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Mar 4, 2021

Examining H.R. 1: For the People Act

Yesterday, the House passed sweeping voting rights legislation that’s been on Congressional Democrats’ wishlist since 2018. The nearly 800-page H.R. 1 , For the People Act , would make federal updates to absentee voting, in-person voting, campaign finance and ethics reform measures. Polling from 2019 and this year shows the bill is broadly popular with the public, but previous legislation did not pass in the Republican-led Senate in […]

Feb 25, 2021

Making sense of the minimum wage debate

This week, the U.S. House and Senate are set to vote on another COVID-19 relief bill, which includes a hotly debated $15 federal minimum wage hike .  In President Biden’s proposal, the minimum wage would be raised in increments, hitting $15 in 2025, as outlined in Raise the Wage Act of 2021 . Congressional Democrats’ plan that would use federal dollars to increase low-earning workers’ income. Republican lawmakers […]

Feb 18, 2021

In the News – The “Perfect Storm”

Millions of Americans have been without power this week after a winter storm brought snow, ice, and historically cold temperatures to 25 states. Nearly 75% of the Lower 48 states were under snow or ice cover, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Snow Analysis. Texas has been hit especially hard, with millions still without […]

Feb 10, 2021

In the News – Going Back to School

In the wake of the pandemic, parents are struggling with keeping their children’s education on track. Remote learning , while necessary during the initial months of the pandemic, has failed many students who are suffering academically, mentally and emotionally. So after nearly 365 days away from schools, where does the decision stand? And why are so many […]

Feb 4, 2021

Guest Post: Before You Run for Office: Steps You Can Take to Dip Your Toe in the Water

Written by Glory Borgeson, Wheaton Circle Leader  Perhaps you’ve considered running for office locally, such as for your city council or village board, school board, or other elected offices. But so far you haven’t thrown your hat in the race. At this point, only a few voters may know about your experience and skills. If […]