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Week of July 22 - July 29


Action 1: PROTECT OUR NATIONAL MARINE MONUMENTS

Due to public interest and requests for additional time, NOAA will formally accept comments on the review of national marine sanctuaries through August 14. Let the administration know that our ocean needs more protection, not less. http://mbayaq.co/2eOnDNd

MAIL POSTCARDS BY August 7, and be sure to include the ID docket number. You may submit comments, identified by docket ID NOAA-NOS-2017-0066, to:

E.O. 13795 Review
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Silver Spring Metro Campus Building 4 (SSMC4), Eleventh Floor
1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

SEND ELECTRONIC COMMENTS by August 14 (extended):
https://www.regulations.gov/comment

 

ACTION 2: FIGHT FOR THE ACA

- Thank our Senators for standing strong against ACA repeal.
- Use Trumpcare Ten toolkit: https://www.trumpcareten.org
- Text Red State folks using Rapid Resist https://rapidresist.org
Thank you to Peter Lee and Covered California for planning ahead to protect our healthcare in our home state: 

Covered California
P.O. Box 989725
West Sacramento, CA
95798-9725

 

The following actions all come straight from Wall Of Us  

ACTION 1: Down with Trumpcare 

Et tu, Mike Lee and Jerry Morgan? Methinks the drama amongst Republicans in Washington has reached Shakespearean proportions. Monday night these two Republican senators dealt the deathblow to Mitch McConnell’s bill to repeal and replace the ACA. Democrats momentarily cheered across the land! But, wait! Is that Mitch we see rising from the carnage on Tuesday, shrieking “repeal and delay?!” A truly frightening sight. Hark, here come the fair maidens from Alaska, West Virginia and Maine to quell him

Enter the Donald stage left Wednesday, ordering senators to stay in Washington until they pass a bill to repeal and replace the ACA. The saga continued late into Wednesday night, as a cohort of Republican senators conspired behind closed doors to find the yet illusive consensus. And yet, an impasse

But the reality is that this is not a stage, and 32 million Americans stand to lose their healthcare. Repeal and delay is a reckless move which is far worse than the revised bill we fought off last week. Let’s make sure that this true story has a happy ending. 

Here’s how: 

  1. Read this article and study up on what the bill would do. 
  2. Find your Facebook friends in ten key states by using this tool  from our friends at Indivisible. 
  3. Attend the Our Lives On the Line - Day of Action & Bus Tour on July 29. Here are details for the DC event and state events. Bus route is here. Email emma@thehubproject.org if you have folks who want to plug into any stops.
  4. Call your senators. Use the scripts below. 

Call Dianne Feinstein: (202) 224-3841
SCRIPT: "I am calling to thank Senator Feinstein for standing firm against the Senate’s healthcare bill, our opposition worked to stop the bill! Of course, now the GOP wants to repeal and delay, which would immediately impact millions of Americans. I am calling to ask Senator Feinstein to fight back even harder against this bill. I have also learned that Senator Feinstein can stop this bill from being passed by filing an unlimited number of amendments as part of the reconciliation process. I hope that Senator Feinstein is prepared to protect the health of his/her constituents by using all the strategies available."

Call Kamala Harris: (202) 224-3553
SCRIPT: "I am calling to thank Senator Harris for standing firm against the Senate’s healthcare bill, our opposition worked to stop the bill! Of course, now the GOP wants to repeal and delay, which would immediately impact millions of Americans. I am calling to ask Senator Harris to fight back even harder against this bill. I have also learned that Senator Harris can stop this bill from being passed by filing an unlimited number of amendments as part of the reconciliation process. I hope that Senator Harris is prepared to protect the health of his/her constituents by using all the strategies available."

ACTION 2: stop devos from taking protections away from victims of sexual assault

Is anyone surprised that the Trump Administration doesn’t care about victims of sexual assault? This week we saw another example of that when Education Secretary Betsy Devos proposed to eliminate protections for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses that were implemented under President Obama. Despite the fact that 23% of college students experience sexual assault or violence on campus, DeVos is justifying her elimination of these protections on the theory that sometimes the accused are innocent. Of course, the punishment of anycrime faces that risk. DeVos’ outsized concern for those accused of assault has caused the attorneys general of 20 states to urge DeVos to keep the protections in place. We must make sure other states follow this lead.

Here’s how:

  1. Read the letter.
  2. Call your attorney general. Use the script below.

Call CA Attorney General (916) 445-9555
SCRIPT: "I am calling to thank Attorney General Becerra for signing the letter in response to Betsy Devos’ proposal to eliminate protections for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses. Attorney General Becerra’s support of these victims is an example of true leadership. Will Attorney General Becerra consider posting his/her letter on his/her social media so that I can share it widely?"

ACTION 3: Gear up to fight against the house GOP budget

The House GOP unveiled its budget this week and it is just as ugly as Trump’s budget released last May--it steals from the working class and poor to give massive tax cuts to the rich. Specifically, the House GOP budget proposes to freeze pell grants to college students, take funding from people with disabilities, and eliminate funding for environmental clean-up of toxic waste sites. It isn’t time to call your Representatives just yet, but we can’t kick back either. We need to start preparing to resist this budget now.

Here’s how:

  1. Study up on what Trump’s budget does to your state or district, prepared by our friends at the Center for American Progress.
  1. Help the Center for American Progress fight this budget by sharing your personal story about how the budget would impact you or your family.
  2. Share the Center for American Progress’ Hands Off Campaign on social media.

ACTION 4: Stick with love

Partisanship and division are at an all time high in America, and the spirit of love, understanding, and civil discourse seems gone. All-of-us must do our part to stand in unity, engage with our communities, and show our love for our country. 

Join our partner LoveArmy this summer to resist with love + power. The Summer of Love and Resistance is 10 weeks of teach-ins, actions and events to ground you in the skills, values, and ideas you need to fight different. Their first teach in, hosted by Van Jones with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and award winning filmmaker Valarie Kaur, centered on the theme of love as resistance. So let’s make this the summer of love. 

Here's how: 

  1. Sign up for the Love Army to learn about the history of the progressive movement and find new strategies to unite and create change through radical love.

 

Earlier Event: July 1
Week of July 1, 2017
Later Event: July 29
Week of July 29 - August 5