3/17/2017

Nightly Actions for Friday, March 17th, 2017

REMINDER: Weekends Off

This is your weekly reminder that I am now taking weekends off. To get your daily dose of resistance calls to action on Saturday and Sunday night (or early Sunday and Monday morning for your early birds), check out my fellow members of the Action Alliance here: https://www.actionalliance.co/

45's Budget

Yesterday, we learned about 45's disastrous budget that slashes funds for the environment, science, public broadcasting, and Meals on Wheels while dumping millions into military spending and attacking immigrants. Here are some ways you can help fight against this budget.
Healthcare - Affordable Care Act

Yesterday morning, the Republican plan to repeal and "replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which I call "Don't Care," passed another House committee (?!) despite strong opposition from Congressional Republicans, Democrats, the medical community, and several conservative organizations. Currently, 19 House Republicans have stated that they will vote against the bill. We need 22 to beat it. Here's how you can help.
Immigration - ICE Raids

According to a new poll, 60% of Americans say that the government's top priority in dealing with undocumented immigrants should be developing a plan to allow them to become legal residents. Only 13% said they supported 45's plans to round up and deport undocumented immigrants. Overall, 58% said they're concerned that deportation efforts will go too far and result in deportation of people who haven't committed serious crimes. Here's how you can help fight against 45's ICE raids.
Upcoming Events
Miscellaneous
  • Republican Climate Resolution: Republican members of the House have introduced the Republican Climate Resolution, which supports the need to take action to address climate change. Use the following link to Tweet your support for the Resolution and email your representative to ask them to cosponsor it: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/republican-climate-resolution/
  • Voting Rights: In Kansas, a County Election Commissioner has made some changes to local voting procedures that could limit access to the polls. On April 11th, this county will hold a special election to replace former Congressman Mike Pompeo. Sign this petition to urge the Kansas Secretary of State to release information about these changes:
    https://americavote.cp.bsd.net/page/signup/e170317
  • Steve King: This week, Representative Steve King Tweeted, "Culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies." This is a well-known white nationalist phrase touting white civilization as a "superior civilization." Sign this petition to demand that Speaker Paul Ryan remove King from his leadership position in the House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice:
    https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/tell-paul-ryan-reject-rep-steve-kings-racism-or-own-it/
  • 45's Bogus Wiretapping Claims: 45 has repeatedly claimed that President Obama has been wiretapping his offices, but refuses to present any evidence of these claims. Sign this petition to demand that he go under oath and give testimony about his unsubstantiated claims to the Senate: https://actionsprout.io/59679F
  • Knowledge is Power: Facebook has a new tool called "Townhall" that lets you instantly follow all of your local and national legislators with a single click. Visit the following link to give it a try: https://www.facebook.com/townhall/

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