees who make tips are allowed to be paid an hourly rate that is up to TWO-THIRDS LOWER than the minimum wage. We here at DFP think that’s not very cash money of them, and voters absolutely agree.

New Data for Progress and One Fair Wage polling ([link removed]) shows support for paying workers the full minimum wage before tips by their employers. Nearly three-quarters of New York voters (71%) would support a bill requiring employers to pay tipped workers the full minimum wage before tips. A bipartisan majority of voters (82% of Democrats, 70% of Independents, and 55% of Republicans) support this policy. So while we can only hope that the food industry isn’t quite as uh, intense, as it was in The Menu, paying workers the minimum wage should really be the bare minimum at this point. We don’t think that's too much to ask.

Read the full blog and polling here ([link removed]) .

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News 12 Brooklyn: New bill proposal aims to establish checks and balances for workplace firings ([link removed])

Pix 11: NYC bill would make it harder for employers to fire workers ([link removed])

Yahoo News:Why Kyrsten Sinema is in deep trouble ([link removed])

Spectrum Noticas: Lanzan campaña a favor de la Ley de Trabajo Seguro ([link removed])

Truthout: Republicans Want to Raise Retirement Age to 70 as Life Expectancy Is Falling ([link removed])

The Chief Leader: Labor advocates back Caban’s ‘just cause’ legislation ([link removed])

Marijuana Moment: Massachusetts And New York Lawmakers File Drug Decriminalization Bills For 2023 ([link removed])

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