The Stupid Border Wall is not JUST a waste of money. It threatens our biggest wildlife refuges.

Although Trump has concerns for drug dealers throwing bags over the wall, he hasn’t given any thought to wildlife. Initial construction testing has begun on a section that would split an refuge ecosystem in two. Negative wildlife impact from border fencing has been well-documented, and this unnecessary barrier will harm our wildlife and the environment.  

Script: I calling Congressperson [_____]  to OPPOSE including any border-wall funding in the next budget, and to oppose any legislation that would provide additional funding. Not only is this a waste of money, but it also destroys our national wildlife refuges, as well as the eco-tourism that thrives because of them.

Call Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

OR Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

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Trump has put our Channel Islands are on the block. We need more time to fight.

Rep. Carbajal (D-CA) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), are urging U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to extend the public comment period to 90 days on Executive Order 13795 which would roll back environmental protections of Marine Sanctuaries (read Channel Islands).

Support their effort, and if you haven’t already made a public comment please do so before July 26th, 11:59pm ET by clicking here: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAA-NOS-2017-0066

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July 23rd is a busy day. Pick an activity and join the front lines!

July 23rd is either the 2nd day of this activity – helping to register voters away from Congressman Nunes in the Fresno, Tulare, Visalia area, or the day of this…
(Look near the bottom for additional “cat-on-your-lap” protest activities)

MEDICARE FOR ALL MARCH LA

SUNDAY, JULY 23 @ 11:00 AM2:00 PM

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Healthy California Pride

With the repeal of the flawed and partially defunded ACA on the horizon, and the abhorrent plans to replace it with something that is not care, but a tax cut for the wealthy, it’s time to let Congress know we wish to have health care for all people like all other modern industrialized nations.

It’s very likely that they won’t make a decision on #Trumpcare until the end of session in Congress, which is why we need to make our voices heard across the country to tell our elected officials that the option is Medicare for all in the U.S. and more specifically, CA.

Let us also send a message to California Speaker Anthony Rendon —> stop blocking healthcare for all & let the Assembly VOTE on SB 562 – the single-payer health care bill!

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No more swamp creatures. Vote No on Bernhardt for Deputy Secretary of the Interior

David Bernhardt, a darling lobbyist of the oil and gas industry, who regularly sues the Interior Department on behalf of his corporate clients, could be number two in command of protecting public lands and waters. This is a nominee with enough conflicts of interest to make ethics watchdogs’ heads explode. His confirmation vote could happen as early as today or tomorrow. 

Script:  Please tell Senator [___] to vote “NO” on David Bernhardt. We already have too many people with compromised loyalties and ethics in the Trump regime. No more.

CALL Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

AND Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

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As Senator Murkowski said, “She did not come to Washington to hurt people.” Let’s thank her.

Thanks to three Republican women senators, Obamacare might just survive the GOP’s campaign to repeal it. The fight is not over, so keep calling our own senators with words of encouragement in this fight, but let’s thank these women for their courage to stand up against their own party and for wanting to see something better for their constituents and the rest of us.

1) Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV):  https://www.capito.senate.gov/contact/contact-shelley
2) Senator Susan Collins (R-ME): https://www.collins.senate.gov/contact

3) Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK):  https://www.murkowski.senate.gov/contact/email

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Healthcare Whiplash Wednesday – Just keep calling…

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(Ben Wikler, MoveOn) “…we need to make sure zombie Trumpcare stays in its grave. Remember, McConnell is still insisting on a vote next week on repealing the Affordable Care Act, even though he doesn’t have the votes to pass it—apparently because he wants to be able to say he tried before moving on to tax cuts for billionaires. We need to make absolutely sure that vote goes down in flames. But even after that, even if Republicans can’t repeal it legislatively, Trump will keep trying to sabotage it through executive action. And Trump’s budget calls for hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid. We still have to resist with all our might.

And it’s also time to look ahead. We must hold accountable everyone who voted for this hideous bill or came close to supporting it—and prepare to throw dozens of Republicans out of Congress next fall. And it’s time to rally Democrats in support of the visionary step forward that America still desperately needs: Medicare for All. “

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Today – Wednesday! Learn how to help create new Americans (& new voters!)…

Screen Shot 2017-06-16 at 5.37.36 PMI’ve been to a lot of lectures in my life, but this one, given by our local immigration lawyer, Vanessa Frank, on how someone becomes a citizen of our country, was absolutely fascinating. You cannot come out of it without a new sense of respect for all those people you see at citizenship swearing-in ceremonies.

Learning how to help immigrants fill out the N400 Citizenship Application form is, in itself, a civics lesson, a history lesson and a profound insight into the human journey that ends with the privilege of calling oneself an “American”.  Continue reading “Today – Wednesday! Learn how to help create new Americans (& new voters!)…”