What's on our Mind 4-14-2023

The Democrats are already gearing up to take on GOP candidates in 2024 and Adam Frisch (D-CO) is looking for a rematch with Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO). In 2022, he came within less than one percent of defeating her. Even after a mandatory recount, Boebert barely scraped by with a win. 
Now Frisch is ready to take her on again in 2024 and decisively win -- with JAC support and yours. DONATE HERE.

What's on our Mind 3-31-2023

Seat belts became a federal requirement in every vehicle starting in 1968. As a result in 2012, the average vehicle’s fatality risk for drivers and passengers was 56 percent lower than in the 1960s.
Annual opioid deaths more than doubled between 2010 and 2017, presenting a very dire public health crisis. Americans were getting unnecessary and unregulated access to opioids, a highly addictive drug, that was causing thousands of deaths.

What's on our Mind 3-24-2023

This is personal. 
This is our story about our friend Rep. Elissa Slotkin who is running for the Senate.
It was the summer of 2017 when we received a phone call from a new Michigan candidate from Michigan. She wanted to meet us for coffee to discuss her uphill race against a two-term Republican incumbent who was solidly entrenched in the district.

What's on our Mind 3-17-2023

President Joe Biden signed his 108th Executive Order on Tuesday directing federal agencies to do all that they can to “pursue every legally available and appropriate action to reduce gun violence” by ensuring compliance with existing laws and procedures.
Specifically, the order instructs all appropriate governmental departments to swiftly begin intensifying the implementation of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. That historic legislation, signed by Biden, can save lives while we continue to work with Congress to ban assault weapons.

What's on our Mind 3-10-2023

Walgreens announced this week its intention to cease selling Mifepristone in several states. This was in response to threatening letters from 20 GOP Attorneys General, including some from states where the medication is still legal. This is a further blow to women’s efforts to control their own healthcare decisions. While Walgreens is in the midst of becoming an FDA certified distributor of the medication, they simply succumbed to the culture wars orchestrated by the GOP.

What's on Our Mind 2-24-2023

Christian nationalism is gaining traction in America, which could place our religious rights and our other rights in great jeopardy. A recent Pew survey found that most U.S. adults, mainly Republicans, believe America’s founders intended the country to be a Christian nation. Many say they think it should even be a Christian nation today.
Another survey found that four in ten Christian nationalists agree with the statement that “because things have gotten so far off track, true American patriots may have to resort to violence in order to save our country.” 

What's On Our Mind 2-10-2023

When President Joe Biden assumed office January 20, 2021, our country was still reeling from the attack on the Capitol 14 days earlier. Election deniers were filling social media with their distorted views and the country was more divided than ever before. Political discourse filled Congress and it felt like our Democracy was at a tipping point.

What's On Our Mind 2-3-2023

Women showed their power at the polls in November when it came to the issue of choice. But the GOP still thinks the path to victory is to sidestep women. We know otherwise and we have proven them wrong,
At their recent party national meeting, the GOP urged “Republican lawmakers in state legislatures and in Congress to pass the strongest pro-life legislation possible.” Clearly the lessons of 2022 have been lost on them, but not on women voters.

What's on Our Mind 1-27-2023

We end the third week of January with three mass shootings. We have had 33 mass shootings since the beginning of 2023. What will next week be like?
While families and friends mourn their loved ones and offer comfort to those injured, the public debate around gun violence continues to swirl. One thing still remains clear: there will never be peace in our communities until we have a federal law banning assault weapons.