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Urge Your Legislators to Support Worker Freedom!

The Biden Administration’s Department of Labor recently finalized a rule that launches a war on working women who depend on independent, flexible work. The rule makes it harder for self-employed workers to be classified as independent contractors. 

Who does this rule affect? It disproportionately affects women, career professionals, stay-at-home moms, seniors, students, those with disabilities, and those who rely on side hustles to supplement their income. It will be disastrous for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses nationwide. These are people who depend on flexibility.

We’ve seen in California through Assembly Bill (AB5) how restricting independent contracting has been devastating to self-employed people especially working women. According to new research, the California Assembly and Governor Gavin Newsom’s job-destroying law reduced self-employment by 10.5% and overall employment by 4.4%. Numerous stories show the impact of AB5 on workers in California. Take Marguerite Kusuhara, aka Mrs. Claus, for example. She is a caregiver for her husband and an entertainer based in California who faces unemployment because of AB5. Imagine the effects a nationwide AB5 would have on female workers.

Send a message directly to your legislators urging them to oppose the harmful Department of Labor independent contractor rule and stand up for freelancers. Together let’s support freedom, flexibility, and the ability to work as we choose. Feel free to personalize the message and share how independent contracting has benefited you.   

Chasing Work Shouldn’t Be So Hard

The Biden administration released its final rule to determine who can be classified as independent contractors. This rule will be devastating to freelancers nationwide and will have negative economic consequences for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and people who value flexibility, particularly women.

In its new rule, the Biden administration is prioritizing traditional employment over independent work and is willing to force many individuals into those jobs even if they choose not to or cannot work in them. The rule nationalizes the hardship that resulted when California reclassified millions of independent contractors under the infamous AB5.

Hundreds of thousands of freelancers lost their income, businesses, and livelihoods as a result of this decimating policy. Self-employment decreased by 10.5% and overall employment decreased by 4.4% on average for affected occupations.

Workers deserve freedom, flexibility, opportunity, and choice when it comes to work—and the government should get out of the way.

Help us fight back against Biden’s new Department Of Labor rule, which wages war on freelancers and destroys flexibility, by sharing your story about why a flexible work arrangement is right for you.

By sharing your story, we can demonstrate to our elected officials why this new rule needs to be rescinded.

We want to hear from you.

Tell us about your experience as an independent contractor, freelancer, or gig worker. Why do you enjoy this type of work arrangement? Have you been affected by AB5, or do you stand to be affected by the Biden administration’s new rule? Your voice can make a difference.

Tell the Biden Administration to Get Out of Your Home!

Why is the Biden Administration trying to make everything in your house cost more to run, repair, or replace? 

The U.S. Department of Energy’s net-zero energy agenda attempts to regulate household appliances in nearly every room of your home. Bureaucrats have  implemented or proposed over 15 bans or regulations that affect appliances like gas stoves, dishwashers, water heaters, and refrigerators. 

The Department has already finalized a rule banning gas furnaces starting in 2028. It has finalized regulations on incandescent light bulbs, clothes dryers, air cleaners, and electric motors. Additionally, It has proposed new standards for microwave ovens, water heaters, gas stoves, washing machines, dishwashers, coolers and freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, ceiling fans, pool pump motors, and consumer boilers—all household appliances that consumers use everyday. 

The Biden Administration claims that these regulations will save Americans money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

But these unfounded rules would not only further increase costs, especially for lower and middle class families, but also would invite inefficiencies that often exacerbate environmental impacts. One study found that these regulations would increase costs by over $9,000 for the average family!

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm’s House of Horrors is a NIGHTMARE: Red tape will make it take longer to repair or build, and more expensive to run. These new standards are unsafe, costly, and will make home life horrible and unlivable. 

Thankfully, some legislators are pushing back and so should you. Use this form to send a message directly to the Department of Energy and tell the Biden Administration to take its hands off your home!  Feel free to personalize the message and share how these regulations will negatively impact your everyday life.

Want to learn more?  Explore the interactive “Secretary Granholm’s House of Horrors” to see how the Department of Energy’s final and proposed regulations could affect appliances in your home. Click on the pink dots by each appliance to learn more and read the rule.

See a complete list of sources here.

Save My 401k: Stop Woke ESG Investing

Did you know your retirement and investment funds are being used to fund left-wing causes?

It’s true! 

In recent years, corporations and investment companies have used Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles to guide investing. ESG principles can be commendable, such as when companies pledge to use products manufactured without using slave labor. Yet many ESG principles are misguided, like companies committing to unrealistic net-zero carbon emissions, or requiring employees to complete “anti-racism” training or diversity quotas on corporate boards.

Mostly, ESG principles are a way for businesses (big and small) to virtue-signal and promote left-wing, socialist, and even communist policies in order to stave off left-wing activists. This is making the world more politicized, dangerous, divisive, and far less free.

The investing public needs to know that their investments could be at stake! In financial terms, ESG investments aren’t as profitable as advertised. Harvard Business Review notes, “…ESG funds certainly perform poorly in financial terms.” And in a recent Journal of Finance paper, University of Chicago researchers found that the high sustainability funds did not outperform the lowest-rated funds.

In other words, this is costing you money and retirement security!

Vanguard, an investment firm founded by the late John Bogle (a Republican) in 1974, is now basing investments on the “E” (Environmental) in ESG, committing nine Vanguard funds that manage roughly $290 billion to companies that say they want to reach the completely make-belive net-zero goal by mid-century. Using hard-earned retirement funds to prop up more expensive and less reliable energy sources like wind and solar is not only harming investment returns, but also undercutting our energy grid and national security. Unfortunately, Vanguard’s CEO and chairman, Tim Buckley, said Vanguard “…will continue to thoughtfully expand our ESG lineup.” 

It is becoming increasingly difficult for investors to protect their money as more and more companies choose to embrace ESG. 

Urge Vanguard and CEO Tim Buckley to stop using ESG guidelines for investments!

Stop Government Bureaucrats From Taking Your Gas Stove

Did you know DC politicians and unelected bureaucrats are trying to ban gas stoves?

It’s true!

In recent years, radical green activists have been able to use powerful federal officials to jam through onerous, job and business-crushing regulations free from the democratic process. This ensures that the public has no say in regulatory decisions that do great harm to the American economy.

That’s precisely what’s occurring today with one much-loved kitchen appliance.

On December 21, 2022, Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) and a coalition of House and Senate Democrats sent a letter to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which is an independent federal agency charged with reducing the unreasonable risk of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products. This agency can pull a product from the marketplace or issue recalls on products at will.

In the letter, the lawmakers claimed gas stoves exacerbate respiratory conditions and asthma in children. This claim was based on a deeply flawed study produced by a green activist organization laser-focused on undermining the natural gas industry worldwide. Based on this flimsy evidence, the lawmakers asked the CPSC to consider a wide range of regulatory moves to make buying a gas stove more difficult (and likely much more expensive) for consumers.

In response, CPSC member Richard Trumka Jr., said the agency would consider a ban on gas stoves.

It’s time to kick these guys out of our kitchens!

Use the form below to urge members of Congress to stop pushing for a ban or more costly regulations on gas stoves.