My Pre-existing Condition

A blog post by Jillian Cardillo - I was 18 when I was diagnosed with my first "pre-existing" condition. After years of appointments, blood tests, and no one being able to figure out what was wrong with me, an ultrasound and a good endocrinologist gave me the diagnosis: an endocrine disorder that put me at high risk for diabetes and all the complications that come along with it.


The GOP's Secret Bill

Today the GOP introduced an Obamacare replacement bill created in secrecy that may drastically change your life -- and the lives of young people across the country. It's not just that they developed a bill in secret with corporate interests in mind and not the American people: now the Republicans don't even want have have fair, open and thorough hearings for it.

Demand that Congress listen to how this bill may impact Americans' lives. Only Republican House members, many of  whom have refused to meet with constituents, saw the bill before today.


Young Democrats of America: Senate Democrats Must Prevent Stolen SCOTUS Pick from Denying Women’s Rights

The Young Democrats of America (YDA) tonight condemned illegitimate minority President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court and encouraged Senate Democrats to use every tool at their disposal to prevent his appointment to the court.


First 100 Days - Keeping Score

Like you, I am already counting down the days until President Trump’s time in the White House comes to an end. 1,460 days is a very long time. In order to hold the President accountable, we will need to find a way to stay engaged and ensure our voices are heard.

The first 100 days of every presidency sets the pace. It’s a time when public support is (usually) strong, and citizens give their new president the benefit of the doubt. 

With President Trump, the first 100 days is the time when the most damage can happen.


Repealing Obamacare While You Sleep

While you slept last night, Senate Republicans took the first major vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. 

The Republican-led Senate started paving the way to repeal ACA by employing procedural tactics. Key components of ACA are under attack with this repeal tactic including Medicaid expansion, subsidies for premiums, and contraception coverage.    


Taking Pride in Action

In cities across the country, people have just concluded celebrating Pride Month for the LGBTQ community. Members and allies alike have taken to the streets for parades and parties-- laughing, loving, and this year, mourning. 

But we know it's not enough to just celebrate. We need to act. 

We need to ensure safe spaces exist for LGBTQ Americans, by strengthening non-discrimination laws in the workplace. 

We need to get rid of the unscientific ban on sexually active gay men donating blood so they can help others during tragedy.