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 [name] oppose this outdated bill and focus on clean, renewable energy.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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Weekly Action Items

Don’t miss out on this handy pocket guide of actions: http://bit.ly/2sW0F9t
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Advocate for healthcare. A senate vote is imminent.

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 ask _SEN. NAME_ to fight for my right to affordable, quality healthcare coverage. Specifically, (list what you want). Ideas:
1. No gender discrimination and no lifetime caps.
2. Access to reproductive medicine without cost.
3. Coverage for all pre-existing conditions.
4. Cost less than $X per month per person.
5. Comprehensive Medicare and Medicaid.

Most importantly, share why this is personally significant to you.

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Insist on an open hearing of the senate healthcare bill.
CALL OR FAX:
Sen. Orrin Hatch, SFC office
Ph: 202.224.4515
Fax 202.228.0554

SCRIPT: I am calling Sen. Hatch in his capacity as the chair of the Senate Finance Committee. The Senate’s current approach to the healthcare issue appears secretive, manipulative, and undemocratic. Democracy thrives with discussion, cooperation, and compromise. As a consumer of healthcare services, I’m asking Sen. Hatch to conduct open, public hearings on the Senate healthcare bill.

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Click to tweet and call senators that could decide whether we lose healthcare https://www.trumpcaretoolkit.org/

You can also sign the letter to tell Senate Republicans to #LetUsTestify before they vote on their bill.
http://act.savemycare.org/page/s/let-us-testify

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Oppose the repeal of important protections from Obama’s 2nd term
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 concern about the Midnight Rules Relief Act. It’s unethical for regulations enacted at the end of a president’s term to be subject to different rules for repeal. Congress must be separate from the executive branch. Please ask _SEN. NAME_ to vote against S. 34.

Read more here: https://govtrackinsider.com/midnight-rules-relief-act-would…
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Support equal rights for your LGBTQ+ friends and family

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_ calling to express my support for equal rights for the LGBTQ community. Can you tell me if _NAME_ plans to support The Equality Act of 2017? (Senate: S.1006 / House: H.R. 2282)

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•Stop the rollback of birth control coverage.
CALL:
Office of Budget and Management, Mick Mulvaney: 202.395.3080
Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Price: 202.205.5445

For Script, visit: 5calls.org

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•Oppose the detention and persecution of gay men in Chechnya.

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

SCRIPT: Hi. I’m from _ZIP_ and deeply concerned about the welfare of gay men in Chechnya. As I’m sure you know, the government is imprisoning and torturing them and has killed at least three. A resolution moved to the House floor to assert their human rights. Will _NAME_ please sign H. Res. 351?

Petition US companies to pressure Chechnya economically: http://iglhrc.nonprofitsoapbox.com/demand-stop-to-detention…

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•Thank Gov. Andrew Cuomo for forming the United States Climate Alliance and tell him that you appreciate his leadership, creativity, and priorities for a liveable planet.

CALL OR FAX Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Ph: 518.474.8390
Fax: 518.474.1513

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Oppose opening national monuments to energy development.

Visit: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOI-2017-0002-0001, click dark blue Comment Now! button, upper right.

SCRIPT: I am writing in response to executive order 13792. (Share how you use or enjoy national monuments, and why you want these spaces to be preserved.)

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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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Weekly Action Items

Check out this pocket guide of actions! CTA 4-9-17nat 2

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Urge congress to grant asylum to Syrian refugees
Go to 5calls.org for script

CALL:
Schumer: 202.224.6542
Gillibrand: 202.224.4451
http://www.house.gov/representatives/find
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•Support access to safe abortions by opposing HR7: http://bit.ly/2jNecvF

CALL:
Schumer: 202.224.6542
Gillibrand: 202.224.4451

SCRIPT:

Hi. I’m from ZIP and calling to express my opposition to HR7, which prevents women from accessing safe, medical abortion. https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/7
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Demand town halls during the April recess
Go to 5calls.org for script and representative’s phone number

Or find your rep here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find
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Support the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017
Go to 5calls.org for script and representative’s phone number

Or find your rep here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find
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Hike for Earth Day and help the Sierra Club raise $20,000
Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2oY6sfE
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Oppose any attempt to defund Planned Parenthood or restrict women’s access to critical reproductive health services.
Sign the petition: http://bit.ly/2ojVdvf
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Join your local tax day march on Saturday. There’s one going on in Buffalo: https://www.facebook.com/events/408659229507588
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