Weekly Action Items


#ActionItem: Don’t miss this handy pocket guide of actions this week: http://bit.ly/2wkqfFp

Featured actions include:
•Urging Congress to pass DACA
•Helping those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
•Stand against the pardoning of Joe Arpaio
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#ActionItem: Prevent the deportation of nonviolent undocumented immigrants

Call: Your rep: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find

Script:
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [town/zip].

I’m calling to express my strong opposition to H.R.3697, the so-called “Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act,” which would label many non-violent undocumented immigrants as gang members and give the Department of Homeland Security the power to deport them without challenge. Rep. [Name] must vote NO on this undemocratic and immoral bill.

Thank you for your hard work answering the phones.
[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]
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#ActionItem: Maintain enforcement of Title IX Sexual Assault Protections

Call: Department of Education – 800.872.5327

Script:

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a concerned constituent from [Town/Zip].

I’m calling to urge Secretary DeVos to maintain the critical Title IX (Title 9) protections for survivors of campus sexual assault as guided by the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter. This is a serious and troubling epidemic, and it is vital that schools maintain strong policy guidelines to protect its vulnerable students.

Thank you for your hard work answering the phones.
[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]
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#ActionItem: Stop Budget Cuts to Clean Air and Water.

Congress is considering budget and appropriations bills that would decimate budgets for the EPA and Dept of Interior. These cuts would threaten your clean air, water, climate, and public lands.

Email your members of Congress to oppose cuts that threaten our environment!

More info and email form: http://bit.ly/2gXDbPI
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#ActionItem: Advocate for censuring the president for condoning racism.

CALL: Your rep: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find

SCRIPT: Hi. I am from [ZIP] and deeply concerned about the president’s apparent tolerance for white supremacist views in his cabinet and racist aggression in our communities. I am calling to request that [name] join with fellow House representatives in co-sponsoring H.Res 496, which censures the president for his handling of the Charlottesville violence. Can I count on [name] to sign it? (Note: Louise Slaughter is a co-sponsor)
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#ActionItem: Oppose the GOP’s last-ditch efforts to repeal the ACA:

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

Script:

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [Town/Zip].

I’m calling to express my strong opposition to the Graham-Cassidy ACA repeal plan. Any plan that eliminates Medicaid expansion and fails to guarantee affordable coverage for low-income Americans is unacceptable. The American people want a bipartisan approach to repairing the ACA, not a repeal for it.

Thank you for your hard work answering the phones.
[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]
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#ActionItem: Advocate for your frightened neighbors and oppose domestic terrorism.

CALL: Your state legislator http://bit.ly/2vi3vFT
SCRIPT: I am a constituent in [town] and inspired by the new legislation passed in Illinois classifying neo-Nazis as terror organizations. I would like [name] to author legislation like this in [state]. While I respect the right to free speech and assembly, our neighbors are terrified to walk down the street. [Name] can stop this. Would you like me to send the full text used in Illinois? Thank you. (Full text: http://bit.ly/2vXvb4w)

WRITE: Thank State Senator Don Harmon for introducing legislation that would identify neo-Nazi groups as terrorist organizations in Illinois. 329 Capitol Building, Springfield, IL 62706
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#ActionItem: For those that can help, consider a donation to a Texas charity to support residents dealing with Hurricane Harvey. This list gives multiple options and tips: http://bit.ly/2wMbwb5
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#ActionItem: Sign up to volunteer for local races with the Monroe County Democratic Committee: http://bit.ly/2vXd0Mv
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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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