In case you missed it, here’s what was on the blog this week.
- Monday, September 18: The best dressed at the 2017 Emmys was Jane Fonda. The worst guest was lying Sean Spicer.
- Wednesday, September 20: A lot of jewelry designers are inspired by gems. As I explained in this week’s YouTube video, I generally think of a story first and get the gems later.
- Thursday, September 21: How to help the millions of people without power after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.
Talk about a fun design – the roundcut diamond was a family #heirloom, but we didn't go the traditional route! She asked for an organic, low setting, with mixed metals and stones wherever possible. I managed to keep the band a secret until the ceremony, where we saw them nestled beautifully together for the first time. #donnieanderyn⠀ -⠀ -⠀ -⠀ #showmeyourrings #diamond #engagement #engagementring #theknot #theknotrings #weddingstack #alternative #alternativebride #custom #customjewelry #roundcut #shesaidyes #stacksarethenewblack #mixedmetal #18k #jewelry #jewellery #oneofakind
In other news, the Republicans in the Senate will try to jam through their latest and most horrible Affordable Care Act repeal bill this week. If you’ve been thinking that this whole healthcare brouhaha has nothing to do with you because you feel secure in your job, you’re wrong. The Graham-Cassidy bill will eliminate penalties on large corporations that don’t offer affordably priced healthcare to employees. That gives big companies the incentive to save money by dropping your insurance.
In addition, while the bill doesn’t eliminate protection for pre-existing conditions outright, it will allow insurers to charge more for those, so you might be unable to afford whatever plans are available. Pre-existing conditions include things like pregnancy, so a huge percentage of women will be uninsurable.
My weekly action newsletter for my local Indivisible chapter includes ways you fight this death bill via phone calls, emails, and rallies. You can get the newsletter emailed to you next time by joining here. Some of the activities are only relevant to my particular Indivisible location, but most of them apply to all of New York City, and plenty ave been good for a national audience, so don’t be shy! Sign up and take what information works for you. If you’re not in NYC, feel free to mention in the notes during sign-up that you’re outside of the district and a friend of mine. That way we won’t be calling you to come to local events.
Read more about the Indivisible Guide here.