HEJE Overview 5-16-17


“A budget is not just a balance sheet: it is a moral agreement between a government and the people it serves, so Illinois’ failure to deliver a budget is a moral failure.”

–Martise Chism, “Why We’re Marching in Illinois” Continue reading “HEJE Overview 5-16-17”


HEJE Overview 5-14-17 & 5-15-17


“In a recent exchange with constituents, Rep.  Scott Perry (R-Pa.) explained that as a man he should not be forced to pay for—either through his taxes that support programs like Medicaid or through a broader pool of insurance holders that include women—the maternity care of others now that he and his wife have decided to not have any more children.”

In the meantime, Happy Women’s Health Week. Continue reading “HEJE Overview 5-14-17 & 5-15-17”

HEJE Overview 5-9-17 & 5-10-17


“I think we have to talk and to read. It may well be that the only way we ever get things done is locally, and through personal connections and trying to work that way. I just don’t see any top down solution to this. But I think that we can certainly try to improve things. If everyone did that or if enough people did that on a personal level, that’s one way that this could be countered.”

–Lance Strate, talking with Sean Illing Continue reading “HEJE Overview 5-9-17 & 5-10-17”

HEJE Overview 5-8-17

Quote of the Day

Message from Planet Zog: “House Speaker Paul Ryan declared on Sunday the Republican House health care bill was not only good policy but also good politics, fulfilling the long-standing GOP campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.” –on “This Week” Sunday, 7 May [Emphasis added] Continue reading “HEJE Overview 5-8-17”