Chris Blankenhorn on Health Insurance

Hello everyone, my name is Chris Blankenhorn and I am a Green Party of the United States National Co-Chair, a Vice Chair of the Illinois Green Party, and a memmber and organizer with the Youth Caucus. If you are like me, you’ve been getting emails, phone calls, and text messages on a daily basis from the Healthcare Marketplace reminding you that the deadline for Open Enrollment is fast approaching. This has become an all too familiar and depressing yearly chorus. In the fall you recieved a letter that your premiums premiums may go up. Then you recieve a letter about the new plan my your insurer wants to auto-enroll you in. This plan is seemingly guaranteed to be more expensive and provides less benefits. If you are like me, you recieved the same letter from your insurer last year. And the year before that. And the year before that. Every year it’s the same story. You’re premiums are skyrocketing and Benefits crashing. Continue reading

Miko Peled on Jerusalem

Miko Peled is a human rights activist, writer and speaker born in Jerusalem. He is the author of "The General's Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine," and an upcoming book, "Injustice, The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five." Peled currently lives in Washington, DC and is a member of the DC Statehood Green Party.  Continue reading

Ann Link on Taxes

Hi, I’m Ann Link, delegate to the Green Party National Committee from the National Women’s Caucus, with some important information about the Republican tax bill moving through Congress. Details are still being negotiated, but the news for individual taxpayers is mixed. The standard deduction will be increased from $6,000 to $12,000, giving some taxpayers a tax break, while others will pay more taxes because of a decrease in mortgage interest and state and local tax deductions. Continue reading

Joy Davis on taxes and elections

Hello everyone. My name is Joy Davis. I am one of the Green Party’s National Outreach Committee Co-Chairs as well as one of the Co-Chairs of the National Women’s Caucus.  I am here to talk to you about the Senate and the House versions of the GOP Tax Reform bills and what it could mean for you. Continue reading

Michael Dennis on Taxes

Hey, my name is Michael Dennis. I am one of the national co-chairs of the Green Party of the United States. And I want to take a quick minute to lift up one particular part of the Republican tax bill that I find quite egregious and that’s the elimination of the deduction for people that spend over 10% of their adjusted income on an out-of-pocket medical expense. Continue reading