Weekly Action Items

 

 

 

 

#ActionItem: Don’t miss this handy pocket guide of actions this week (BLM needs your help; continue to speak out against Senate healthcare bill!): http://bit.ly/2tivlFQ
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#ActionItem: Tell Secretary Zinke: No Drilling in Our Oceans! Sign the petition, tweet, or donate: http://bit.ly/2t4ToTI
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#ActionItem: Oppose DeVos’ attempt to dismantle protections for campus rape victims.

CALL:
Senator Schumer: 585.263-5866/202.224.6542
Senator Gillibrand: 585.263.6250/202.224.4451
Rep: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find

SCRIPT: Hi, I’m from [ZIP], and I’m concerned Betsy DeVos is considering dismantling Title IX (nine) and protections for survivors of sexual violence. Where does [name] stand on Title IX and campus sexual violence? Can I count on his/her support of S. 856 (Senate) / H.R. 1949 (House)? Thank you.
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#ActionItem: Sign up to volunteer for voter registration events. The most immediate ones coming up are:

•Friday July 21, 2017 – 5:30pm – 8:00pm Puerto Rico Latino Night @ the Public Market

•Saturday July 29, 2017 – 11am-5:30pm Puerto Rican Festival Agency Fair
To volunteer please contact: actiontogetherroc@gmail.com 
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#ActionItem: Support net neutrality and oppose slow-loading Internet and blocked sites. WRITE: To the FCC on their comment page, proceeding 17-108. (Go to the left side and click “+New Filing”) http://bit.ly/2r5wwat

SCRIPT: When I pay for Internet service, I expect protection from data discrimination, privacy invasion, and access restrictions. FCC Chairman Pai’s proposal risks my rights as a citizen. Corporations won’t do the right thing. I want the FCC to uphold all existing Title II net neutrality rules. Thanks.
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#ActionItem: Oppose a bill that will increase dependence on fossil fuels.

CALL:
Senator Schumer: 585.263-5866/202.224.6542
Senator Gillibrand: 585.263.6250/202.224.4451

SCRIPT: Hi, I’m from [ZIP] and very concerned about S. 1460, the massive energy bill being rushed through the Senate. It’s opposed by conservation, water, farming, and even industry groups because it increases our country’s dependence on fossil fuels. I’m asking that Sen. [name] oppose this outdated bill and focus on clean, renewable energy.
Read more: http://bit.ly/2uAUADj
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#ActionItem: Stand up for DACA kids.
SIGN: petition to support immigrant youth: http://bit.ly/2jn1aqf
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#ActionItem: Oppose healthcare plan exemptions for Members of Congress.|

CALL:
Senator Schumer: 585.263-5866/202.224.6542
Senator Gillibrand: 585.263.6250/202.224.4451

SCRIPT: Hi. I’m from [ZIP] calling to express my outrage that senators would exempt themselves from the same healthcare plan they plan to impose on the public. Not only is this unethical, but the optics are awful. I want [name] to publicly oppose this exemption and strip it from the bill. Thank you.
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#ActionItem: Advocate for our transgender servicepeople.

WRITE: Sec. Jim Mattis, 1400 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1400
SCRIPT: I support our transgender troops. All military servicepeople who want to serve our country deserve respect, not delays.
Read more: http://wapo.st/2tivwB3
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#ActionItem: Oppose the appointment of torture supporter, Steven G. Bradbury.

CALL:
Senator Schumer: 585.263-5866/202.224.6542
Senator Gillibrand: 585.263.6250/202.224.4451

SCRIPT: Hi. I’m from [ZIP] calling because I would like [name] to oppose Steven Bradbury for attorney in the Trump Administration. We need moral, moderate candidates. Those who work to violate civil rights and support torture are too extreme for our government. Thanks.
SIGN PETITION: http://bit.ly/2u1hjoW
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#ActionItem: Win seats in 2018. Advocate for bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment.

CALL: Rep: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find

SCRIPT: Hi. I’m calling to ask Rep. [name] to support the bipartisan bill called the Voting Rights Amendment Act. It matters to me because the bill prevents racial discrimination and improves transparency. I would like [name] to support voting rights and cosponsor this bipartisan bill. Thanks.
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#ActionItem: Download the Stance app, which makes calling elected officials easier and less stressful: http://www.takeastance.us/
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#ActionItem: Check out our Actions & Causes page for ongoing ways to get involved as well as info on progressive organizations in the Rochester area: http://bit.ly/2rIktii

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