Monday is busy, folks! 2 urgent calls, 2 written comments – all laid out for fast action!

Calls actions – Two quick ones that are being voted on today! If you’ve called before, call again. These are that important.

Call #1 – This dangerous anti-choice bill is scheduled for voting on Monday at 5:30 pm. Get your calls in early. Try the DC offices first.

The House has already passed their version of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) plans to bring the Senate version (S. 1922) to a vote this week, perhaps in time for the State of the Union address and in a calculated move to target Democrats before the midterms.

Why is access to abortions after 20 weeks so important? Read this woman’s story and this one. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, download it on itunes.

Minimal Script: I am calling from [zip code] to thank Sen. [___] for supporting a woman’s essential liberty to choose what’s necessary for her and her family in consultation with her medical advisors 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

See connected post here.

Another horrible judicial pick. Vote is 1/30

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David Stras – nominated for US Court of Appeals for the eighth Circuit. – Another far right candidate who has ruled against government transparency, ruled to limit the rights of children with disabilities, and women, and sided with Minnesota’s Republican legislature in its effort to put on the ballot a measure to make it more difficult for minorities and the elderly to vote, in language that was “phrased to actively deceive and mislead.” https://www.afj.org/our-work/nominees/david-stras

Minimal Script: I’m calling today from [___] to ask Senator [___] to vote against the confirmation of David Stras for Justice on the Eight Circuit Court.

More script if you want it: Stras is an extremist with a disturbing track record of limiting the rights of voters, women and children, and he failed to receive necessary blue slip approval from his home-state Senators.

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

and Senator Harris: email, 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

Written actions – Deadline for two today!

No, we want to keep drilling safety protections. Really! – Deadline Jan. 29th – TODAY! 

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It’s ridiculous that we have to beg to keep basic protections that experts have created after assessing the causes of multiple devasting oil spills. But this is a new era…

So, please join in and write to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to keep offshore drilling safety practices as-is here. As of this morning, they only have 587 comments!

Your comment doesn’t have to be amazingly original. Cruise through here or  here for some ideas, find something that sounds sort of like you after coffee and mix it up a bit.

Here’s a sample of comments already submitted:

  • Please protect our coastal environment! Do not weaken the current regulations on offshore drilling. The current regulations incorporate valuable lessons learned from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, when 4.9 million barrels of oil spilled into the sea, killing nearly a million seabirds and still causing effects in the Gulf. The proposed rules loosen controls on blowout preventers and third party certification that safety devices will work under the extreme conditions in which they are placed. The impact of another spill like the Deepwater Horizon, which the new rules practically guarantee, will far outweigh the benefits of reducing operating costs for oil companies that can well afford them. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement should be committed to the safety of offshore drilling operations, not with oil company profits. Strong regulation and an independent BSEE are needed to ensure that offshore drilling can coexist with other important uses of our coastline, including recreation, tourism, fishing and wilderness.
  • I am writing to inform you of my concern for the announced drilling for oil off the coastline of the US. What a terrible idea! We should be preserving our environment instead of destroying it. This country already has enough sources for oil production. Why do this? Do the oil companies really need more money? Just asking.

They’ve already attacked protections on clean water and air. Now they’re coming after kids’ nutrition. Comment thru Jan. 29 -TODAY

Apparently, kids in the South don’t like the little black flakes in whole grain grits, so USDA head Sonny Perdue, former agribusiness leader and current climate-change denier, says we gotta remove protections on schoolkids’ health…

Put your comments here.

Sample text: 30.3 million kids depend on free or reduced school lunch programs to get the calories and nutrition they need to be healthy. We have a growing number of kids with chronic food insecurity.  Students who do not get nutritious meals at home are often lethargic and unable to learn or play during this crucial stage of development. Food insecurity can also lead to obesity, as kids fill up on the low-nutrient foods their families can afford. “Low nutritional content” should never be a descriptor for food offered during school lunches. Teaching kids about healthy food is key, not reducing access to it.

 

 

 

 

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