3/21/2017

Nightly Actions for Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

URGENT - Healthcare

Last night, House Republican leaders released a set of changes to their plan to repeal and "replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which I call "Don't Care," in a last minute bid to win more votes. The changes include allowing states to require Medicaid recipients to work (?!) and to choose a Medicaid block grant over the cap system in the current bill. In a closed-door meeting with House Republicans today, 45 threatened critics of Don't Care by telling them that there would be a political crisis and sweeping electoral defeats if they did not pass the legislation (?!!). The House will vote on the bill on Thursday. Here's how you can help stop it.
45's Ties to Russia

On Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the FBI is investigating whether members of 45's campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. The White House continues to dismiss these claims and insist on investigating the people who leaked the information (??!!). Here's how you can help make sure that a thorough investigation is completed.
45's Budget

This week, we learned about 45's budget proposal, which guts the EPA and other science agencies, assistance programs for low-income and elderly Americans, public broadcasting, and the arts, and dumps billions into the military and attacks on immigrants. Here's how you can help stop this budget:
The Environment
  • Climate Change: In the last week alone, 45 has moved to dismantle the EPA, slash foreign aid programs that help poor people battle climate change, and overturn fuel standards that reduce pollution. Climate change is not just an environmental issue; it's one that puts people's homes and livelihoods at risk by exacerbating poverty. Use this form to email your MoC and demand that they protect programs that help poor people and address climate change:
    https://secure3.oxfamamerica.org/page/speakout/oppose-rolling-back-climate-progress
  • Keystone XL Pipeline: President Obama killed off the climate-wrecking Keystone XL tar sands pipeline over a year and a half ago, but 45 is trying to bring it back to life. TransCanada, the oil company behind the pipeline, has re-submitted its application for the permits needed to begin construction. Now, the State Department will decide whether to let TransCanada move to the next step of the approval process. Use this form to email the State Department and tell them to stop the Keystone XL:
    https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=00000000.app30103a?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4192
Miscellaneous
  • 45's Nominees - Jay Clayton, SEC: 45's nominee to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Jay Clayton, is a former Goldman Sachs advisor known as Wall Street's "bailout attorney." Use the following link to call your senators and urge them to oppose Clayton: http://action.citizen.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=13445
  • Online Privacy: Last October, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed rules preventing broadband providers from selling your personal online information to advertisers and other companies without your consent, but now Congress is poised to remove these protections. Sign this petition to tell the Senate to protect our online privacy:
    http://act.freepress.net/sign/internet_cra_privacy

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