Wednesday – Is “boondoggle” one word or two? Asking for a friend…

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Our voices are being heard on DACA. Pile it on!

Schumer has taken back his ridiculous offer to pay for a wall in return for a DACA deal, a solution to border protection that’s simultaneously simple-minded, environmentally destructive and insensitive to property rights of states, individuals and tribal groups, while remaining useless at its stated purpose.

Current costs are estimated at 21.6 billion by the Department of Homeland Security. But its construction is just the beginning of the cost to us.  But, as in East Germany, surely there will be any number of volunteers willing to remove it when this xenophobic wave passes.

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Pile on some more. Let’s make ourselves very, very clear.

Minimal Script: I am calling from [zip code] to tell Rep./Sen. [___] that we want a clean DREAM vote, without any ineffectual and money-wasting sideshows like Trump’s wall or cruel anti-family measures (discussed in video below), and funding for the Community Health Centers and for Puerto Rico’s recovery.

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

Other Rep Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

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

Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

Optional but interesting reading: http://www.benachcollopy.com/2018/01/didnt-just-become-citizen-immigration-lawyer-analyzes-recent-deportation/

Remind legislators that their interference with women’s privacy and self-determination will cost them.

Download the complete movie here on itunes.

Forty-five years ago, in the Roe v. Wade decision, the nation’s highest court affirmed that a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion is protected by the Constitution. We cannot go back to the days before Roe, when women put their lives on the line when they needed to end a pregnancy. Anti-choice supporters assure women that they weren’t jailed before this Supreme court decision. However, even without a reversal, that is no longer true.

  • Right now, American women are being jailed for self-aborting when legal facilities have been made unavailable.
  • Right now, American women suffering miscarriages at Catholic hospitals can’t be treated until the woman is close to dying.
  • Right now, women in labor are being tested without their consent, with results, right or wrong, being sent to authorities.
  • Right now, women in countries like El Salvador, where abortion is illegal, are being jailed for stillbirths and miscarriages.

With Trump pledging to appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe and supporting an unconstitutional ban on abortion after 20 weeks, your voice is needed more than ever.

Minimal Script: I am calling from [zip code] to thank Sen. [___] for supporting a woman’s essential liberty to choose and to strongly and publicly oppose S. 1922 – Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

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

Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

Optional but interesting reading: https://www.thenation.com/article/what-happens-when-women-fight-back/

Last day!  Please comment on “bump stocks” to the ATF.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is considering treating “bump stocks” like the ones used in the mass shooting in Las Vegas as falling under the legal definition of machine guns. Under laws already in place, the sale and manufacture of new machine guns for civilian use is banned and those already in circulation are tightly regulated. Extremist groups like the Gun Owners of America are urging their members to flood them with objections. Let’s let them know that we’re here, we are the majority who want common sense gun safety laws, and we think this would be a valuable step in the right direction. Comment here.

Sample Written Script: I support restricting the sale of bump stocks that transform legal semi-automatic weapons into illegal machine guns.  Under laws already in place, the sale and manufacture of new machine guns for civilian use is banned and those already in circulation are tightly regulated This is a common sense gun safety restriction that can help protect citizens from massacres such as occurred in Las Vegas.

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