ACTION: Oppose the ban against Muslims, despite SCOTUS ruling (hat tip)
Write: Your 3 MoCs at a local office. Possible Script: I’m a constituent from [ZIP], concerned about discrimination against Muslims immigrating to the US and the SCOTUS ruling. I am asking you for two things: 1. To extend the definition of family to include grandparents, fiancé/es, aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces. 2. To pass stronger anti-discrimination and sanctuary resolutions so that liberty and welcome may prevail. Name, address. Bonus: Read this infographic.
ACTION: Advocate for Republicans for joining 2016 election hacking panel
Call: Your one representative. Possible Script: Hi. I’m calling from [ZIP] to express my support for the new House panel that plans to investigate the Russian hacking of the election. Safeguarding future elections isn’t a liberal or conservative issue, it’s a democracy issue. Democrats have invited Republicans to participate in this panel, and I would like [name] to do so. Can you please convey my message to her/him?
ACTION: Support election integrity and oppose voter fraud and suppression
ACTION: Support an Independent Commission
While the Russia investigation has been appointed a special counsel, we still do not have an Congressional independent investigation or an independent commission. While the special counsel is beneficial in seeking criminal charges, the independent commission does not have to answer to the DOJ, and would be able to make public even non-criminal actions. Let’s call our MoC and let them know that we have not forgotten about the need for an independent commission, and make sure that our Representatives have signed the discharge petition for the Protecting Our Democracy Act (H.R. 356) (more info and call script).
ACTION: Support quality, affordable healthcare for all Americans
ACTION: Oppose a 10-year delay in enacting air pollution regulations (Hat tip).
ACTION: Support sanctions against Russia
The Senate’s Russian sanctions bill (S.722) has stalled due to a procedural snafu. The Senate can now either tweak its bill, introduce a new one, or the House can introduce identical legislation to ensure there is no further delay. See more information and a call script at 5calls. We can:
ACTION: Ask that courthouses be off-limits to ICE
Although chief justices of the Supreme Courts of California, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island (so far) have publicly condemned it, ICE continues to stalk and arrest immigrants in courthouses across the country—most recently in a NY Human Trafficking Intervention Court meant to protect the victims of human trafficking. Though ICE insists that they pursue only those who threaten the public safety, the presence of their plainclothes agents have deterred immigrants, documented and undocumented, from appearing in court for fear of deportation (read article here). There are two things we can do: press the chief justices of our states to voice their opposition to ICE’s tactics and urge our state legislators to insist that courthouses, like schools and hospitals, be made off-limits to ICE.
ACTION: Move the DREAM Act out of committee Stating the need to focus on disaster…