Saturday, March 18, 2017

3 Things You Must Know In NOW News (Week of March 12-18)

Another week has gone by, and like previous weeks, so much has happened!  Here’s your recap on the three things you must know in NOW news.


NOW Launches National Action Program
It was a big week for the NOW National offices with the unveiling of the National Action Program. This new activism program is comprised of the following campaigns: End the Sex Abuse to Prison Pipeline, Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, Mobilize for Reproductive Justice, Advance Voting Rights and Protect Immigrant Rights.

Each campaign has its own resources available at NOW.org.


Second Trump Travel Ban Blocked By Federal Judges in Hawaii & Maryland
After President Donald Trump’s first executive order travel ban was blocked thanks to a unanimous ruling of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a second executive order travel ban was issued and was blocked by Hawaii and Maryland federal judges Derrick Watson and Theodore Chuang.

The second executive order featured a 90-day ban on new visa approvals from primarily Muslim nations Syria, Iran, Libya, Yeman, Somalia and Sudan, which Watson and Chuang deemed discriminatory.


Congressional Budget Office Comes Down Hard On AHCA 
The American Health Care Act has been dominating the news since its unveiling, and the Congressional Budget Office certainly helped keep it on everyone’s minds.

The most notable findings on the CBO’s report included putting to rest the following: the ACA is going to implode in 2017; Medicaid will take a massive $880 billion hit; 24 million fewer people will have coverage by 2026 if AHCA is passed; and you won’t get to keep your plan under the AHCA.  

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