3/16/2017

Nightly Actions for Thursday, March 16th, 2017

URGENT - Neil Gorsuch

Senate confirmation hearings for 45's nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, will begin on Monday. Gorsuch has sided with corporations who claim religious beliefs allow them to deny access to birth control and has sided with a governor who wanted to defund Planned Parenthood. Gorsuch's penchant for ruling in favor or powerful corporate and institutional interests over the rights and interests of workers and everyday Americans could impact the law in a way that would hurt countless Americans for generations to come. Here's how you can help block him.
Healthcare

Affordable Care Act
Yesterday, House Speaker Paul Ryan admitted that his healthcare bill, which I refer to as "Don't Care," must change in order to pass the House. He told reporters that the bill would "incorporate feedback" in response to the Congressional Budget Office's analysis, which found that the bill would cause 24 million Americans to lose their health insurance. Here's how you can help stop Don't Care and save the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Medicaid
The Don't Care plan includes federally defunding Medicaid expansion in 2020. Currently, Medicaid accounts for 14 million of the 24 million Americans who would lose their health insurance under Don't Care. Earlier this week, the White House announced that they are open to imposing a work requirement on Medicaid recipients (?!). Here's how you can help protect Medicaid.
45's Budget

45's proposed budget would slash funds for the EPA and science funding, the State Department, and public broadcasting. It would also funnel an additional $54 billion into defense programs, beef up immigration enforcement, and significantly reduce the non-defense federal workforce. It would even cut funding for Meals on Wheels (?!).

Sign the following petitions to stop 45's anti-science, anti-environment, pro-war, and yes, anti-senior citizens budget from being implemented:
  • March 31st - Stand for Rights ACLU Benefit: On Friday, March 31st, at 7pm ET/4pm PT, a benefit show for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will be held in Brooklyn, NY, and livestreamed on Facebook. The show will feature celebrities like Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Ellie Kemper, Amy Poehler, Tracy Morgan, and many more. Buy VIP tickets or RSVP to the livestream here: https://www.facebook.com/events/274160773020526/
  • April 5th-21st - Earth2Trump Roadshow of Resistance: From April 5th through the 21st, the Center for Biological Diversity's Earth2Trump Roadshow of Resistance is touring the Northeast U.S. This free show will feature musicians and speakers as well as opportunities for everyone to help fight 45's anti-environment agenda. Find a show near you here:
    http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/earth2trump/index.html
Miscellaneous
  • 45's Tax Returns: This week, Rachel Maddow shared part of 45's 2005 tax returns on her show, proving that he paid a much, much lower tax rate than the average American, but it wasn't nearly enough. Use the following link to call your MoC and ask them to demand 45's complete tax returns: https://www.theloyalopposition.net/daily-ctas/daily-call-to-action-march-16th-2017/
  • War in Syria: Today, news broke that 45 plans to send 1,000 more American ground troops to Syria. Representative Barbara Lee has introduced legislation to stop this deployment. Use this link to email your representative and tell them to support this bill: http://action.winwithoutwar.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=21397
  • Sebastian Gorka: Today, it was reported that 45's top counter-terrorism advisor, Sebastian Gorka, is a formal member of a Hungarian far-right group that is listed by the State Department as having been "under the direction of the Nazi Government of Germany" during World War II. Use this form to email 45 and Vice President Mike Pence and tell them to fire Gorka:
    http://cqrcengage.com/cair/app/write-a-letter?0&engagementId=315755
  • LGBTQ+ Issues: Yesterday, the Texas Senate passed SB6, a bill that bans transgender, non-binary, and intersex people from using restrooms in public schools, universities, and government offices. If you're of the Christian faith, sign this petition to tell Texas lawmakers that Christians oppose SB6: https://actionsprout.io/858020
  • Special Elections - Jon Ossoff: On April 18th, a special election is being held for Congress in Georgia's Sixth District. Democratic candidate, Jon Ossoff, is calling for canvass volunteers this weekend at his offices in Marietta, Roswell, and Chamblee. To volunteer, visit one of his offices during their open hours: https://electjon.com/offices

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